Lovely day for a bike ride, 50degrees and rain. Anyway at ABRA #2 RR outside of Waynesburg a little rain made the fields a little thin but many of the usual showed up. Ian and I represented UPMC. Ian was out first in the 3/4's I understand he did well riding in the peleton combined with the 123's. A couple 123's broke away at the first climb but Ian sat in the main group, climbing as well as usual. He had a little sprint in the chase group of a dozen or so and placed 14th overall in the 3/4's.
I raced the Masters of course,together with the women, about 30 of us all together. The rain was constant but never real hard during the race. The first hill I started a little too hard and lost position but got back with the group with a hard effort on the downhill. Recovered only to see Gunnar pull off the front by himself and not enough organization to pull him back in. I didn't care since he is racing the +40's. The next two hills I managed better and saved a couple matches for the top. Descents were slow because of the wet roads. By the time the third hill came about there were three women, four +40's, myself and another +50's . Six miles to go and the group rotating well positioning for the eventual sprint. 500 meters out I go! What was I thinking? I happened to hold off all but Ted Mac McPherson, a +40 to finish 4th in our race and 1st in the +50's. A quick change to get into some dry and warm clothes and wait for the podium and the wheel truck.
Next week Steel City Showdown, Kiddie-up!
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