Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Race ReportsThis weekend UC Davis hosted the West Coast Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships and well, we did a lot of winning. Men, Women, Team Omnium, it was pretty epic.
Saturday morning was the team time trial. The place was alive with people trying to get all their equipment together and our squad was no exception. The course was pretty technical with some big rollers and swirling winds. We rode well and won.
The road race was that afternoon. 4x20 miles with a 4 mile gravel section. There was a bunch of good racing and with a lap to go we had Nils off the front with Harrison Tripp from Berkeley. Phil, Adam and I bridged up on the tailwind climb to make it 4 of 5. I felt bad as we attacked Harrison, but that's bike racing. The 4 of us rolled across the line together with Nils taking the well deserved win.
This is the second time Davis has done the 4-sweep at conference. In 2007 Jim, Eric, Garrett and Shannon pulled it off in the Mens B crit.
Sunday's crit Downtown was pretty cool and not just because I overheard a couple girls in the Portos talking about why they use chamois butter. FYI, people can hear you!
The actual race was good. I rode the crit hard and got in a break of 5 with about 20 minutes to go. Knowing that I couldn't win if this went to the line I attacked with 5 to go and soloed for the win. Got to love those home crowd wins.
Overall a good weekend, Nils won a race, I won a race, and Phil won the omnium. The other categories had similar results.
On an even more pleasant note, in the legendary "Notes from Underground" this site was awarded "Most in Love with Pro Bike Racer" as PaulMach.com with Paul Mach. I'm happy to know that people in So-Cal read my blog.