Sunday, April 1, 2007

No April Fools!

Mitch and Steven raced 7 times this weekend.
Mitch (4 races) did the Conquer the Canal TT and Cat 4 Greenville Crit on Saturday and the Cat4 and 40+ at the Townebank Crit in Langley the following day. Steven did the TT in the morning and Cat 5 race in Greenville that afternoon (both 5th place finishes). He did the Cat 5 race at Langley on Sunday (2nd in point, 3rd overall). That's a lot of racing.

Saturday - The Conquer the Canal Time Trial
It was a great day with light winds and temps in the 50/60s. We picked up some points (5th - Steven and 11th - Joe) in the Cat 5 as well as in the Cat 4 (Lirette a 4th and Mitch somewhere in the top 15). Newcomer Chris Kitchen (newcomer because he's sans a jersey) just missed out on the points with a 16th in the Cat 5. I haven't seen the rest of the results to see if Joe C. picked up any in the 50+.

Sunday - Townebank Crit at Langley Speedway
Another perfect day of racing with light winds and temps in the 60/70s. I didn't get there for the Cat 4 race but Shawn picked up a 3rd and I heard Lirette got a top 15 with help from Amos, Mitch, Joe and Fishsticks.
The Cat 5 race was once again a crash fest. Luckily no AAB riders were involved but the eventual winner took advantage of a bad wreck and attacked the field. Steven picks up a 3rd and Joe, who helped Steven keep the gap with an impressive bridge, got a 4th. Since the 2nd place finisher was a collegiate, they get the 2nd and 3rd points. I haven't seen the official results and don't know if anybody else finished in the top 15. I'll post the results link when they are published.
Good job to all that raced this weekend.
Race reminder, the next BAR race is on the 15th up in Richmond (Go Fast Turn Left) followed by the Casey Crit on the 22nd.