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The Paul Mach Blog - Snelling = 86 Mile Race Ride

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Snelling = 86 Mile Race Ride
Saturday, February 21, 2009 - Race Reports
It was a 12:15 start time but I still had to get up early at 7:30am. Drove down with Tim and Trudy. They were very nice especially after they found out my water bottle with 1st Endurance leaked out all over their clothes.

I rolled to the line early and started handing out my business cards to all the Cal-Giant guys. I explained that if they needed help bringing back a break or something they should call me. They didn't think it was funny.

Anyway, the goal for me was to get in a break or at least try really hard. I was a little pissed at Cherry Pie because the break went pretty much before I had clipped in.

I tried and tried to get in a break, for almost the whole race. Nothing ever went very far. There were a couple good attempts. The best of which was with a half lap to go. But I'd always look back to see some dude on the front with his head down. Never a good sign.

Overall, I was very aggressive and had good sensations. It was a good ride.

For the sprint I dropped back to try and help Tim move up. I was kinda tired at this point so was only able to move him up from 30th to 20th. But it's the thought that counts. Right?

I was so far back in the sprint that I don't even know who won. I do know that Zach beat me. But he didn't see the wind the whole day. Getting popped off the back and having to chase back on doesn't count.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009, 10:01 am
I do believe that on the first lap I saw the wind multiple times... and it was on the front, not off the back

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 10:33 am
Thanks for the help at the end there. It helped me find a wheel at the end, but apparently not the right one :-(

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