Monday, March 23, 2009 - Race ReportsIt's early Monday morning and I'm pissed off and thus can't sleep. Just got back from the San Dimas Stage Race and checked the official results to see that I did get time gapped in the crit. I was already pissed off about how I raced and to get time gapped makes it even worse.
So I was 16 seconds behind at the end of the crit and moved down to 14th in the GC. Basically I didn't man up a few time and got pushed to the back. Then it got fast and it was hard to do anything about it. On the last lap a gap opened and I was caught behind it. That, my friends, is why you don't ride at the back.
The road race the day before was also pretty hectic. I worked to maintain position the whole day as about 100 guys all wanted to be in the top 20. I got in a little move in the middle but it didn't last long. Towards the end I was getting good at positioning myself for the climb and finished with the lead group of about 40.
Well, that was San Dimas. It sucks to be stupid and lose time in a crit, but live and learn I guess.