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12 corners of death
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - Race Reports
Today's crit in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas was off the hook cray cray. Even our crit guys said it was, "The sketchiest F***in' course," they have ever seen. And those guys do a lot of crazy stuff.

12 corners, in about a mile, for 90 minutes. 3 downhill corners; one with construction, one with bricks and one that was "like ice."

That last corner was eating people all day. I personally saw 3 crashes right in front of me. The worst was Kyle Wamsley's. He went down hard bridging to the break and broke his collar bone, among other things. Poor guy is passed out in the other bed right now.

I happily called it quits after about 70 minutes when I got gapped by yet another crash. Only Andy, Ben and Jeremy finished to protect their GC (2nd and 3rd) and the team GC (1st).

Right now I'm just happy (and thankful) to be starting California with all my skin.

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Drew J
Sunday, May 9, 2010, 11:31 pm
SOunds like a nightmare.. good report though!

Jim A
Monday, May 10, 2010, 4:29 am
Sorry about Kyle...but glad you come to the start of CA intact and probably feeling better on the inside as well as skinful on the outside.

Monday, May 10, 2010, 9:11 am
This pisses me off no end. WRT this and the Giro, is there a race organizer that gives a rat's ass about the welfare of the riders? A Shack-style boycott (Giro) of JM is in order.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 7:59 pm
Mega Bummed about Ky-guy. Really bummed to hear about what we went thru. Climbing corps looks tight!!!!

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