Tuesday, May 26, 2009

First Crit Ever!

I just raced my first crit tonight, and I have to say that I didn't think it would be THAT intense for the whole race. It was a heck of a lot of fun for anyone wondering if they want to take part in Midweek Mayhem. I'm happy to report that there were no crashes at all, so it seems to me that these are about as safe as a regular road race.

The only thing that I didn't really like was that I was in a 300 meter sprint for what I thought was 4th place, but was actually 6th due to a 2 man breakaway that I had no idea about...heck, I didn't even know what place I was in until someone told me that we had caught up to the lead group (which was actually the lead chase group).

So if you're a little tentative about these, take it from a rookie that they're not as bad as you're thinking and are a lot of fun and great training.

7 comments:

Darcy G said...

You rocked it!

DalRock said...

Holy crap I'm so stoked about how many ST people came out, that's so awesome!. way to go!. I'm stoked.

Scott G-C said...

Sounds Awesome, I am going to do my first crit next Tuesday.

Rick M said...

I was at the back of the pack and have to agree with Clarke, these crits are a lot of fun and an intense 30 minutes of riding!!

See you out there next Tuesday......

midweek said...

Mr. Chui left his helmet/gloves at the race last night. Adrienne (one of the Midweek Mayhem Directors) has it. She works at Bow Cycle and was planning on taking it down there for you to pick up. She's at the Service Cashier desk. You can just call the shop, though, to make sure she's got it there.

-2 points to Speed Theory for forgetfulness! (just kidding...)

cheers | noel.

Rob said...

Nice Work Clarke, I'll be joining you guys in a week or two for these shindigs.

Chewy, you'd forget your damn head if it wasn't attached! Thanks for the save Noel.

M said...

Thanks Noel, I thought I left them on top of my car last night...

Scott, I saw you at Research park last night. Thought you were racing?!

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