Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Ville and Super Week
It's been a really long time since i have posted on here probably due to travelling a lot and having a very short attention span and a lack of awesome results. But actually my results really haven't been too bad with a few pretty good ones in there too. After coming back from Fitchburg and taking a few more days off the bike I finally started to feel better and managed not to get dropped from the first day of Super Week in Chicago. Then the next day my Turin team drove down to Louisville for some NRC crit action in the hottest weather of the year so far. I got 9th place which netted almost $500!!!! And now I can say that i have finished top 10 in an NRC race which I think sounds pretty cool. After a kind of mediocre next day where our team got 3 in the top 15 but no one in the top 10 we headed back up to Chicago for more super week action. I placed 20th at Richton park and 22nd in Evanston (sort of I think they put me ahead of where i really was but I am not complaining) but had a few lackluster days and crashed at Ripon. Ripon was an exciting one since it started raining with 20 laps to go and people started crashing left and right. I managed to keep it up in the rain but I blew up with 2 laps to go and finished 30th. Now I have been resting at Purdue for a few days and I am gonna do Racine, Kenosha, Downer Ave and the Chicago Downtown Criterium. Should be an exciting 4 days of racing.