Pedaling wrote:How good was that!
Completed my first race today, at a windy Heffron park.
Raced C grade crit race with Randwick/Botany, learnt a hell of a lot, and a great time doing it.
Really appreciate DD's advice, stayed at second and third wheel for most of the race, until the sprint.
Premature sprint, I went way too early, but you live and learn.
I will post a race report later.
Far out man. What a great effort! That's amazing. Crits are hard to master, not many people can do that on their first one. Congratulations!
Live and learn ....yes, young DD did the Sutherland crit Friday night, made friends with a Sydney Uni Velo guy on the start line and after the first lap they had a 50 second break thanks to his cousin doing a go-slow on the front of the main group in A grade. They kept swapping off for 15 minutes and DDjnr took the first sprint prime before a group of 3 managed to bridge across to make it 5. Despite some big chasing behind the gap was still holding at 40 seconds, the 5 were very strong and DD and his new friend battled the next prime and the Uni guy got it by a wheel. Near the end of the race the gap was still 35 seconds and DDjnr got greedy for another $15 and went for it, missed it, and then blew big time . he went from doing 45kph to 10 kph and went backwards through the bunch and out the back, all this with just 2 laps remaining. He finished last. Theres a lesson there somewhere...