We went into the B race with the idea that we would attack and counter attack as often as possible. Scott was off the front by the first turn, when he was caught Brandon was off the front, when he got caught, Joel, then Brigham, then myself, repeat...etc. It was great. For the entire race there was only a couple of moments when a R1V jersey wasn't off the front.
As training races go, this was perfect. A good ride out and back with some serious effort in between. The total was about 72 miles from door to door. I saw Evan, Pico, Eva, Spiff out there working hard too.
Some observations from our race:
1) Even though we attacked well, I'm wondering if it could have been more productive attacking in pairs. The effort to get away was good, but sustaining that effort against a pack that wasn't too keen on letting a break get away. I got into a little two man break for a couple of laps...and that was a lot easier than going out on my own. I assume that the problem with going in twos though is that others would be more inclined to bring you back.
2) With one to go, Brig and I went to the front to try to set up Elder Lumm for the finish. We ended up 1/2 up front with waaay to much distance to go. On that course I think if we had waited till about half way between turns 3 & 4 to make the effort we could have controlled the finish a little better. Too early (same thing happend at Turkey Day last year I think).
Brandon ended up 5th...and considering the amount of effort he put in during the race...well done. I don't think anyone went into this thinking about the finish...more just the efforts during.
It was a great day.