Long time, but nobody is reading this thing anyway...
Hains Point today was good. Chuck, what seemed like the entire DCVelo contingency, and the regular crowd of hooligans all showed up. The first two laps were pretty mild and I was hoping for some easy turns of the pedals after a pretty good weekend of riding; 40 on Saturday and 60 on Sunday (first two day weekend ride of the season for me...left me beat). After two laps of some casual riding (think 16 to 18 mph), the pace quickened and the attacks started coming. Now, if any team has got "it" figured out when it comes to bike racing, it has to be DCVelo. Those guys get it. Send one guy up the road, when the chase happens, catch a free ride in the draft and counter upon contact...simple stuff, right? Even though I took a beating when I tried to chase one of them down and towed Ken Young to the line for an easy "win", it was fun to see Chuck take a little beating as well. At least twice he was nipped at the line by well played tactics. Its nice to know that no matter how strong you are, some organized guys can get together and play the cards right to beat you.
I read a cool article on Svein Tuft today. That guy was a wild one growing up. Worth a read and puts some character on a face that we'll probably see a lot of during the big races coming up.