There was a very low "pro" count at Land Park today, so the chances of being able to use our amateur level power to initiate a result were exceptionally high. Motivated, check.
The course had some crazy, brake squealing "S" turns along the backside, and I was secure in my ability to stick them in the rain and use them to gap the field. Confident, check.
Motivation and confidence levels were high, now we just needed some of that all-important luck.
This coming weekend prepare to get ANNIHILATED! 3 days, 4 races, 1 shitty town...the MADERA DOME!! Hard core, non-stop Pro 1/2 racing action from Friday through SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! All your favorites will be there to fight to the death; Gravedigger, Bigfoot, Jacque-Maynes, Velopromo Rick and MORE!! Kid's super value seats are just FIVE BUCKS!! Adults tickets, only $72! This Friday though SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! BE THERE!!!!
Merced is one of the many charming Central California towns bleeding directly off Highway 99. It is situated in the West Coast hotbed of almond farms, meth labs and gang violence.
Once a year, bike racing descends on this special city. This dazzling display of speed, heath and athleticism is a delight to Merced's growing homeless and non-english speaking population.
Nate Freed and I drove down to participate in the Downtown Criterium on Saturday followed by the Foothills Road Race on Sunday. Both Pro 1/2 races, with some big names showing up to race.