|The first mass start in the Men's B and as a Cat 3 at|
Day 1 - Dartmouth L'Enfer Du Nord - ITT and Criterium
|Rocketing up the power|
climb in the Criterium
The day progressed with the weather fluctuating from warm to cold, from windy to calm. By the end of the day it had begun to snow, but before the snow was my time to take a stab at the Criterium. Having watched the Men's B race before, I expected a faster and smoother pace when compared to the Men's C.
|Attacking from the back of the back during|
the final lap of the Men's B Criterium
Day 2 - UNH Live Free or Ride Hard - TTT and Road Race
The races hosted for UNH started with torental downpour. With no end in sight for the rain, the Men's B did not assemble a team for the TTT and instead rested in the vans in "prep" for the afternoons race. The rain eventually let up in time for the start of the road race. Soon after the start of the race I heard a clicking that I thought was the magnet on my front wheel hitting my sensor. I later discovered (around mile 15 of 19 in lap 1 of 3, that I had actually blown a spoke. I stopped and removed the spoke, after which I opted to pull out of the race. Better safe than sorry!
Overall, I'm happy with my results and can see where I need to tactically improve as well as physically. Not being remarkably stronger than the other riders, I am going to be forced to ride smarter and conserve energy with hopes I will have enough left for the final sprint.
Arc hard, ride fast, go plaid!