|UVM's Wrecking Crew taking 5 out of the top 10 places.|
|Exiting the corkscrew heading back|
towards the road and to the run-up.
The race was fast, starting off in a large group and entering some quick traversing through a shallow and dry gully where riders could let there wheels rip through every turn. If you were using your breaks, you were doing it wrong. Coming out of the gully, riders entered the corkscrew which can easily be described by the first lap Paradise Frenzy quotes of the day:
"I feel drunk....""When does it end?"
"I think we just stop in the middle...."
"Why am I going to other way?"
"Is this what drugs are like?"
All followed by the musical stylings of UVM: Circus music in E minor.
Out of the cork screw, riders went through more power riding, where the turns led to long straight aways and your ability to pick the right line through the corner could determine how far ahead of your drafting mate you were able to pull ahead.
|The vicious run-up which ejected|
riders back towards the brewery.
|Just a little wide on the 180 degree turns.|
Around 2 or 3 laps into the race, with Jake from UVM in the lead, I leapt from the pack, forming a break of about 6 riders. Slowly, the break thinned out and became a string of individual riders. Sitting in 6th, I managed to jump into 4th after the run-up. With Jake in my sights, I made a leap to try to bridge from the 4th place position. Only managing to over take the two riders between me and Jake on the run-up, I got myself to within 10 seconds of Jake before my chain dropped off after the barriers.
|2nd place, tongue and all.|
Arc hard, ride fast, go plaid!