|Bikes got to sleep the whole way there...|
Races started early, between 9 and 10 and took racers around a 64.9 mile course starting and ending the Quabbin Reservoir State Park. The 64.9 miles had lots of small hills, nothing larger than a category 3 according to Strava, but nothing larger than a category 5 according the Map My Ride. Having only looked at the Map My Ride profile before the race, I went in thinking that the hills were no larger than anything we would come across on a Tuesday Night Worlds loop. That said, I made the mistake of making some larger digs early on in the race and had to recover and hang in tight until the end of the race. I am proud to say that I was able to make moves and play cards throughout the entirety of the race. While I felt tired about midway, because of proper fueling I was able to rally and pull through to the finish and sprint for a 23rd place result.
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My next race with be May 8th in Colchester, VT at Water Tower Hill. This will be the first of the newest Vermont Criterium Series, one which I am very excited to be a part of this season. Local races will make the season much more enjoyable, as they will not require anything more than a 2 hour drive, as opposed to the 3-4 hour minimum of any other race in MA, NH, CT or ME.
Arc hard, ride fast, go plaid!