Little did I know that is where I was going to stay for a long time......almost the entire race! Thru the first section and then thru the culvert (chunnel), I felt pretty good hanging about 50 feet behind Kenny, the race was on.
I was constantly trying to bridge up and bring him back, I would reel him in and then lapped traffic......got stuck several times behind the waves in front of us.....most were not good as I could see Kenny pulling away, Damn! I do have to give Borst props as he held Kenny up just long enough for me to get back on his wheel.....not planned but damn did it work out for me!!!
Pretty much rode that same way for the majority of the race, then on lap 3 I think his leg started to act up and he was not able to generate the acceleration and power needed coming thru that single track and the short burst hills out there? So of course we are racing.....so I tried to give it a little extra juice in some of those spots and I guess I was able to get just enough of a gap to pull away the last part of the 3rd lap.
Right there is a shot of the finish, and that is exactly how I felt......spent! My helmet is off to Kenny, awesome racing you all day.....that was a good time out there!!!!!! I got the win by :29 seconds, so for the series I should have 200 across the board, and I have accomplished a goal that I have been working at for years......age class champ!
With one race to go in the series I will either race the 35-39 Sport class or jump up to Comp Clyde....we'll see how the weight goes? I have to say thanks for the great racing from all of my fellow Clydes, racing you all is what makes it such a good time and worth it every race. And to the Stadium Team riders, you all rock, glad to be a part of this racing thing with you all!
Last but certainly not least, my three ladies, thanks to you guys for letting Daddy go race his bike all over the state all summer and fall......it's a crazy obsession that you guys do a good job of putting up with, thanks!