Great race yesterday in Lancaster County… It’s fun to get into that road race atmosphere again, spotting cars with expensive bikes on top along I-76, then following makeshift signs down country lanes to a BIKE RACE.
The car park of a rural industrial facility was full of folks on shiny new 2015 model bikes, talking the usual about “not going for a sprint”, “needing a few more miles for Battenkill”, and “Ugh, wind".
CS Velo’s Mike Porter was out early on his trainer, and Mark Sweetman came along to cheer on the team and meet some buddies in advance of his race. It was terrific to catch Kurt Dodds on the start line of his race, with Meredith and a new supporter.
57 had signed up for the Cat 4/5 40+ field so I was determined to get a good place on the grid, and rolled down early to the line with Mike. The start of our race was slightly delayed as the marshals took their positions on the course, which left a bunch of chilly racers in lycra enough time to chew nervously on energy g...