My first race of the season was at Stanford's John C. Schlesinger Memorial Criterium around Specialized's headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA.
With 4 laps to go, as I was sitting maybe 6 back from the first man on UC Davis' lead out train, 6 guys went down out of a corner behind me. The subsequent ambulance and fire truck parked on course resulted in a 45minute neutralization, and when they started us again with 7 laps to go, I pretty much blew off the back.
Still, it was fun.
The real fun came this past Sunday, when the UC Berkeley Cycling Team hosted its very own race weekend, complete with RR, TTT, and a Sunday criterium right through the streets of Berkeley.
The entire team was on the crit course at 5am for set up, and by the time 8am rolled around, I was barely donning the team kit and putting the bike on the trainer for a quick warm up.
Long story short, the race didn't exactly go my way, but that's okay, because if I hadn't told you that, you'd think I was off the front in this picture:
My collegiate race season will soon be coming to an end - March 30th at the UC Davis criterium. Yeah, three races isn't a super impressive introductory season, but the way I see it, it'll sling shot me into race shape for the summer road season.
Check back in a couple weeks for my final results - if all goes to plan, I should end up somewhere close to the podium...