When I race the practice crits at RMR, I have three objectives. In order of priority they are:
- Don’t crash
- Get a race-intensity workout
- Get a good result, either for myself or by helping a teammate
In those terms, the event was a success. Despite two crashes right in front of me in the final corner, I managed to stay upright. Steve, teammate Will, and I got on the front to drive the pace for two of the last three laps, so we got our intensity. Even though we should have got on the front later in the race to provide a solid leadout, Mike H. still managed to finish second, so we got a good result as a team.
(Photo credit: Cathy Fegan-Kim)
The Revolution/Cafe Rio team has good numbers in the B flight, and we have some strong motors. If we can get our tactics dialed, I think we’ll have some successful races.
My first real race of the season is this weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed that skiing has provided sufficient winter training.