Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Northfield Crit

Drove up to Northfield for the longest crit of my life....45 min.

I was surprised to see 5 other Iowa boys with me in the 4's race. Started out decently fast, I knew the turn up the hill was going to be bad, just about as bad as the entrance to snake. It only took about 4 laps before someone was pushed into the curb and went down. On the top of the course, it was pretty bad....potholes and rough pavement caused at least 3 flats, and I am glad I didn't.

Coming around the 2nd to last lap up the hill, I could see some of the guys were starting to tire, so I was gonna go for it. Unfortunately, the guys on the back of the field used their speed to get up the hill and I was boxed in...so I had to settle for a sprint try. The pace really picked up, on the last hill I still found myself in 4th wheel all the way down to the last corner, to bad I don't have a sprint and had to settle for 8th. Top out of all the Iowa finishers, and 3 out of the money, oh well....all top 10 placings in the 4's races I have done so far!!! SWEET!

I feel good, and hope it stays with me for the BBQ Road Race on Sunday!!! YEA!

Cheers,
Carson

2 comments:

Pete Basso said...

Nice job Carson, sounds like your gaining some strength and smarts as you continue racing. See you this wknd at Clear Lake. I think I'm just gonna sit on your wheel the whole race...is that cool?

Jimmy Carrico said...

Good job man. Sounds like a fun crit. See you Sunday.