By Steve Strickler (Surf City Cyclery)
The race was on the Telo course–used on Tuesday for South Bay crit training–a one-mile, smooth, 6-corner course with fast, flowing turns. The day was a perfect mild, summer’s day, fairly steady wind, forcing a strong finishing stretch, and a fast tailwind on back side. Our plan from the beginning was to force the pace early (making it hard on our competition, the 3 favorites) and continue throughout the race to try to establish a breakaway, since 3 top 45+ finishers were within the field (Mike McMahon, Armin Rahm, and Craig Miller).
I jumped across, but it only lasted half a lap. [Read more…]