Velo Allegro Saint Patrick’s Day Crit
By Trina Jacobson
This is my third attempt at writing a race report; the other two were epic failures because I raced myself stupid yesterday. It’s a miracle I found my way back down the coast to San Diego. Today, I thank the Good Lord for my safe arrival and smart phones to find the nearest Chipotle to the race course.
Last night I stared at the blinking cursor wondering what “cadence” it blinks at, then when I realized I was just staring, I typed a few incoherent sentence-like lines of words. When I read those lines this morning, I felt as if I were in Bizzaro world where nouns became verbs and verb nouns.
I’m in a very lucky place in my cycling life where I can sometimes enter more than one category on race day because of my age and category. On this day, I had my choice of 4 races at the Velo Allegro Crit as I was eligible to race the Men’s 45+, Women’s 1-3, Men’s 35+, or the Men’s Pro 1-3. I entered 3 races: the Women’s, the 35+, and the Men’s.