|Thermal skinsuit = WARM. Just getting started.|
|I'm sooooo fast in my aero bars|
Day 1, Stage 2: Downtown Crit
|I like to ride by myself|
Following the crit I was 11th in the GC
At the start of the 2nd lap the pace sort of increased up the first hill, there was this women who was also at Cherry Blossom and she just had no problem pulling the entire pack up those hills (she did the same thing at Cherry Blossom, really likes to ride in the front). After the raging down hill with a sharp left turn up into another hill I decided to push the pace up the hill. I was bored and cold and the race was more than half way through, it was time to make something happen. I knew that I couldn't climb the hill at 100% or else if someone decided to attack I wouldn't be able to keep up, so I kept it at a pace that I knew I would be able to sprint out of if need be. I also was pretty sure that no one was going to move around me to the front so I continued to drill it up the hill. Once at the top I heard someone say something on the lines of "wow that shattered the field". We decended on the other half of the hill and at the bottom someone said "we got a group, want to rotate?" I was all for a rotating paceline, and that's just what we did.