OSRS #8 - Harrison's Tomb Road Race p/b BigDaveSports & Queen City Wheels

May 18, 2013

 Rider Team Place Field
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Cat 4 
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Cat 4-5 
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Cat 3 
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Cat 5 
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Cat 5 
  Dane Schubert: 9th, Cat 4
Dane Schubert
This was a great course. It was mostly flat except for one decent climb. I started my day by hitting the pavement right after the start, when the fellow in front of me checked up. I spent the next 5 minutes chasing down the field... This race progressed in similar fashion to the others in that there were two guys off the front on the second lap. Their teammates disrupted any group attempts to chase them down, so the peloton was racing for 3rd place. Each lap also had an intermediate sprint that allowed the first three guys to gain time in the GC standings. This made the tactics interesting, as the sprints came immediately before the big climb. I laid low on the sprints to save energy for the climbs. I was pretty tired by the final field sprint and managed 9th.
  Danny "Diesel" Alarcon: 11th, Cat 4-5
Danny "Diesel" Alarcon
Great race and still not a fan of that damn hill so I know what I need to work on. Everyone in the Peloton raced well together and safe with the wet roads at the start with the fast descend.
  Pete Czerwinski: 12th, Cat 3
Pete Czerwinski
Didn't do much and subsequently finished 12th
  Shawn "SURGE" Kothe: 16th, Cat 5
Shawn "SURGE" Kothe
Climbs....I have yet to embrace them! Fell back with a group of 5 guys after the first big climb and we just rolled together for the remainder of the race. On a positive note I won the mid-pack sprint finish.