I used to get butterflies and stage fright at the thought of lining up first in a criterium. I have only done a few at this point, but I no longer mind to line up at the front. In fact, I will aim for that every single time moving forward. And, I wish I could
Sunny King was my 4th crit. It was also the largest field I have raced on the road. I have done Oak Ridge Crit, Grant Park Crit, and River Gorge Crit in 2016. I did decent in all of them, I suppose. Grant Park being the worst since it has more of a climb. Sunny
River Gorge, the season-ending race that the roadies enjoy in Chattanooga was something that I wanted to do decently. When we went on the team ride prior to the event (the road race course was changed a little) I realized that the road race would not be my thing. At this body weight (a.k.a. I
The second criterium I ever raced was a last minute (literally) decision in Atlanta the day after returning from Alabama’s road race. I forgot to set my iPhone back to eastern time and found myself panicked looking for a parking spot around the Grant Park area in the heart of Atlanta at the last minute.
The Oak Ridge Time Trial was about a 7-mile distance with about 230 feet of elevation, and I rode my Cervelo. This was my first-time trial ever, and I had no idea what to expect. I did a little bit of a warmup but was still coming down off of the road race earlier in the