How NOT to win a race…

As of today I have never even entered a road race, so I can’t tell you how to win one.  I can however tell you how to lose one.

Another “spirited” ride with Koby’s North Shore group.  A very impressive showing of about 26 riders at 5:15am on a Thursday.  We headed out for a slower ride than Tuesday, and wouldn’t you know it – it was faster.

33 miles, 23.1 mph average speed.  I wasn’t anticipating that, but OK, I’m game.

I don’t know the route, and I was feeling fairly strong at the end so I decided to make a move with a little over a mile to go.  How did that work out for me?  Not so good.  My legs didn’t get the message.  I jammed for a while then coasted to the end as old ladies on 3 wheelers screamed by me.  Lesson learned.  I will try to remember that next Thursday at the Tour Of America’s Dairyland Race.

Unless I can see the finish line, I have no business being off the front.

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