The 2008 Spring started today for many...CRCA Club Race
Today at 6:30am the gun went off and the 4th New York City Spring Road Cycling Series started! It was a cold morning with temps hovering around 20 with the wind making things feel a bit more frigid. Despite the temps. there was around 200+ cyclist that turned out for the races to test their legs and see just how well their winter training went. Other then a few unfortunate crashes in the 3/4 category everyone seemed grateful to be out in Central Park stretching their lungs and enjoying a beautiful morning.
My race went well and my legs felt a little sluggish in the beginning but once my core temperature rose a bit all was well. Despite a broken foot and my cycling shoe having a major hole cut out of it to dissipate the pressure away from the broken bone, I was able to break away with a group of 20 or so to set up for a sprint finish.
Once we approached the last turn heading into a slight climb to the finish, things seemed to have slowed and some of my momentum was lost. Two groups went on either side of the road so I decided to head right down the middle and as the finish line approached I swung off to the right around another rider just getting nipped at the line ending up in 4th place.
It was a slight miss judge on my part in being a little hesitant going into the sprint but it was a great race and I am looking forward to next weekends race! Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and getting ready for Spring... Remember turn the clocks ahead Sat. night, its already that time of year!