Cravin’ the Cave

Aggress teamed with Prestza and Syncardia to promote Colossal Cave.  It was an excellent effort by all.

 

Race report: Leo
On the day of the TT I got a good warm up and was able to attack the course the whole time.  My goal was sub-15, and I came in at 15:23, for 17th out of 25 or so.  Pretty good, but I could get better.  I was really trashed at the end.

For the crit, I was on kid duty all day, and didn’t eat right or get sufficient rest.  I was planning to attack on the first lap as I’ve noticed this is common in Cat 3 this year.  I got a good spin, but my motivation was somewhat off due to my 17th place finish.  I was expecting slightly better. 

It was windy, from the Southwest as usual, making the finish tailwinded, and the hard corners danger zones, people actually getting blown off their bikes.

We started and I clipped in well but was nearly crashed out by the big Landis guy, I ended up at the back of the pack, and the leader proceeded to sprint the entire first lap at over 30mph, effectively ending my competition.  He never came back, and I got whistled off about half way through.  This hurt.

I got to the RR in the morning and drove the cat 5 race with Kurt, great time, and then half-heartedly dressed for the race as a 20+ mph SE wind rose up, full headwind on the Pistol Hill, with a nasty quarter tail on Loma, and a swirling cross on the main road.  Rotten conditions, but the same for everyone.  Norson sprinted for the first mile downhill, nearly killing me.

I got dropped on Loma on the first lap.  I could not ride 33mph in the group with a tailwind.  Something just not clicking.  I proceeded to watch at least 6 guys quit on the first lap, and tried to ride with a small group, all of whom quit.

I was going to ride until 12:30 and stop, but in the end I kept going until the end, getting lapped by the field on my sixth (their 7th) climb.  10 guys quit on the day.

I went from 17th to 22nd on the crit, but from 22nd to 15th on the RR.

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    As a developmental team for both road and mountain bike racing, Aggress continues to actively – yet carefully – recruit according to a philosophy that emphasizes teamwork in both training and racing tactics.
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