Family Bike Shop

The official Family Bike Shop blog that I try to keep up to date with current events, bike shop ride info, and Team Family Bike Shop/DCMTB race results.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Wednesdays at Wakefield"

WOW! That's all I can say. For the last 3 years or so I have done this Summer series Wakefield race promoted by the Potomac Velo Club with mixed results. I have finished in the past anywhere from 10th to 19th place. Well, last night I put it all together and pulled out a second place finish! I still can't believe it. It was a great race.

The race is like a sprint. My class (single speed) does 3 laps of a 3.5 mile loop that takes anywhere from 16-20min. per lap. In last night's race there were 24 competitors lined up at the start just before 6pm. My time was 52:15. Comparing to last years racing, I have shaved off 7min. in my total racing time. It's nice to know that hard work really does pay off! Check out more pictures taken at the race by Gary Ryan.
This weekend I'm racing again at the 12 Hours of Cranky Monkey at Quantico Marine Corps Base. The Family Bike Shop team racing in the 3-Person Single Speed Class consists of myself, Trevor, and Tom (an employee and first time racer!). We're looking forward to another great race. Look for a post on the results next week.
Keeping the rubber side down,


At 10:26 PM , Blogger camps said...

Great result,
that is So much fun,
I love wednesdays in summer

At 4:36 PM , Blogger gwadzilla said...

I lack the brain power to figure out my real lap times

since I am trying the back to back races
my actual times and placement are not as important


I have been frustrated with my not finishing top ten
saving for the second race makes more sense than sprinting to the line

I hate losing it at the line



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