AZ State Crit
A perfect day; around 60F with calm winds at my race time, 9:25am. The first ride in my new kit; the new flames looked great on me so I had the really important part under control. I followed Reg Dowdall the first lap as he gradually moved toward the front of the combined 65+ group. By the lap 2 climb I was functional so I went to the front and bumped the pace up the hill fracturing the peloton into a lead group of 4 and a residual bunch just rounding the top turn as we went over the top and back down toward the Start/Finish line for lap 3. Reg basically attacked every lap going over the top and back down to the Line. With 3 laps to go his attack over the top gapped me and Steven Borer while Steve Long managed to hang with him. Thus went the race; Reg and Steve Long were 1st & 1st while Steve Borer and I were 2nd & 2nd. I wore my heart monitor for this event and did manage to get my HR up over 160 several times so all in all a good training ride.