Kieth & I did the Masters 45+ at Blount Seafood Crit in Fall River Mass; 20 miles & I ended up 15th.
The course was 1 mile with a block headwind up the hill (53×17 or 19-not too steep) into the last corner & then up a long drag to the finish with a good cross wind. Keith didn’t find the hill to his liking so to speak. A 6 guys were up the road just before halfway. At one point we had almost caught a chase group of 5 who chasing the lone leader, but the pack sat up & then there were gone & nobody wanted to chase. Since they were paying 5 places & it was an MCRA race (season long points series for Masters) I lead out my old teammate Brian Wolf. I thought maybe I could keep going after he went by me, but I died & rolled across the line. He ended up 3rd in the field sprint for 9th. He won the series last year & is leading this year.
Maybe a couple training races for the next couple weeks & then the Bob Beal (2-day) stage race the middle of Sept.
As my coach used to say-keep the rubber side down