Saturday: I graduated in the morning and drove up to Portland with my parents in the afternoon.
I didn’t quite have it in me this weekend to produce any good results. But both races were a lot of fun and were great training. The Cirque crit was awesome. The crowd was huge. I’d estimate it at a couple thousand people. They lined the whole route, which was made up of two squares, joined together with a straight section of road, which was separated at the yellow line by cones. I wasn’t able to spend very much time at the front, and I ended up taking 22nd place, but it was very exciting.
The next day I raced Mt. Tabor. It was 30 laps of pain. I spent the first 5 laps sitting 2nd wheel and bridging gaps, hoping to make the break. I faded to the rear and right afterwards the break got away. I tried to help bring it back, but help was slim. After it was obvious that we weren’t going to catch it, I just did as much work on the front of pack as possible. After pulling the entire last 1.5 laps, I finished mid pack at 17th.