2008 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Race Report - Deland Circuit Race

Day one of Florida State races and we already have our first Victory. We awoke to a chilly 39 degrees, but what is a little cold for Florida's premier race team?

We started off the day in typical grand ZMotion style with our tents and z-chairs between the z-van and the new team RV. The support among the teams was amazing as we had over 25 guys racing.

The Masters 45+ was first and proved that age is no barrier as those guys were rolling! This race started the days trend of lots of breaks but finishing in a field sprint. Shaun, Chuck and Raife wound it up over the long finishing straight to come in 2nd, 4th and 5th respectively. What a way to start the day!

Then the Masters 35+ started and magic happened. There were three different primes available that were all snatched up by our very own Julio. Continuing our domination, after being involved in all of the doomed breaks, ZMotion put the T in Team as Karl started pulling with one lap to go. Team captain Jeff took over pulling duties in the very front with Amir glued to his wheel. Out of no where Vinny crossed the line first with Amir and Joe giving us one, two and three!

In the Cat 4 we had less guys but still made or presence felt with Joe again coming in third and Alex Y coming in 7th. Joel said he got a flat at the very end but winesses swear that they saw him letting the air out.

The Pro 1,2 field was 75 strong and was loaded with the who's who of Florida racing. From the gun it was blazing with the field strung out single file almost every lap. Any breaks were squashed by the massive horsepower present in the field. To add insult to injury, the second to last lap had a $250 prime that pushed the pain meter to max. Our man Wayne manuvered into the front for 9th place. All in all a great day of racing. The day ended on a high note with a massive feast at the Brick House restaurant and a much needed rest.

1 comment:

Joel said...

I had to let the air out of my tire, the race pace at the moment was a brisk 19mph just killing me with 3 laps to go I had to pull off in front of everyone. I was hpoing no one saw me.