Saturday, February 14, 2009
Race Report - Dade Road Race
They were not kidding when they said this was one of Florida's hardest races. Hill after hill with one lap being 17 miles and beautiful weather to boot.
Zmotion had solid showings with Lisa Frink coming in 3rd in Women's Cat 4. In the Master's 45+ Steve Griffith helped power the winning break and came in 4th with Raife again doing an excellent job blocking.
Master's 35+ provided lots of excitement with our 10 person team making things happen. Pedro did an early race break to help get things going. Then Julio took up attack duties on both the first and second laps. Half way through lap 2 (of 3) a breakaway group of 5 starts slipping away and Captain Jeff bridges up and they are Gone! Half way through the last lap, Mark and Doug (from Dent Wizard) broke away and Chris shut down the field to allow them to stay away. Coming into the finish Jeff snags third (there is a story behind that) and Mark gets 7th. Back in the field Karl leads Julio off the front but they get swallowed up by the hard charging field. Joe drag races for the line coming in 2nd in field sprint for 10th overall with Chris coming in 14th. We should be well placed as a team in FPS after today.