Quick recap of Tuesday night race in Tulsa: chase, attack, attack, attack, chase, chase, chase, chase, chase, chase, breathe, chase, chase, big attack, breakaway, brought back, attack one last time, ride in off the back.
Long recap: A few of us were still tired from Sundays 53 miler. The humidity last weekend was rough and made it a hard race. Tuesday was no exception, it was HOT AS SHIT. Somewhere in the 90s easily. I was going to take my car over but it was an easy decision to pack into Lisa's air conditioned car. Showed up and got registered and had about 10 minutes to warm up. Easy enough with the temps. The race started quick and in my usual Big Hairy Red fashion I attacked probably 5 times to see what would happen. I ended up off the back gapped for about 5 laps. I just went into TT mode and paced myself high and waited for the race to slow up. Every time I'd get on they'd surge again. Probably 4 times it happened. Finally I got back and had just got my breath back into me when everyone started looking at each other and the pace dropped. Fuck it. Attack again. This got about 4 of us off the front with a small gap. We worked well for about 1 lap before the looking around happened again. Back to the front. TT mode in front to keep the pace high. Finally some guys came around and it was everything I had to just hang on. 1 to go and I let them ride away with a few guys off the back. I'll take 13th after a 2 hour drive and 4 hours of sleep. On to the next one.
Thanks to all the Oklahomies for making my trips over enjoyable. Always fun to chat and it's awesome to be welcomed over with such open arms. See you all soon!
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