7 October 2010 | Race Reports
USGP Madison, WI
So after spending a few days at the bike show, Waldek, Amy and I flew to Madison for the first 2 USGP races. Day 1 the start was really fast, and while it might have LOOKED like I got stronger throughout the race, in actuality I think I was riding the same pace the whole time, but other people were slowing down. In any case, after working my way from 7th or 8th into 2nd I rode around by myself about 15 seconds behind Katie for the rest of the race. Not terribly exciting.
Day 2 I tried to get a better start and was pleased to find that my legs were feeling a little better (ie not feeling like two blocks of wood). I rode around with Sue and Katie on my wheel for a few laps, then Katie attacked and opened a gap. I didn’t really have the punch to close it down, so again, I rode around by myself for the rest of the race. Still good enough for 2nd, another solid day.
After the race it was off to the airport where Waldek and I caught the 7pm flight back to Denver and were back home by 10pm. Not too shabby for an in-and-out travel weekend.