Monday, October 19, 2009
Beat the Freak #3
For some reason it was colder and windier south of Nashville than it was in Nashville. When I got out of the car in Fayetteville the cold of cyclocross season seemed to have arrived early. The only difference from muddy race #1 was the cold and that the rain wasn't coming down, but the ground had definitely held on to it. Not as many folks showed up as the first race, but the racing was still competitive. I hung tight in the front with 2 other guys for the first couple of laps, then we spread out with me in the latter position. Looking back it was apparent that the rest of the field had spread out as well. When the last lap came around I was still in 3rd and was too far back to even think about catching 1 and 2.