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MFG #4 Magnuson Park GP

posted Oct 31, 2012, 5:24 AM by Brian Bressler

CAT 3 35+ Brian Bressler


Boring, roadie, flat were the words floating around the queue before the call ups. The course certainly favored the wattsters.  I gently hammered to my usual 5th or 6th position into the first turn.  I quickly found my nemesis and grabbed his wheel to hang on to for the first lap.  By the second lap my nemesis, another rider and I had a decent gap on the field of 70-ish.  We traded attacks, the of them could pull away on the long straights and I would reel them in and gap them during the twisty, punchy sections.  I gave it all I could up the last hill but it wasn't enough.  Third with only a few seconds separating 1st still works for me.  
Despite Brian Wong arriving a few minutes late to grid (Brian has a long drive from BC to Seattle) he clawed his way up to 3rd in the CAT 4 35+ race. He also hit the pavement pretty hard and left some skin on the course.