Chris and Gwen’s West Lake bicycle race series began last night
on a clear but windy evening. TLE had a fine turnout, the “B”
field was large with Julie and Gwen in for TLE. Julie finished up
front riding her cyclocross bike.
The “A” group started fast with Andy Clarke and Craig taking off
at the gun, once caught Aussie Rob and Johnny set off, got reeled in
and the pace accelerated to 30+ for two laps. The result was a
split field by lap four. Ryan and Rudy made it just as Paul launched
a solo attack. He never returned, racing 45 minutes in strong winds
holding off numerous attacks from the 11 of us left. His two teammates
kept us from getting any closer than 10 seconds with 4 laps to go.
Ryan and Shawn Adams kept trying to get away and were the most active of our group.
We lapped the field at this point which led to a mad sprint with Ryan 6th.