Gila, Day 3

Time trial day. Kind of like a rest day, since it’s so short. Out and back, big climb each way, super windy, must meter your efforts and go really hard up all the little climbs.

I ended up getting 8th, with a decent time, and that was good enough to put me into 7th overall.

I’m at the crit course right now, watching my host housemates in their Cat 4 race. They’re currently sitting 1st, 3rd, and 4th. Sandbaggers.

Today I’ll take ‘er easy, save all’s I can for tomorrow, the massive queen stage that is often the main decider in the overall. Hope to climb, literally and figuratively, into the Top 5.

And if today happens to stay together, I’ll be giving it a go in the finale. I mean, I’ve never lost this crit.

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