Last night was a good night at the track. Not my best – I think I could have done a few things better – but I was impressed with a few things. The first was in the the “Wheel Race Qualifier” aka – five lap scratch. I rode really smart – made a mistake – recovered from it and managed to qualify. The thing that impressed me was the recovery from my mistake, finding a wheel and then getting lucky at the same time (Thank’s Jeff). A guy had me beat but he backed off a bit, rolled a little out of the sprinters lane and left the door open for me to come through underneath – without breaking any rules. I got him at the line. It was fun.
I was impressed with my start in the Wheel, though in the wheel, it was not a good start. Let me explain. In a Kilo or a Chariot race the goal is to come out of the box like you are shot out of a CANON! In a pursuit – or a 1 mile wheel race – you need to get up to speed and roll into it a bit. Well, I was not going to let the C’s beat out the B’s and I came out of the box like a canon shot me… as Max would say – I was off like a shot! Well, unfortunatley, I detonated after 2 laps… OOPS! I did help the B’s catch, and one of the B’s was in the sprint to the line, so that’s good!
I made a mistake in the points race… but that happens… Next week is madison week, and in theory dad will be watching… so that’s cool.