Friday, July 13, 2007

Last night I raced again in the San Antonio shoot out, a criterium series held at the Police Academy on their race track. I just want to thank Robyn and Melia for being so awesome out there!!!! They are great fans and they shout for me everytime I went around the track, and at the end Robyn was sprinting down to the finish line to watch my finish.
There was about 30 starters in the A race and I had about three other team mates in my race with me. We started out pretty fast and I had a little trouble staying with the group at first. With thirty minutes to go a large group was separated by us in a break away and I didnt think we would ever pull them back in, but with four laps to go they somehow slowed and re-joined us. I went up to the front and waited about four men back till the fourth to last corner on the last lap. As we were aproaching it I jumped and blew past everyone and had to take a very difficult turn where I almost lost control and flew off the road bringing the guy in the front with me. I sped up and broke away from the peloton with about 500 meters to go and maintained about a 15 foot gap till I got to the finish line... Unfortunately one of my team mates sprinted up and contested my win and at the last second barely crossed my wheel and beat me... I was bummed that after all that work he came up like that, but I am happy for a second place finish... My best ever in a bike race!!! In the future though he shouldnt expect too much help from me, if anything I will ride his wheel and sprint past him at the last second... Next race is this weekend...

7 comments:

Dan Robyn & Melia said...

That was such an AWESOME race! I wish I had it on video for everyone. We are so proud of you. I almost made myself sick running so hard to see you then screaming like crazy when I saw your teammate coming behind you. You are awesome, Dan!

J B & N Rawlins said...

Awesome!! I cant wait to see you race here! I hope we can come and it isn't too far away! I wish you would have posted some pics too!

dan robyn & melia said...

Yeah we forgot the camera, and Robyn was waving her hands around to hard to be able to take a pic.!!

Mike Karyn & Nash said...

I like the new look to the blog Dan. Great job with the race. Sounds like you kicked butt. Congrats

Grandma Frisby said...

I love your description of the race . . . I began imagining as if I was right there - yelling and screaming for you! Ask Robyn, I'm a yeller!!!! Great race!

Proud Momma said...

awesome dan...wish i could have been there

The RC Miller Clan said...

good on ya mate!