Both Matt C and Andrew raced the 2/3/4 field as warm up, so they were ready to go. (you gonna have to ask them about that race report)
Off we go and Matt C goes full gas and i'm barely hanging on top 6. Holy shit Matt is starting out the race HOT. We roll through the start finish and make it through turn one and I decided to take a flyer.. Money is calling my name! Go through turn 2 into the cross wind and I still got a good gap. I look back and i see someone bridging. Take turn 3 and hit the head wind. I'm now caught and I throw my chicken wing to let him pull through. 500 meters hes leading out and I'm setting up for the sprint, but he accelerates and i loose his wheel and takes the $10. I sit up and let up to get swarmed by the pack.
Fast fwd a few more laps Andrew makes his move and gets into a break with a few guys. I move up to the front and help block. Andrew sprints for his first prime, and they still got a good gap. An Alto Velo guy bridges up with Andrew and the break. Then 2 other alto velo guys moves up to the front. I tell them lets block since we got both got guys up there. Nope.. they start chasing back their guy.
Before we catch them, Andrew takes his 2nd prime in a row!! The guys are tired, and the 2 Alto velo guys with me makes their move to go for some cash. I follow and take a courtesy pull. Through the headwind i let them pull through and after turn 3 one of them goes and i'm sitting perfect for the sprint. with 150 meters i jump and take the sprint. Cha ching! I'm cooked and tell the alto velo dude im done, but he wants to keep going so i go with him.
At this point Saul from Kovarus bridges up to us. I'm pulling and we drop the Alto Velo guy. Turn 4 Saul pulls through and I'm gonna have to try to sprint. 200 meters to go Saul accelerates and I stand up to start my sprint. but I'm too deep into the red and let him have it. Back in the field I go.
Fast fwd with 5 laps to go. I move up near the front and try to stay there for the rest of the race so I can be there for the sprint. But the heat and my prime efforts are taking a toll on me. Another surge goes right before turn 3 and I can't follow and I move straight back. I see Matt C back there and I straight up tell him "im fucking done dude.." I wanted to really give up. But I figured i might as well just hang on until the end.
2 laps to go. Not sure what happened to me, but i saw a few gaps and openings and i started moving up the field. Motivation was back and God dammit i told Adam i was gonna win this race. Last lap I move up to about top 10-15. Right before the last turn. I hear Andrew shift into 2 gears and he jumps up on the right. He takes the turn and he comes out 3rd wheel! hes going for it!! YES!!!!
200 meters to go: I see Andrew sit up and is going backwards. (The guy in front of him had a mechanical and swerved) and I'm sprinting with all that i have left in my legs. I make ground, I pass Andrew and right before i cross the line someone just gets my wheel!
I get 11th for my effort and $10 to buy some water.