Highlight: The Sea of Pink
Lowlight: The 25 minute!!! line for the port-o-lets
This was a tough race for me (as expected). It is probably one I wouldn't choose to do again for a while. I finished last, which I try hard not to do. But, I felt good because I contributed to the team effort by leading out for the sprint prime, which pretty much blew my last gasket. But, it did string out the peloton and make the sprint a lot safer and set up a couple teammates to attack on the first climb. I then circled for 42 miles alone. The W4 lead group finished with a 20 mph average!!! This race was 47 miles with about 4,500 feet of climbing. They even caught the lead group of the W3 race, which had started 10 minutes in front and was supposedly a faster category. Yikes. I was happy to finish with nearly a 15 mph average considering I was solo all day.