Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Greenbelt Criterium #2
Had my second Criterium race today. Wasn't feeling well all day as I didn't sleep too well last night, but did ok. Finished the 9 laps in the lead group, even taking over the lead of the pack at lap 7, but apparently pushed too hard too early and didn't have anything left at the end leading to a fairly low placement. Really frustrating watching others pass by at the end and knowing I had nothing left to do a damn thing about it. The pack avg 22.6 mph over the race, hitting a peak lap speed 23.6 mph in lap 5 and a max speed of 38.2 mph...
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!