BVC-CHAT Chappell Hill race report
frank.irwin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 11:09:13 CDT 2007
On 9/10/07, Riggs, David <daver at tamu.edu> wrote:
> Well, yesterday was the day that I did my first race in 7 years.
> Did a warmup with one of my old teammates, Teddy Childers, and chatted
> of ol' times. He was in the Cat 4s, so I was all alone in the 5s. No
> biggie. Just stay up near the front and all will be fine. My goal was to
> finish and anything after that was gravy.
Knowing what happened in that race, this does not bode well...
> All was well and the pack held together through one lap. At around 32
> miles some guy went down in the middle of the pack hard. I was to his
> left near the front and avoided the mess. This shattered the pack as
> riders went down. I have no clue what happened to all of them.
According to a thread on txbra, this crash was caused by some guy in
the middle of the pack unclipping and taking his hands off the bars to
stretch his quads. Where's Jean Marie when you need her to keep the
guys in the pack in line? :-)
I'm glad to see that you were able to avoid the pile up.
> My race was done and I figure I placed in the top ten. Results this
> morning show 9th .
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