Thanks to Rich Karaz for the Great Result and Race Report
Jack K. and Mike T. did an amazing job of putting on this race. Chip Timing.....Perfectly Marshaled Intersections....a fun route and a beautiful course.
From Inside the Peloton......As it Happens.....By RK.
The Owasco Flyer...come-one-come-all. How do the race directors Jack Kirch and Mike Tersegno attract a crowd of 300 participants for a bike race around Owasco Lake? The quick answer is, they put on a great event with a swag bag and picnic for all after the event; there is an acute level of attention to rider value. Thanks guys. Your efforts showed well. Pre-registered were my CNYC clubmates Mike Beggs, Peter Martin and my Summertime neighbor Chris Welch of Indianapolis. I was unsure if I really wanted to go? Especially with my regular training partners Tope Damiano, Sarah Krysiak and Wayne Bray bowing out to prepare for Fitchburg. Okay, I'll go. The day got off wrong concerning the forecast which called for rain. It could not have been a nicer day. All went routinely smooth as Chris and I got ready to roll. As one of the race officials was giving last minute instructions Chris and I decided to find shade during the final minutes before the start. We both looked at the sea of 300 riders. Honestly, neither of us felt we would end up contesting 1st place. Still, you have to have some sort of plan. I said to Chris, "If we are in it for a good finish, the line comes up quickly at the top of a little kicker. Go earlier rather than later. If we are together, I'll give you a little shout." Remember that quote folks.