CAT 3 35+ Brian Bressler
Boring, roadie, flat were the words floating around the
queue before the call ups. The course certainly favored the wattsters. I gently hammered to my usual 5th or 6th
position into the first turn. I quickly
found my nemesis and grabbed his wheel to hang on to for the first lap. By the second lap my nemesis, another rider
and I had a decent gap on the field of 70-ish.
We traded attacks, the of them could pull away on the long straights and I would
reel them in and gap them during the twisty, punchy sections. I gave it all I could up the last hill but it wasn't enough. Third with only a few
seconds separating 1st still works for me.
Despite Brian Wong arriving a few minutes late to grid (Brian has a long drive from BC to Seattle) he clawed his way up to 3rd in the CAT 4 35+ race. He also hit the pavement pretty hard and left some skin on the course.