By Bruce Bell
Sunday’s morning rain in Vermont gave way to clearing skies during my drive to Saranac Lake. Unfortunately, as soon as I parked at the race venue it started pouring.
Matt and Steve were warming up in the downpour and would soon be racing in it. It was pretty ugly. It seemed to rain pretty hard during their race, but let up a little as our field lined up for the start of the 55+ race. A few laps in, the skies opened up again. I can’t remember ever racing through that much water. Fortunately, our field rode safely.
With 2 to go I marked the 2 guys I figured would be in the mix for the win. With 1/2 lap remaining, my 2 danger guys plus another and I got a little gap and held it to the line. The good news is I marked the right guys. The bad news is I didn’t execute as I had hoped and finished 4th. Fortunately, 4th place $$ covered my ferry ticket.
By the way, that Impulse CycleSport Jacket is awesome! Pretty water resistant and a real joy to have in cool wet conditions.