Race: Masters & Rookies Track Races
Location: Trexlertown, PA
Rider(s): Jo Johnson
A cooler and windy day brought out some hardy gals and some of the youngsters. Tough racing against the 15-16 year olds in these sprint type races.
First race a 6 lap Tempo where I try a different gear but it was too small though I managed to hang and not finish last. Second race a 2 km scratch in a
bigger gear but due to the wind not quite what I normally use. This time I can go to the front and try to string out the field but am caught after 3 laps,
get back into the field but can not sprint past one of the riders to get into the group at the finish. Third race is a 12 lap Points race with sprints every 3 laps,
the distance is better for me and I am in the group until the last 3 laps but in contention battling 2 other riders coming to the line. I am able to pass
both these riders for another solid finish. I am still wanting more practice racing so I gain permission to ride the B Feature which will be a 12 lap points race
with sprints every 3 laps. This will be with the guys and 2 other gals in a large field of about 24 riders. This race is good for practice and I am able to stay with
the group for the first sprint then I swing off and catch the group when they come by again. I am able to stay with the large group until the last few laps.
More good practice.
6 Lap Tempo; 5th
2 km Scratch, 6th
12 lap Points, 5th