April 17, 2016 - Lower Providence Cat 4 - Race Report by Earl Hunt
The Lower Providence CAT 4 race kicked off this past Sunday, with Joe, Mike and myself ready to go. The pace was brisk from the jump, but started out relatively safe for the most part…
Two laps in and the pace slightly quicker with safety as clear after thought, things got interesting. Rarely did the group string out. We took corners 4 and 5 deep with guys trying whatever they could to move up with 10 to 13 laps to go and 30 or 40 guys still ahead from my position (mid pack).
With about 9-10 laps to go (garmin says we had an average speed of 25.8 at this time) the inevitable happened, the first of 3 fast paced crashes…. The other two happened in the final lap of the race!
Joe was able to hang on and stay safe for a 10th place finish! Mike and I were caught behind the 1st crash and as a result, we found ourselves chasing back on with several others that shared our misfortune (or blessings). We fought for a few more laps and decided to call it a day as the main group was now behind us….
Zen lives to fight another day… We all left in one piece with the only thing touching the pavement was a cleat at the worse.