Maybe I’m going out on a limb here, but might Piece of Cake be one of OBRA’s best races? We’d say yes, and this is being written by someone who rode most of it alone off the back. A great parcours, with gravel, a few tiny rollers, lots of flat, and today a relentless Mother Nature temper tantrum of the first order. She gave us sun, rain, hail, more sun, more rain, and an insane amount of wind. Insane. Wind. A headwind on one section of the 17 mi. circuit that made you cry for your mother if you stuck your nose in it, or thank your lucky stars if you had a good wheel to sit on and hide behind….
Well done to the Bicycle Attorney crew for a GREAT event, our hats are off to you, thanks for all the effort in bringing us a true gem of the OBRA calendar.
For our squads it was an awesome day. We did have some bad luck in our dear Joel Crouch ending up getting a little chewed up in a tumble, and our 3′s team was challenged today but Harwood, Ben, and Dave finished well. Starting the good news, we notched a fine showing in the women’s 3′s race scoring 1st, 3rd, and 4th with Anna Christiansen, Brianna Walle, and Anona Whitley respectively (support by Michelle Cuhna, Jenn Levo, and Stephanie Croy). Also of note was a sterling performance by an aggressive Greg Sanders to not only destroy the race with an early attack but to hang in there for 4th in the men’s 4′s (support by Shaun Conley). In other good news, Anna Clark and Sharon Sandoval nabbed 2nd and 6th in the lady 4′s too. And round out the warm fuzzies, Drew Willis landed 12th and in the money in the 1/2 race!
Well done all. Another year, and another cake tasting after the race for Ironclad! Bunch of pics here, and more coming so check back if you’d like to see them. Also, Jose Sandoval has his excellent spread of photos that you should really go admire right here.