The Lone Wolf Jumps on the Podium at Cal Aggie Criterium 35+ 4
The ridiculous things we do to capture upgrade points.Driving three hours round trip to Sacramento for a 40 min crit.
It was a full field of 75 riders and to make a long story short, with one lap to go I was in 4th place with about 500 meters to go and the front few guys started to slow so the decision was to go or wait. I knew it was early but if I waited I ran the risk of getting swarmed so I elected for glory. There was a technical turn with about 250 to go and I had a good gap off the front and could see the promise land. I hit the gas coming out of the turn but got passed with about 5 meters to go and I thought I could hold on for 2nd but got nipped at the finish. Was hoping for the win but satisfied with a podium and more importantly earned a few points.
Desperately seeking Cat 3,
Video curtesy of Greg Price. Happy that CJ did not ride like that.