This past Saturday featured the undulating road race at Ravensdale. Consistent with the theme of this spring, it was pissing rain and not particularly warm. We had a good sized groups in the Mens 1-2 race and masters races. In the 1-2 race, Galen and Ian got into the first big move of the day and the group of nine puttered away into a sizeable gap over the field that was content to see them go. Not much drama unfolded until Hone gave a nice attack with 20 miles to go and dangled off the front for a while. Things came back together on the last 9 mile lap and Galen rode aggressively on the front. About 1500 meters from the end there is a good sized hill, at the base of which Galen attacked hard solo. No one followed until half way up, when Dustin from Farestart surged up and passed G at the top of the hill. It was a well timed attack that took G and Ian off guard. Dustin held off Ia and the two went 1st and 2nd, respectively. G was 8th. Hail and torrential rain greeted us. In the masters race, the best laid plans of the victory got scuttled by a neutralization of the break. Flynn managed 5th in the finale, with Rob in the top 10, too.
On Sunday we headed out to carnation for a hilly and (yes) rainy time trial. It was a fun course, with good sized hills and descents. Tricia crushed the field in her race and Stephani was close behind. Ian had a touch of bad luck and flatted out after being on a good pace for a top place. Jeff Dunn came to his rescue and saved the day. So two more podium spots for KR on the weekend. Can’t wait for the sun!