|As the pack sprints from the line, I slip a pedal... A veteran move. Photo: Jennifer Greer|
|Sprinting back to the front after finally clipping into my right pedal. Photo: Jennifer Greer|
Within a lap it was clear there were two contenders in this race, Jonathan and I. It was fun riding with him, as our skills were actually quite different. He comes from a road background, and on the climbs he was just tearing it up. I could pull away from him on the downhills though, so for a while it worked for me to lead. By the time he's catch me, we'd be back on a downhill and I could get again get a gap.
|Jonathan Wait stalks me on the first lap. Photo: Jennifer Greer|
|Mid-race, rockin' through "Paul's Motivator", trying to make up time. Photo: DJ Chi Wai|
In the end, since Jonathan is quite a bit younger than I, we both ended up winning our respective classes in the Marathon -- he the under-40 class, and me the 40+ category. But I still know there was no denying Jonathan Wait on this day. He was the true champion and deserves all the glory and credit that goes with it.
But that said, standing on the top step of the podium is never a bad thing!
|Top of the podium = top of the world. Thanks to all who made it possible!|
I'd like to give a huge thank you to all who help make my cycling possible. Sam at Singular Cycles, Jon at Colorado Specialty Velo, LLC, Rob at Oakley, my incredible wife, Laura, and finally, the one and only Guitar Ted. Thank you all for your support of my cycling in 2014!