A tough little 5 mile circuit that we did 8 times. Half up hill and half down, but not too steep. I made the break around half way through, but pretty much chilled as it was a dozen guys and I figured some had to be ahead of me on G.C. 3 guys from Porcupine in a group of about 12, so it was pretty much up to them to make it happen.
Ira came across and went straight to the front to drill it. I had to yell at him as he was only 10th G.C. and I figured there were probably still some guys ahead of him. So we chilled.
Sammy Krieg came across alone, and hey, that’s the race!! Not sure how he did it, but I am glad he did.
Came to a group sprint. I started to come around Ski Utah guy (Patrick?) who just upgraded. Then, he hit the 11. Ok, not a chance there, so I settled back into the draft and come across 2nd.
So, we won a stage and were 2nd and 3rd in the others and won the G.C. Literally as I was typing this Sam sent me an email saying I was 3rd G.C., because of time boners, but that doesn’t seem possible. Either way, I am glad I decided to show up!! A super sweet weekend for Park City Jeep Cycling!
On a personal note, I hope that when I get back to full health I can start converting some of these near misses. There is something to be said for consistency, but… In any case, I am not complaining. If you told me we (and particularly I) would end up doing so well on Friday, I would not have bought your story.
I didn’t stay for the awards as I needed to see my kids (and wife) at some point the weekend! It was a beautiful and relaxing Sunday afternoon from that point forward.
EDIT: It’s true. I was 3rd on G.C. Didn’t see that coming.
Final Park City Jeep Results
1st- Stage Two
2nd- Stage Three
3rd- Stage One