But, it's a big turnout race for our team, so I did it last year and did it again today. According to the pre-reg numbers we had the 2nd biggest team after Rocknasium with 9 riders.
The team rode incredible today. We had guys attacking, counter attacking and getting 1 or 2 guys in every break.
I had a bit of good luck late in the race. We had Hutch and Rich up the road in a break of 5 and me and our other 6 guys were patrolling the front of the field. I kind of lost focus for a bit and found myself about 50 riders back with Paul and I told him we better get to the front. So, I was motoring up the right side of the field and just as I got near the front I noticed that Metcalfe (Specialized) had a gap in front of the pack, so I didn't have to accelerate too hard to break away from the pack, but it took just about everything I had for a mile or 2 before I caught him. We both really buried ourselves to stay ahead of the pack that started to get real close, but after a couple good turns and some really hard pulls we had a safe gap.
A few miles later we caught the break and with 3 of the 7 in the break, I was part of a 1-2-3 Morgan Stanley sweep at the finish!
Great teamwork today guys!