The first Tuesday Night Crit was this evening. Bill the Bike Man blocks off the streets in a business park up near my work, a half mile circuit with wide turns and good pavement.
It’s a fast course, flat with three real turns and one long gentle bend. I raced the C race, which is the only spot they’ve got for beginners, and pretty much got dropped on the first lap. But I still hammered pretty well, and turned in a respectable 22.8 mph for 20 laps, which is a personal best, almost a mile an hour faster than the last crit I rode.
Lissa’s verdict is that I’m getting sucked in. Guess she’s right, but whatever. It sure is fun riding a bike fast.