The team is doing well. Intelligentsia and Gateway left. We weren't targeting this competition but we might next year!
1. Carlos Casali
16. Brian Zimny
5. Steve Remy
15. Kyle Glerum
18. Scott Cox
3. Alan Flores
NCNCA has gone lean on road events in 2023, but we were treated to a flat and fast industrial park crit last Saturday and a (relatively) flat and fast (not) road race last Sunday. While I raced with teammates, we didn't really race together. But, we ate post-race together so that counts for something!
Specifically, I had a plan to sit in the field on Saturday and save my mojo for Sunday. Ott slipped into the early break and snagged some Nation's Giant Burgers cash, I sprinted in the field and took 2nd to Jerome Nadel in the "picked separately" 60+ field. Over to Sunday, where the 65+ field race separately from the 60s so I missed out on racing with Kevin Metcalfe. However, I did get to play "seamstress" in keeping the frisky 65+ field together for a field sprint, so 52 miles boring and two miles of excitement! I took the win, my 161st NCNCA championship, but just my 3rd ever road race title, so it was a pretty special day (I rarely ride for 2.5+ hours)
Thanks go out to Chris for his leadership, committment to our team, sense of humour and love of cheeseburgers. Cheers, Larry
Photo credit Jeff Vander Strucken (purchased for personal use)