Boss Man Jim wanted us to race hard. Get in some breaks and get great training in at the same time. It's hard to get in a break when the race is rolling at 45kph.
The second day, I tried a little late. Mad at myself for starting the climb too far back, I broke away on the descent and got to ride the rest of the race solo; between the first and the second groups. 25km all alone. It was fantastic.... (good TT training at least)Coming into the finish on day 2, I thought I was going die. Every body part was tired and hurting. However, this feeling of complete exhaustion really was great (after I finally was able to stop riding). I bike race because of this feeling. Knowing I gave it my ALL. Nothing left at the end. Yes, I could have had better tactics, but I did what I could at that moment and I am happy. I also had a great learning opportunity, which better than everything else. Except winning.