The traveling circus took to the gravel streets of Middleville
The rest of the course was littered with inappropriately steep ups and high cadence downs. I worked on and off with packs of riders and stayed with the same group of 10 most of the day. Everyone was enjoying the sunny suffering and waterfront views. I was passed early on by the only other fixed gear rider and he disappeared. It wasn’t until the final few miles that I passed him at an aid station. I buried what was left of my melting rubber legs to the final paved stretch hoping for the magic to happen. He pulled me back a mile out, dropped the hammer one last time and left my wheezing and dumfounded.
I crossed the line in under 2 hours, enjoyed free zoup and founders brew, won a set of Velocity road wheels and Rick hooked me up with some 53x11 coffee and knickers. The schwag hammer struck hard making the Barry Roubaix one of my favorite events. I am adding this event to my calendar for next year and hope you do the same.
A special thanks to the 2009 Supporters of the Traveling Circus
Holly Scott Racing
Next up is a solo training camp south of the Mason Dixon before the Devil’s Soup Bowl Time Trial.