Here is Eva washing out the front end and going down.
And here is Chris taking a tumble.
When the whistle blew for our start, I was in the wrong gear and lost some time. After I got things going I looked up and saw Steve B. out in front and killing it. Greg H. and the crew were in hot pursuit. I put my diesel engine into gear and started to pull the field back to me.
As the race continued I passed Steve B. and then George.
I came up behind Richard D. but then blundered my way through the steep hill side and lost contact.
Here are Steve B. and Amos G. going through the barrier.
Note Don's flat tire. He made a great effort to run to the pits for his "B" bike.
Every time I went through this puddle I filled my right shoe full of cold water.
I pulled some time back when racing on the gravel road and before the finish area but the race ended before I could make any more gains.
Finishers for Sunday's race (Cat 4 men 55+):
1st - Greg H.
2nd - Richard D.
3rd - BikeSea
Finishers for the overall Seattle CX series (Cat 4 men 55+):
1st - George S.
2nd - BikeSea
3rd - Steve B.
I'm the proud recipient of a silver cow bell for the Seattle Cyclocross Championship Series. Last year I was just off the podium in 4th place.
A huge thank you goes to the entire crew of Seattle Cyclocross for putting on the 2010 Championship Series.