after the otter alanna and i drive up lazy to santa cruz. eat a couple of pork tamales on the way and arrive midday. go see a movie about benito mussolini. i liked it. stay with friends three blocks from west cliff and have fun at a bbq. ask a couple of locals if they ever watch LOST BOYS. they just turn and walk away. probably vampires. saturday i pre ride the race course which is like right next to the beach board walk. its so wowie if you ever go there. i recommend the giant dipper and double shot for maximum rickety.
next day race day and we go off at 8:50 with a $20 hot lap. and keep going and going and going. round and round and up and down and slow through the downhill hairpin turn and fast into the uphill turn and up. what a cool course. technical and fast. with little chance to move up. a real see saw affair. see? we finish in a bunch sprint. the kind where im bunches and bunches of bike lengths back. 31st place. 61 started, 21 popped or pulled and i finished happy. i give this crit race approval and hope to do it again.