Pick my number 398, say hello to few friends and start worming up for race at 3:10. They call my name first, taking my place and waiting for all 100+ guys. Short talk with Piotr Wiktorczyk (it’s good to have Polish guy in race :)) Aidan Burkins is in first line too. Long straight from start I got to first position. After few turns I am little bit confuse and trying to take wrong turn, few guys pass me and I am in 5 place. Working hard trying to stay on wheel (wind is crazy). On first bunny hops Peter is crushing and I can just see flying bike! I am taking second position, and Aidan is leading, we got gap around 15-20 s. In one moment he is showing me to get into the front, so I want to try him and put hammer down, doing gap around 5 s, slowly he is back and staying on my wheel. He is again going into front, it is around 1,5 lap to go, in one hard turn I am laying down on ground, get up like in 2 s and just jump on my bike, but I loose contact with Aidan, it was my biggest mistake this day, and we stay on this positions to finish line. I pass finish line after 32 s behind Aidan! That guy is really fast and have perfect skills for Cyclocross. It is good to get lesson of humility from 18 years old guy :).
Good luck to everyone and see you in Campton Hills.