Cycling in a Toque

Cycling in a Toque: June 2013

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Parx Casino Philadelphia Cycling Classic

This year Philly came back with a new course and a new atmosphere. More chaotic than usual, the deck reshuffled all day. Each lap through the feed zone, a different group of 40 riders was off the minutes! This patterned continued until about half distance when a solid group gained about 2 minutes. Our own Clay Murfet rode well in that 10 man breakaway which eventually turned into, again after more reshuffling, the break of the day. For me personally I had one of the worse days on my bicycle that I can remember so not much to say about my race.

Patton and Monte were very active in the opening hours as planned, with Winsor lighting it up on the wall in those opening five laps. With Murfet up the road by lap 6, Bobby Lea was able to conserve his energy in the dwindling peloton. Of the 200 riders who started only 45 riders reached the trip through Manayunk on par.

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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Nimby Fifty