I headed out to modesto with no real hopes except yhat if I hung in Roseville by myself I probably wouldnt ride. I made the decision to head to rose ville saturday before the race while drinking a beer in incline village with my brother in law and some friends. We were supposed to stay in Incline to celebrate his B day but snow in the forecast led us to head back to their house early. While I went out on the town, I conserved and only had a few brews. After 5 hours of sleep I got in the car and headed for Modesto, sweet! The race saw no rain and about 45 riders ready to let it rip.
I tried to get in a break early but sat up after about 10 minutes because none of the represented teams were really in it. Immediately as we got swallowed up another break went with some pretty good riders. we chased for the next 4 or 5 laps then caught the break, turns out there were 2 riders still up the road, 3rd pillar and a specialized master. In the end it came down to a sprint and I finished 11th. pretty fun race for a flat super long crit like course.