Henelyville with Doug, Tracy, and Kevin
Henelyville is 3 laps around a flat 18 mile loop course. The finish leaves the loop and ends at the top of an very short hill.
The first lap saw some halfhearted attempts to break away by John Marengo (Team City), Frank Winters (SASBA) and Dean Abt (Team Oakland) but they were all covered and ran out of gas.
Half way into the second lap Kevin surged at the front several times and eventually got a gap. He was joined by Kurt Bringolf (Kovarus). At the far turn a couple small groups got loose but within a few miles it was all back together. Going into the 3rd lap Marengo got several small gaps but was brought back by 3Ft each time. He went again and this time 3Ft tried to coax some other riders to chase. That turned out to be a tactical error. He increased his gap out to thirty seconds. A haphazard chase began but it was ineffective and he time trialed to a minute lead and was gone. The peloton started attacking each other about halfway into the 3rd lap. Doug initiated with a short time off the front with one other rider. As he was brought back Tracy went with Dean and Kurt on his wheel. Frank tried to bridge with Doug and Kevin on his wheel but ran out of gas. Doug flew by Frank and pulled Kevin across the rest of the gap to complete a group of 5. We were able to distance ourselves from the rest of the peloton. Coming down the final stretch Tracy went and Dean followed. Kurt tempoed back on with Kevin on his wheel. Doug, who is still sporting some big ugly painful purple patches from an intimate meeting with a hay bale at ~25 mph two weeks ago, had helped all he could and abandoned. At the bottom of the hill Dean accelerated. Tracy came by and took second. Kevin couldn’t quite get by and ended 4th.