America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

NE Velo Cross Challenge, Portsmouth Crit, YMCA Crit, Three Village RR

I'd like to salute my team's Mike Samartano, Lynn Samartano, Matt Kressy and Adam Sternfield for their respective 2, 2, 4, 4, and 10th place finished this past weekend. Check it out!:
2008 New England Velo Cross Challenge Full Results
Full results from the 2008 Three Village Tour RR
Full Results from the 2008 YMCA Rose Pedal Crit
Full Results from the 2008 Portsmouth Pro-Am Criterium
Check the M1 Racing BLOG for race reports. Thanks.

2 comments:

bigCrank said...

how'd you do? i saw ya at rose pedal off the front at the start of the race...

Murat Altinbasak said...

Yes I was indeed there for the 35+.. Getting there was the problem. My wife was not feeling well during the drive there, we almost turned around and went home when she had a panic/anxiety attack in the car. It really blows when this happens because all of my strength and focus gets sapped in making sure she's okay. It's happened before- I get to the race completely psyched out, thinking of too many of the wrong things at the start line.
It's little wonder that after a couple of hard laps off the front, the "field" of ten guys blew past me. I let a gap open- partly because I was tired, partly because I wanted to take care of my wife and go home.
I unregistered myself from the Pro race and symbolically hung my bike up when I got home. I need to take a week or two off to recharge the desire to train and race.
I'm in a little bit of a slump at the moment. No riding since Sunday- I'll prpbably take the whole week off- rain is coming anyway..