Was a nice windy and warm day and RGF was 3 riders strong. Myself, Corey and OB. Our plan was to be aggressive and race to win. We didn't want to get wrapped up in defending the overall series lead as if we just race to win the overall will fall into place. We certainly weren't going to do anything to jeopardize the lead but we didn't want to race negative because of it either.
The race was pretty aggressive from the get go and OB finally got in a 3 man move on lap 2. I had Corey sit in and relax and I covered moves and kept things in check. We were hitting the last part of the crosswind section and I could tell everyone was feeling a bit torn so I told Corey to get on my wheel and I smashed it in the gutter until we turned into the tailwind. Only 1 other could follow me with Corey in tow and we set sail. Eventually we dropped the other and Corey and I were out in no mans land. OB's break was a good bit up the road so Corey and I were just cruising. A small group eventually caught us and a lap later i split off with another rider. With about 1.5 laps to go i hit something in the road and got a flat front tire with no race support and was SOL. OB rode away from his companions for victory and Corey scooped up 6th to extend his lead. Legs were great and we won so all is well minus a very fast front wheel.