St Louis Gateway Cup Race Report
Coming off the back of a state championship weekend, where Philip and Taylor both took home their respective category jerseys the team was looking to show their strengths in a more national field.
We were initially scheduled to race at 6 pm but a small storm moving through canceled the race before us and moved ours back an hour. This led to a fully dark and very rainy race. There’s something very interesting about dark, slippy races. In one hand with rim brakes and carbon wheels you have little to no braking, there are parts of the course which are pitch black, maybe somethings there, maybe not. On the other hand, the whole field is in the same boat. So when no one can brake through a corner it tends to keep the pace pretty smooth for the most part.
For about 50 minutes the race was wild. Staring at a rear wheel, just trying to stay upright and eating a lot of street water. The guys all worked hard staying together for the most part, tough enough in any race but when it’s nighttime it’s a whole different thing.