May 24, 2021 - Link to my blog post here http://activemindedprofessor.com/return-to-racing-connecticut-masters-games/
With no race action in 2020, we final saw some action this past weekend at the Connecticut Masters' Games in New Britain, CT. Approximately 100 racers enjoyed some fine weather and healthy competition at Walnut Hill Park. It is a 2022 Senior National Games qualifying event.
The day kicked off with a 5K speedy Time Trial followed by the 10K version. I was happy with my sixth-place result in both races since I had not raced that bike in over two years. It is a fun circuit course with a couple of kickers and a nice speedy downhill toward the finish line on each of the 1.6KM laps.
Enve Racing teammate Thomas Voytek joined me in the 40KM Criterium. Fifty-two racers lined up in the afternoon heat in the high 80's. It was a challenging, fast-paced effort, and Thomas hung tough and finished with the pack; I pulled out mid-way through, toasted. It was great to be racing again!