Here's how this weekend's racing could'a, should'a and would'a turned out if it hadn't'a turned out the way it did...
Sunday was a MABRA showcase: the RGS Title/Prosperity Mortgage Reston Town Center Grand Prix
- Jason Hall defines a new word for us and, in so doing, defines the saying "laying it all on the line." He went "all in."
- Not his best race ever, but Eric Griffin still has the best picture on his blog banner.
- They just figured out how to win: District Velocity just sends this guy off the front solo and then collects the paychecks.
- North Tek-Aria got some call-ups, some free rounds of golf and some post-race beverages with friends.
- He calls it "inside suicide;" but Hold Your Line Son should call it "just another day as a Cat 5," actually his last one. Welcome to the 4's!
- Team Bike Lane finds yet another way to wind up in the money, this time at a showcase event (and sporting a bloody belly button).
Some folks doubled up on the weekend by hitting the Church Creek Time Trial on Saturday:
- Chain Free rocks the rulebook, eats pastries, fixes toilets and race in Reston. He wonders aloud about a pretty amazing time. Yes, it's a "hmmmm" moment from a fast dude.
- She's completely hooked and now Monika Sattler's doing the research to prove why she will win the next time trial.
- Chris Schmidt also has a fire in the belly for the race of truth and salutes those who go faster than... well, let's be honest, most of us.
Other reports are trickling in from venues larger (and smaller) than anything around here:
- Scott's Right Of Way spent a pretty solid weekend competing in all the events at the National Championships.
- Want to see what "bad ass" looks like? Check out Bike Doctor's report on Team 4Mil's RAAM result. I don't want that guy angry at me; he burns with the intensity of a thousand suns.
- While you are dreaming about RAAM, check out Bruce Buckley's Photo Journal of the odyssey. His photos -- as always -- are world class.
- Tim Rugg has been racing a little lately. Oh yeah, and he's been spending time on the National Championship podium. It's all in the 'stache.
- Speaking of Nats, Tradewinds Racing was also pretty well represented over the weekend.
- Team Bike Doctor also gets around to updating their Tour of Washington County report. Those who race fast, type slow? That's my theory.
Know of any other great race reports? Send them to me so I can pretend I was there and imagine how great I would'a been...
Gus Grissom races for Team GamJams Racing, teaches Greek and Latin at DeMatha Catholic High School, and writes a dissertation in his spare time. He compiles this column strictly for fortune and glory.