The Port City Crit, Muskegon, MI

Satuday, May 14, 2017 – Chief reporting

The Wallet forgot the wallet

We had an inauspicious start to the day. How does one drive across the entire mitten state without cash, drivers license or credit card? Feel free to ask. I can provide pointers.

The Team

Fortunately, the rest of the day improved. We had a good team turnout given the 5-6 hour round trip ride: Kristen Waite (and her two “children” dog 1 and dog 2), Matt the “Diesel” Jenkins, Chris Donnelly (Yeah, the guy with the flyaway Base Media tent) and of course the Cat 2 team of Chris Wanley, Benny Cook and Christian Eckart.

Matt the Diesel

The Crash

A special shout out to Terry Ritter – heal fast! Terry crashed in the Masters 40/50 race coming out of the fastest corner on the course, at least 30-35 mph – as someone once said, like jumping out of a moving car…naked. A lot of us were fortunate to avoid the crash. 

Chris Donnelly winning the race for fast old dudes

Other Highlights

Watching Kristen crack the women’s race and finishing 3rd. As usual, she was aggressive and forced the race. Fun to watch. 

Kristen cracking open the women’s race

Then, the Chris Donnelly victory in the master’s race after a short lived break away by yours truly. I was happy to hold on to the pack at the finish. For some reason, I was short of breath.

My break…trying to breathe, thinking, I’m so aero…

Chris Wanley finished the day off with a solid 4th in a “hectic” pro 1/2/3 sprint with support work by Benny and Christian.

Pro 1/2/3 strategy discussion

Beautiful venue along Lake Michigan and definitely worth the drive. A big thank you to the organizers for putting on a great event.

Wanley pushing the pace in the Pro 1/2/3

For those wondering…the old man made it home.