Dinuba Criterium
February 21, 2011
Yesterday Gabe did the Pine Flat road race, and this afternoon it's the Dinuba Criterium. He'll be riding a small loop thirty times around very quiet Dinuba. This huskie anxiously awaits the start with the rest of us.
Right away Jack from Specialized powers off the front as if today was a time trial. One guy manages to hang on for a couple of laps before running out of steam. Gabe is staying right on Aidan's wheel, and the small group is working well together.
Jack is still booking around the course, while Gabe keeps riding strong.
A group of four Tieni Duro riders make a nice break from the 17-18 pack and look to take the day. The guy that was hanging with Jack falls back to Gabe's pack. He'll be tough to beat at the finish.
Jack has managed to lap his field and rides with Gabe and his group for just a few moments before continuing on to catch and pass all the older riders. The pack of four Tieni Duro riders manage to pass Gabe's group right before the end as well.
Gabe finishes second in his pack behind the strong guy, and third overall since Jack demolished the field. Some happy bike riders at the finish where Gabe gets yet another rare winner's shirt.