Sunday, March 3, 2013

OTB Takes Masters Victory at Mason Lake

  Props to Joel Jones this weekend who succeeded with Victory this Sunday at Mason Lake Road Race #1. Joel got into the breakaway of 4, leaving the Peloton gasping for minutes with a 3 minute gap! It was down to the sprint finish and our own prevailed. Congrats to you Joel! Here is a recap from the infamous Tom Hackleman with his perspective:

 "First, what a great start to our season for OTB Racing! The TT guys and gals are amazing. And we don't even have our Cat 3's and 4's report from M/L yet. Our race had an ideal team, weather, and strategy. Swaneee, Nelson, Jones and Hack (we missed you Austin) were just enough to cover any break attempts and there were several. We knew that there were going to be some big breakaway efforts. Swaneee got us through the first part of the race by patrolling the front and not letting anything get up the road without him. He definitely sacrificed himself for the team. Thanks, Swaneee. Nelson and I were always near the front ready to chase or attack. Joel was there also watching everything and waiting for his moment. Toward the end of the second lap a six man break developed with the right combo of teams and riders. Potter from Olympia and his teammate, a guy from Tacoma bike, a guy with a rental #, another guy and Joel "The Bullet" Jones. These guys were flying and I think finished about 3 mins. ahead of us. With three solid teams out of the chasing it was pretty easy to discourage any real chase effort. However that break was not going to get caught by any team or rider in our group. Eventually two guys got dropped from the break so now there were just 4".

Thanks Hack, after the break, Joel cleaned up the kitchen with room for dessert! Fantastic! GO OTB 2013!!!