Germantown Road Race – Ohio Spring Series #1

Germantown Road Race – Ohio Spring Series #1

The team represented well at our first race of the season. Seven Hungrians -Michael Starr, Michael Chewning, Andrew Suchocki, Alex Steinker, Scott Pardi, Zach Cahill, and Kerry Nordstrom -braved the blustery, cold drizzle in the rolling countryside near Germantown, Ohio. The course included several gravelly turns, some tight rollers, and a short, yet knarly, rolling climb into a headwind to the slightly uphill finish. Everyone seemed to fair well -no crashes- though Mike Starr (Cat4) had a technical which cost a lot of energy during a long chase of the pack. Alex, Kerry, and Zach hung on in a very fast and challenging Cat5 race. Congrats to Zach and Alex for working hard in rough conditions in their first race. Michael Chewning suffered like a dog in the combined Cat123 race, apparently a little too Hungry for the night life before race day, thus catching the bonk from not eating or sleeping enough -lesson learned. Best finishes for the day include Scott taking first in the Cat4 race after a long bridge leading to a two-man break that ended with Scott out-hustling his rival before the line, and Andrew taking 5th in the Cat4 with a strong effort to shatter his competition in the chase group. All-in-all we had a great time despite the weather. Post race, we celebrated with Starr’s excellent home brew then gorged ourselves on local Mexican. Congrats all around. A few pics from the race:

Andrew digs for 5th CAT4

Scott takes the win before the line CAT4

MC with the big boys

Starr on the chase CAT4

Alex's first race CAT5

Kerry up front in the pack CAT5

Zach in the pack CAT5