posted on Aug 08 2013 by Wild Card
While the criterion racers are busy in Champaign-Urbana, the ultra racers are not holding back. Paul Dunklau, Martin and Jay headed east on Friday night. Temperatures were nice, but Calvin’s Challenge 2013 was a tough loop on the south and east stretches, with 16-20 mph winds blowing all day. About 200 racers reported to the start line at 7:30 AM, including favorite Collin Johnson, who wields a dangerous combination of youthful acceleration and mature stamina. Within minutes, the pattern of accelerate-decelerate whittled the race from 200 to a lead group of 6, including Jay and Martin.