Edd Pineda Takes 1st Place - How Bazzar

On a colder day with snow, sleet and rain in the forecast, Edd braved the weather to participate in the Bazaar Road race. The temperature at start time was 36 degrees F with a steady wind speed of 15 mph. This 48 miles race course in a C shape route (meaning a 16 miles head wind, 24 miles tail wind and 8 miles finishing with a head wind). With the conditions as they were, the Masters 50+ group was not in the mood for the typical cat and mouse tactics that normally take place on the first 16 miles of this course. While the riders also enjoyed a light sleet for 1/2 of the race, the popcorn for the show wasn't popped and ready until 10 miles to the finish, when the riders started testing the legs of their fellow riders. While riders tested, the group stayed together. At 1.5 miles to go, the fake sprints started, again testing the other riders readiness. With about 1/2 a mile to go at the moment of a lull of a fake sprint, Edd started his sprint to the finish line. Edd was able to hold off the strong field finishing 1st.