Sunday’s Split Personality

This morning was about trail running. This afternoon was about road cycling. The first half of our day was spent at Shenipsit State Forest in Somers, Connecticut. Deb ran in the age/gender graded start, Soapstone Assault, hosted by her club, the Shenipsit Striders. The Assault is a unique event and the “handicap start” is based on the great Dipsea Race in Stinson Beach, California. Team Horst Sports teammate, Randall Dutton, also ran, so Shep and I got so spend some time with his family. Both Deb and Randall did well on a beautiful morning at Soapstone Mountain. Shep and I hiked up to the top and watched the runners ascend and descend the mountain six times on six different trails.

Clint Morse hits “the line” at the top of the fire tower after six ascents.

Peter Gagarin, Deb Livingston, Ken Forrest, Clint Morse, and Phil Bricker.

This afternoon/evening, I joined four teammates from the Horst-Benidorm-Property Research Corp. Masters Cycling team at the Naugatuck Criterium in Naugatuck, Connecticut. Our race was interupted after an hour and seven minutes by a big thunderstorm. After a delay, we restarted in the torrential rain. It was a race of survival after that. I finished the 40 miles of crit racing (it was supposed to be 50) in one piece (though soaked) and got a great workout. Tomorrow night is Race #2 in the Summer Grand Prix Cross Country Series at Wickham Park.

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