Biography

Adam's blog
http://adamloving.com/

Adam's Strava profile
https://www.strava.com/athletes/60258

Year Joined2015
HometownSeattle
GenderMale
Road Category4

Race Results

Date Race Category Place
08/25/2016 Seward Park 5:30 8/25 4 3
08/23/2016 Pacific Raceways 8/23 4 14
08/22/2016 Pacific Raceways 4/26 4 20
08/18/2016 Seward Park 5:30 8/18 4 3
08/11/2016 Seward Park 5:30 8/11 4 3
08/09/2016 Pacific Raceways 8/09 4 11
08/06/2016 Boston Harbor 8/6 4 3
08/04/2016 Seward Park 5:30 8/4 4 10
07/28/2016 Seward Park 5:30 7/28 4 9
07/26/2016 Pacific Raceways 7/26 4 Masters 20
07/17/2016 Georgetown Crit 7/17 4 20
07/14/2016 Seward Park 5:30 7/14 4 8
07/12/2016 Pacific Raceways 7/12 4 20
07/09/2016 Redmond Derby Days 7/9 4 14
07/07/2016 Seward Park 5:30 7/7 4 6
07/05/2016 Pacific Raceways 7/5 4 33
06/18/2016 Volunteer Park 6/18 Cat 4 4 9
06/18/2016 Volunteer Park 6/18 Masters 3/4 Masters DNF
06/14/2016 Pacific Raceways 6/14 4 39
06/09/2016 Seward Park 5:30 6/9 4 10
06/06/2016 Seward Park 5:30 6/16 10
06/04/2016 Ballard Criterium 6/4 4 12
06/02/2016 Seward Park 5:30 6/2 4 10
05/26/2016 Seward Park 5:30 5/26 4 10
05/19/2016 Seward Park 5:30 5/19 10
05/17/2016 Pacific Raceways 5/17 4 20
05/12/2016 Seward Park 5:30 5/12 10
05/03/2016 Pacific Raceways 5/3 4 21
05/01/2016 Capital Gran Fondo Medio 5/1 4 1
04/28/2016 Seward 5:30 4/28 4 20
04/21/2016 Seward 6PM 4/21 4 50
04/21/2016 Seward 6PM 4/21 4 20
04/14/2016 Seward 4/14 6PM 4 20
04/07/2016 Seward 6PM 4/7 20
04/05/2016 Pacific Raceways 4/5 Sanctioned 4 42
03/15/2016 Pacific Raceways 3/15 4 20
02/27/2016 Ridge Circuit Race #2 2/27 4/5 40+ 13
02/21/2016 Ridge Circuit Race #1 2/21 4 12

Posts

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Ballard Criterium 3/4 35+ Recap

I’ve always been cautious about Ballard after watching several Cat 4 pileups one year as a spectator. Getting to race yesterday (no conflicting plans and the sun came out) was a bonus. I didn’t expect to have a chance at placing, so the race was incredibly fun because my expectations were low. For once, cornering felt completely safe – my bike took everything I through at it. Maybe because this was an older more experienced group? Anyway, it was adrenaline bliss.

Out of the gate, Erik O pulled everyone around at warp speed for the first two laps. Then Greg took a shot for a lap or two and had a pretty good gap. There was a blur of turn left turn left turn left with several close corners where I could’ve puckered up and kissed a pylon. Then one magical moment cruising along at 25mph – not even breathing hard.

Somehow I ended up on the front – I think it was one NON-prime lap between two prime laps – of course.

As I drifted to the back I saw Justin launch an attack as we crossed the start/finish line. From my vantage point it looked like it took a few more laps for a break of 4 to form. From what Justin said, they were all attacking separately and when they finally got together, not working together smoothly.

I let Z-Dog chase and pull me and the pack around for a lap. Small karmic repayment for me pulling him to Seward Park on Thursday. A few more laps of riding full gas just to suck wheel and not pull through – thereby impeding the chase.

As we ramped up for the final two laps, I clipped a pedal in turn 3. No big deal unless you were the guy behind me – sorry for the scare.

Coming down the final backstretch Erik and Greg were gunning for position. I thought about offering a lead out but had enough to worry about just maintaining position into corner 3 and by corner 4 it was over.

Looked like Greg had the best sprint  – 3rd in the pack sprint for 7th overall. Justin got 3rd for his hard work in the breakaway.

Looking forward to VP!