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First of Five in Hood River
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - Race Reports
2nd in the prologue Drove up to Hood River with the boss man Glen Mitchell yesterday for my first go at the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic. The Cherry Blossom Race gave me a little introduction to the area but all the courses are different for this one.

The prologue didn't start till 5:30 so we played that waiting game for most of the day. A little ride in the morning to check out the TT course followed by a little work.

Today's prologue was a short 5k TT with a little hill top finish. I'd never done a TT that short before so didn't know what to expect. I gave it a go and finished 2nd. Morgan was 4th and Burke was 8th. Not a bad start.

Today was good and all, but the real racing starts tomorrow. The long hilly days are sure to shake things up and the Bissell boys are ready.

Oh and I got the "How you doin' Burke" today. That was quickly followed by, "Oh sorry, it was the way the sun hit your face."

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Thursday, June 4, 2009, 12:36 pm
Paul... As always we wish you the very
best! Kick some Butt! Have a Blast, and
we'll see you when you get back...

Ciao... DBC Masters