All day, the weather held off, and it looked promising for tonight's race. Unfortunately, as we headed out to get to Epping, the skies opened, and the rain came down HARD. I was already nervous about tonight's points race (NOT my specialty), and adding heavy rain was making me even more nervous.
By the time we reached the track, it was pouring. We signed in, and all huddled under a small tent to try and stay dry. The officials and race promoters met for over half an hour to determine the course of action, and in the end, wisely decided to cancel tonight's race for all categories. They made the right call - this track is slick when it is dry, and the torrents of water weren't going to make it any better.
We were disappointed in not being able to race. The good news, however, is that the GC standings as of last night stuck, so I ended up finishing 3rd overall (Michele tied for 7th, and Julie tied for 13th).
So, instead of racing/riding, Mike and I, Michele, Philip Stern and his daughter Alexa headed to Applebees for burgers and beers ;-). After all, the only reason I ride/race is so that I can eat ;-).
The two stages we did get to race were great fun! I will look forward to going back again next year.