Hot and Steamy – Memorial Park Crit – Week 4

Weather Report: Hot, windy, and humid aka typical Houston summer

Race Report: Hot and fast, typical of the Houston Memorial Park Crit, reports had tickets were written to racers as they were going over the speed limit in the park.

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The day started off with a sprint finish of the women’s breakaway with Claudia Behring taking first, Natalie Pruitt second, and Angela Man third.

Women’s 3/4/5 Sprint Finish. Claudia, Natalie, Angela, Pamela, Sarah, and Robyn leaving it all out on the course
The kids were just as determined to finish strong, eye on the price!

Next up were the men’s 3/4, this is always competitive, so competitive and powerful, Frank Karbarz ripped his front derailleur from the rivets/screws from his frame. No worries, he was back racing not too long after walking back into the pits. Stuart Gardner had a solo break away with 2 laps left and defended some strong contenders.

3/4 Peloton
Stuart Gardner Finishing Strong
Pamela Ferguson giving a helping hand or pat on the back to Angela Man as they finish another grueling race. Competitors inside the ropes, friends outside
Congratulatory hug amongst competitors and friends
Another sprint finish this evening in the Men’s category 4/5
Pincus finished with his pull falls back, as Said takes his turn pulling the break away group with Erique
Mr. Troy Reynolds visiting from Colorado, always great to chat and watch him race.
Women’s open taking the 90* turn led by Marjorie, with Meredith, Sarah, Pamela, Jennifer, Amber, and Angela close behind