The start was again super aggressive, borderline dangerous. I made it through unscathed and it was wide open enough in places to be able to pass. I was initially right off the lead pack not too far. But it did spread out at some of the bottlenecks. On the stairs the first time, some gal behind me grabbed my rear wheel, so I shouted for her to let it go. I motored on and there was lots of yelling behind me. Cat fight. The fast paced course was great and getting slicker by each lap. I hung on for a 7th place finish and Wendy was not far behind in 12th.The flags along the course.
One thing notable about these two races is the spectators. Sure, there are a ton of them, but they don't yell and scream and go crazy like Portland. I have one thing to say about that: MORE COW BELL!!!