Today I raced Pacific Raceways on the counter-clockwise route using the escape route. This route dips below the flats as seen, and uses the escape route instead of the S-curve. This is a steep hill that ends right after the escape route, and then a gradual hill up a few curves. I experimented a bit with positioning… it turns out for me, the best place is right in front to bomb down the hill, and then gradually take the climb up. I did a breakaway or two, and while I got great lines going up the climb, I wasn’t able to sustain the speed and was caught. I also rode in the pack down, but my mass gave me more momentum than most so I was on the breaks a bit too often.