Wow! What a whirlwind of a few days....rise early and fly out, land, get to show, go, go, talk, talk and look at everything you can. My legs and shoulders are dead and I didn't even have to race against the pros (like Carrie did!). More info coming soon. We have a ton of people to follow up with in the next week--we did a LOT of talking. Good stuff. Oh, and Carrie finished 11th and got to mash on the new carbon Masi! Rockin' and "buttery smooth" in that go-kart-like track of a crit. Fast, fast, fast. Fun to watch!
Anyway, more soon. Food's here and then we catch our flight!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
We're finally off to check out lots of bike stuff and catch Carrie's last race! We've also been compiling random club and race statistics that I'll be sharing. Today's installment talks about the number of states we've visited and the miles we've done JUST IN RACES! Enjoy! Interbike update soon!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I feel like I have an endless list of people to thank for Gateway Cup weekend. What a great (and yet incredibly difficult) weekend! Wow. I'm sitting here basking in my good vibes.
Thanks to the women of Team Revolution for rocking this weekend--all of those who raced in the jersey and in our name (and because of our intro to race series)! I think we had an undeniable impact on the women's racing scene and I can't wait to watch it continue to grow.
Thanks to the other women competitors for making it a very challenging and remarkable collection of races. I think anyone who's raced in the Gateway Cup over the last few years can back me up when I say that the calliber stepped up. It was awesome (and incredibly humbling). Wow, again.
Thanks to Jose and SRAM for my awesome pink hoods! I might not have done them quite the justice they deserved, but will continue to work on my style points!
Thanks to Steph and Phil for letting us drag their tent around all weekend. Thanks to my family, coworkers and friends who attended our races and cheered for us even after witnessing our pre-race stress and chaos.
Thanks to Beth and Roo who immediately gave me water and food after the race on the Hill; your encouragement was the single thing that helped me finish that race.
Thanks to Syd, Katie, Mindi and Carrie for being such stellar mentors.
Thanks to Justin for dragging his massage table to every venue and putting up with us, our mess and our stress before and after each race.
Thanks to Mike from Big Shark for fetching me a beer on my resignation lap! Beer had never tasted so good and so bad all at the same time. I'm not sure it's the best recovery drink I've ever had...
I keep replaying scenes from the weekend like a slideshow in my head. I keep thinking of my gratitude for all who played a part. I'm happy to have wrapped up our season, and while exhausted, I look with hope toward next season.
Cross racing anyone? How 'bout some mountain biking?
How 'bout a break.