The week got off to a fun start with a Labor Day ride with friends at the Trailside Skills Park
and on Tuesday the Gear Rush cyclocross skills clinic
Note: Cyclocross season is just around the corner, and although I will not be racing cross this year, I will be honing my skills for future redemption! In just one short week I have significantly improved my mounts, dismounts, cornering, and sand skills. Look out UTCX gals:)
The rest of the week was spent working and doing mellow rides; saving as much energy as possible for my weekend 'race'.
The night before the race I emailed back and forth with one of my teammate's Moms. I told her that since the girls put the team together they could decide the race plan i.e: order of our relay team.
The morning of the race I met up with my two giddy teammates. They informed me that they came up with a plan and that I was to go first! They also explained to me our team name, "We Enve Ewe". Ewe is a sheep and since sheep used to graze near the race course.......I thought it was perfect! Their excitement was infectious and I was more than happy to lead our team out with the running LeMans start and first lap.
I put in a smooth, efficient, and even kinda-sorta quick first lap to lead us out. The girls raced their hearts out coming into the transition area after each of their laps huffing and puffing.
In the end, I got to stand on the podium with future racing stars.
What an amazingly fun day of normalcy.
Lots of friends came out to help raise funds for Summit Bike Club