Brief race recaps:...
Manitowoc: 4 corner + fun. some could have called it boring, but there were plenty of attacks and a bit of good team work from a few different teams. I raced solo that day, so it was a bit different than normal! I actually won a prime and thought I had another but Davina totally got me at the line. I thought I was alone, and rolled the last 3-4 meters. (bad mistake!) :) BUT that is when the field split. We had quite a gap and worked as hard as we could to keep away- there ended up being about 7 girls together for the last 8 or so laps, trying to keep the field away. The break was pretty exciting..... around the last corner, I was sitting 3rd wheel... getting ready to sprint to the line. I felt good, but still need to work on some top end speed + my sprinting form. I ended up 6th. A successful day. and did I mention FUN? Traveling w/ Jen Greenburg and Rebecca Finley of VanderKitten was definitely a blast! :)
--> wake in Milwaukee --> coffee on the patio--> sweet drum & bass techno w/ breakfast --> massage --> easy ride to the Milwaukee shore line --> yoga in a park on Lake Michigan --> lunch @ beans and barley --> nap--> dinner w/ Chris and Kim Hoppe --> Dinner w/ A.Crater & J.Greenburg--> more coffee shop! REST DAY = AWESOME.
Fond du Lac RR
HOT and kinda boring. (well, it was still good!). Toni Amanda and I raced today-- Toni got away in a break w/ 5 riders and soon grew to 7 riders.... Amanda and I were in in the field... Long story short, we were underrepresented in the break (we tried to bridge 3-4 times) and then we just tried to work together to finish the race. Toni secured 6th (tried to attack before the finish).... and Amanda was 10th and I ended up 19th or so. Our plan was for me to attack before the final corner up the hill through the feed zone and Amanda could climb her way to a good downhill sprint finish. All in all, good job by all. Good to be out on the bikes. My tanlines on my legs are definitely more defined after today.
BIG SHOUT OUT to CHRIS & KIM HOPPE! They're letting me use their car for a few days! xoxo.