(no photos for this post, I'm lame)
We (Toni Amanda and I) made it to Rebecca's a few days ago and are camped out at her farm! We've been having a blast racing and chillin-- enjoying the thunderstorms and mosquitos... and custom installs (the team van has a new critical feature). Rebecca has a beautiful place and has been cooking up a gluten free storm (since she and Toni are GF, I am too for a few days...)!! yum
The Dairyland tour started on Thursday with a killer 44 mile road race in Blue Mounds. (proposed 2016 olympic course). Amanda got the WIN, Toni rested and I had a good training day-- lessons learned! We started with the fastest neutral rollout ever-- (I don't even know when the race really started...). My plan was to throw some attacks if I started to get antsy. So I did, once only 5 miles in and again about 9 miles in-- and I had a decent gap until we turned the corner-- and we were at the bottom of a huge hill. OUCH. I need to be patient and know the course a bit better! I ended up with a group of about 5 girls and we were working well-- then I ended up getting a bee in my jersey, which proceeded to sting me 3-4 times in the arm pit. We were blasting down a descent so I couldn't really stop until I got to the bottom and the little bastard finally flew away. It didn't take me too long to catch my little chase group that I rode with until the end. Then there was the leg cramp.... it was hot, muggy and I probably didn't drink enough water. blah blah blah. At the top of the feed zone, someone told me that I was 'still in the money'... I couldn't really believe it. BUT, I ended up 15th and was fairly pleased with my placing-- all things considered. xoxo bluemounds.
The Waterloo crit was super fun- Toni got in an early break and ended up pulling off a 3rd place! :) Amanda, Becx and I were in the field following little attacks and keeping things cool. The course was awesome- lots of people out and great support from SRAM!!! Our super secret plan was for me to lead out Amanda. We had good placement for the last 1/2 lap but were on the front for the climb and ended up getting swarmed and lost places-- there wasn't enough time to recover and move up in the field. I was gassed from my last little effort of trying to move up. We had an active race and had plenty of fun-
Today.... GRAFTON CRIT!! My fav. Amanda is sitting out- so it'll just be Toni and I.