Photos ripped off from Barry Lee, Sanitas Sports' facebook page, he is the promoter.
Pulling the boys, about lap 3
The carnage I caused in the back (not really):
Valygrl, those photos remind me a bit of that (really cute) Specialized commercial of the young 'un outrunning Boonen! Oh, you've just dashed all those young hopes. ;) (And probably some old ones, too).
I found some photos of me at the Watsonville Crit (you can see clearly how I inherited my Dad's chin - gee, thanks, Dad).
There are others on the photo site. You can see the gals I was "racing" against there.
Notice that there no photos of me in a group. :innocent:
In the last photo I was 1) Trying to get over a drainage culvert without crashing 2) Trying not to hit the curb 3) Trying not to hit the photographer 4) Lap 30 of 34 - trying to finish!
Your suffer faces are totally pro.
You look like you're having fun.
Nice pics Sara. Six pins in the number and none of the through the hole with all the pins lined up in the direction of the airflow.
Valygrl. I liked the pics of you pacing, ahem, crushing the young men. That is going to leave scars.:D
I caught Shovel's drift, believe me - and there will be NO riding today. It's a rest day (if you call cleaning floors, vacuuming and doing laundry R E S T), so I'm off the bike. Until Friel's book arrives (it's shipped, according to Amazon), I'll continue with my routine of spin class tomorrow, then the A group ride on Saturday (once again, I'll mingle with the front and be a little aggressive this time). Sunday will be a recovery ride. I understand there is a crit in Berkley Sunday, but I have picked up a night shift on Saturday and won't be able to make it - but I'd love to.
Is it "normal" for the bug to bite THIS hard???
I'll see what Friel offers as soon as the book gets here, and I'll structure a training plan (with expert input from all of you) after that. Right now I'm reading "Anastasia" - not quite Friel!
I figured I would do the team-required five races this year. I've done 20 so far.
I race a lot. 32 so far this year, and I don't do TT's (not often), stage races, or the track. All road, mostly crits. So my racing jones has to ebb and flow throughout the season or I'll burn out. I left cycling due to burnout, and I won't let that happen again.
Let's see. I started in March (before that I ran 10K's and did tri's). I did back to back races at Sea Otter, then did a circuit race in June. My first (ever) crit was two weeks ago. My next is in two weeks. USAC says five races, so do I. I wish it was five times that!
I like your team kit, sarals.