Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Weekend o' Pain - Another Crit and a TT



The weekend started off with a crit in Santa Rosa. I put the picture of us at the line, because that was the last time we were all together in the race. It was a Category 3/4 and Open 30+ and a team of 8 Cat 2 women showed up to 'warm up' for their afternoon race. Needless to say, the pack was shattered from the start. I spent a lot of time in no-mans land. 4 of our team managed to hang on, but unfortunately one crashed in the last two laps and will be sitting on the sidelines for 6 weeks with a broken clavicle. The other 3 that survived all ended up in the top 10 for their categories, which isn't bad considering the circumstances!

Sunday, I raced with one of my more petite team mates at the Berkeley Hills Team Time Trial. We were sort of a weird combination - both good at TT, but me definitely faster in the flats and downhills and her definitely faster in the uphills. It was a challenge of how to race together and not limit each other too much. She led the downs and I led the ups. We split the flats down the middle. We shaved 7 minutes off our pre-ride time and were happy to get 5th place.

11 comments:

CyclistRick said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!! :-) Congrats on the place in the TT. Perhaps that will be your new favorite discipline (??).

Chris said...

Is that you with the pink shoe covers?

chatterbox said...

That's me! I borrowed the shoe covers and aero helmet from the coach.

Chris said...

You look fast in all that gear. What are you riding? Is it a Seven?

chatterbox said...

It's a standard issue Trek Madone 5.2 SSL. Made fresh daily in Wisconsin! A Seven would be nice (but out of my price range).

Chris said...

A Seven would be nice, but you are not doing too darn bad with the Madone either.

lauren said...

where'd lorri get those shoe covers? those look rad with the kit. i want some.

although i'd look like a total dork showing up at a mtn bike race with those things on.

lauren said...

i just realized i'd assumed lorri was coaching you.

velogirl said...

Lauren, what other coach do you know who would have pink shoe covers?

Sarah, I assume you asked Mike to use his photo?

velogirl said...

ooh! and these are the coolest shoe covers I've ever seen.....

click here for coolness!

chatterbox said...

Ooooh, those sparkly shoe covers are even more coolio than the pink ones!

I guess I should link up to Mike's site rather than posting the photo (still new to all this blogging stuff) - I assumed leaving the water mark made it OK. I'll change it up.