Monday, April 26, 2010

I rode. I raced

So, I had my first experience with a road race yesterday at the Spring Valley Road Race. If you check the results, I'm the one with no team and no license number. Ha.

I'd been told about the team strategies and how things may unfold, but it was a much different experience being in the pack and watching it all unfold. I'm used to either hammering in a paceline or just going balls out for a few hours. All this surging and starting and stopping was interesting...and how Team Dayton actually worked as a team.
Anyway, three Team Dayton girls broke away and me and two other girls went for the chase, but we didn't catch them, so the three of us worked together through the final two legs. I was just using this as a training ride, as it was 46 miles and I needed to ride. And it was wet and windy, so the race seemed like a better option than the trainer.

I came in 3rd for the Cat3/4s and 5th overall. Not bad.

9 comments:

Christi said...

Great job on the race!!! I am very impressed!

TRI-james said...

5th overall in a training ride. A+

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Impressive as always!!

Ray said...

OOOH, the dark side, it calls you.
congrats! sounds like you enjoyed it. :)

Sean in DC said...

Very cool! Are you the one in black and white? I'm feeling pretty stupid not being able to pick you out w/o picture tags.

I'd looooove to do a road-race like this sometime. I have no misconceptions about winning, but it truly seems like a great experience.

Have you mapped out a race schedule for these next few months? Got anything we can cheer you on for?

Judi said...

maybe next you should buy a CX bike and show us ALL how it's done!

Adam said...

nice work!! I love it how you call 5th overall "not bad".

Mary Sunshine said...
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Mary Sunshine said...

Great Job, Amanda!