It has been an awesome month.
Sunday 8/8: Germany World Championship Marathon race:
Tuesday/Wednesday 8/10-11: Todd and I traveled back to USA (26 hours of travel), the trip this direction was much better for some reason, I didn't feel sick when I got back like I did when I got to Germany.
Thursday 8/12: Visited my cousin's kids in Albuquerque, NM before I heading back to Durango, CO and Todd to Arizona. How cute:
Saturday 8/14: Raced in Doloras, CO. Think mini-Fircracker as far as the Escalante Days parade, we did a neutral roll-out behind the police truck as people lined the street for the parade. My legs felt horrible, but what kept me going was the payout; I needed to get my entry and gas money back. I finished 3rd with a horrible time, but in the money, whew!
Monday 8/16: I flew to San Fransisco for a Women's Cannondale meeting. I knew nothing about what was going on, I had a plane ticket and a car was supposed to pick me up. I got a little nervous when I landed and called the number I was given, a guy in a thick accent told me to go to the curb and look for a black Escalade. I thought, "What am I doing? I'm getting into a strange car, no one knows where I am, I don't even know where I am going!" But I met some other girls on the curb and felt better about things.
The Drive to Santa Rosa (Golden Gate Bridge)
I posted the picture above to Facebook and Todd texted me "that is not San Jose". See? No one knew where I was.
Turns out there were 11 women from all over the US with various ties to Cannondale, some work for Cannondale, others are sales women, I race for them, etc. We got to review 2012 products all day and give our input into the design, artwork and vision. Then head out on a ride. It was awesome!!It was also non-stop, up to the alarm, meet at 7:45, discussions in a conference room till the afternoon ride, hurry to shower, great dinners ending late, then some went out (!) but I headed to bed to try and get a little sleep before doing it again.
All ready to ride. Super Six's!
I got to do a short skills clinic!
Superman! A great skill with an actual application.
MTB A Group Ride, Thanks Dez!
RZ120 = my 2010 Super-D bike!
Thursday 8/19: Travel back to Durango
Saturday and Sunday 8/20-21: Great road rides with the Durango Wheel group and the Church of the Big Ring. My other cousin and family came up to Durango, so more fun family time with Grandma, Aunt and Uncle, Cousin and family!
Monday 8/23 (Today): I need to finish packing and head to Albuquerque I have a 6:00am flight to NY in the morning. My bikes are in need of a lot of work, guess that is what I'll be doing this week. Then my first World Cup race! It is all about the experience, I am not even thinking about performance. Next year, performance!