Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hitting the Wall

Yesterday was my first "official" Time Trial in Europe (sans prologues), and I hit the wall. Literally. Came in to the first turn a little hot and over shot it. T-boned a wall. By the time I got back on the road, got my chain back on and working I thought for sure my race was over. However, I remembered all the weird things that happen to Kristin Armstrong when she goes really fast and that inspired me.
I finished 3rd!!!! My first podium in Europe!!! It was very exciting. The most exciting part was getting to spray the champagne. I've never done done it before and I was hoping I would be slightly more successful than Tina was at Crit Nationals (thought that was quite entertaining). :)

Coach Frank took the podium pictures so when I get those I will put them up. For now cyclingnews.com has at least one champagne spraying picture.


Katheryn and I post race.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

didn't even realize it was a time trial when you hit the wall...hee hee hee, don't forget the ski coach yelling, "look ahead!" Cool sign on the car. Were you looking back at your name in big letters on top of a car?? =) Is that clear plastic thing on your handle bars a water thing??? Nice questions posted to the blog, huh? =)
Heidi

Cheryl said...

Thanks for writing this.