Monday, August 1, 2011

22 hours

I arrived in Reno, NV at 6:45 pm on Saturday.  I flew out at 5pm on Sunday.  Now that's a short trip. However, it was a very fun trip.  Not only did I race (!), I spent time with teammates I had not seen in months, I spent time with family friends I had not seen in years, and I spent time with kitty cats-4 of them. They were nice enough to let us stay at their house for the race.  They did, however, keep a close eye on us to make sure we were staying in line.
 The race itself was awesome!  The course is one of the best crit courses I have ever done.  Hilly, technical, and a great atmosphere.  I was having a good time for the first 10 min or so.
Then the suffering started and continued for another 45 min.  I have to go back to this race next year with proper fitness so I can really race and enjoy the course, instead of surviving (barely) and suffering like a dog.
 Post race, my teammies and I jumped in the river for a little cool down soak.  I needed that.
L-R, Alexis Ryan, AP, Carlee Taylor, Tara McCormick.
It was a team effort to pack up my bike, wheels, and stuff to get to the airport on time.  I am pretty sure that was the shortest trip I have ever had, but it was worth it.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Alison,
Way to get out there and race! Nice job! Kudos to you.

I got to watch my first ever crit this weekend, such a demanding race!

(ps. I found your blog after you taught our cornering clinic for Blue Sky last weekend). Thank you for an awesome class! You have great enthusiasm.

Thank you,
Jennnifer