Thursday, May 14, 2009

Honor Thy Mother

Last Sunday was Mother's Day and because I was racing and couldn't spend the day with my mother, I thought what better way to celebrate my mom than to eat a half-priced cake in her honor? Afterall, the end of the Joe Martin crit on Sun. marked the beginning of my mid-season break.

I'm still bumming a bit about not winning Joe Martin but we definitely raced our hearts out on Sat. trying to regain the lead. OUCH did an impressive job of defending the jersey. Thanks to my Dad, Uncle Don and Margie for cheering us on every stage of the JMSR! Sorry we couldn't win it for you guys. :(
Next race for me is Philly and I'm giddy b/c it'll be my first go at that U.S. classic. Watch out Manayunk - my fat @$$ is coming!!

Friday, May 08, 2009

sloppy day

We're here in Fayetteville, Arkansas - home of the U of Arkansas Razorbacks and Walmart! It was pouring rain quite heavily this morning and is still coming down a bit right now (3 hours till start) but is supposed to clear up this afternoon. Makes me grateful that we have afternoon starts at the Joe Martin stage race rather than the 8-9 am starts at Gila last week.
There is a buzz of excitement and nervous expectation rippling through the team this morning because BJM smashed the TT yesterday and is leading the race! We stacked 4 guys in the top 10 and so gave ourselves some options for the remaining racing. It's a strong and motivated field here so it should make for some dynamic races these next 3 days.

The 3rd place finisher in yesterday's TT has a relaxing morning while the weather gets the rain out of it's system. If you look closely, you can see that JV has his recovery Skins under his tracksuit like a good lil' racer.
If you have a sec, send some good luck thoughts our way!