Monday, October 19, 2009

Georgia Cross #2

After a week of feeling pretty crappy from mastitis, we headed up to the cyclocross race at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega. I wasn't sure how it would go and I was a bit worried since I didn't really get to work in any intervals after the last race...I had hoped to be faster. I heard the course was "straight up and straight down" and after a quick pre-ride, I decided my weapon of choice would be my mountain bike.

I think I made the right decision for me, because my legs were a bit heavy and I needed the easier gearing on the climbs. I was also able to ride the downhill section much faster, which let me save some energy for the second half of the course. I ended up third again, which I was happy with considering we had a field of around 12 racers this time, but I just didn't feel strong and quick. I felt like I was on the defensive the entire race, rather than the offensive.

Nice weather is rolling in this week, so I hope to get some workouts in and then will head to Lake Russell WMA for Midnight Rush this weekend for a long walk in the woods.

Chris got a fancy new camera and took a ton of pictures. Here's just a sampling...

Julia Radmann rounds a corner

Julia just loves the barriers and is all smiles

Kevin "Roofus" Adams on the gradual climb

Thomas Turner gettin' it done

Thomas's mom can add professional waterbottle hander offer to her resume after all these years of racing

Julia and Trish watching Thomas take the win in the Men's A Race

Women's A my little pink bunny!

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