Monday, March 29, 2010
Oh man, Saturday was AWESOME not only was this my first time trial but I was on my new road bike!!!!! First, we were out at Lake Overholser and under a wind advisory...someone said gusts near 50 mph!! Anyway, I was real excited to participate wind or no wind. If you are going to ride there will be wind...somewhere...so you might as well get used to it! I was pumped because I shaved almost 2 minutes off my best training ride. I placed 1st in my division with a time of 31.57 minutes for 8.6 miles...16.34 mph is not a bad average when you are just getting started! I race in the 13-14 year old bracket so I still have lots of time to train and get much faster! And, I was happy to ride better than my training ride with MUCH MORE WIND!!!! The good news is I know I can do better and I have several more time trials coming up to prove it! Look out Tulsa I'm coming there next week and then off to Arkansas for my first road race!!! What a great racing year it is starting out to be! GO RAD RACING!!!!
Well, my first race is under my belt and it felt great! I raced in the Salt Creek Crit. I placed 2nd but I just know I would have done better if I had been on my road bike. I bought it myself and hadn't paid it off in time for my first race. I was riding my Trek 7.2 hybrid and the other kid (the one who won) was on a road bike so I was still happy with my result. My prize for finishing 2nd was a stuffed cow! I think that is pretty funny. My mom is keeping it in a safe place since it is my first cycling trophy!!! I just wish there had been more Jr.'s to race against. Oh well, there are plenty more races! This is my first year to race and I am really stoked about getting started! I LOVE CYCLING!!!