Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tour of the Gila

I was home for about 5 days from Europe before heading south for the Tour of the Gila(pronounced - heee la NOT geee la).  While I was home I mostly rode easy, unpacked/washed all my cycling clothing and tended to all my mail and bills.

I drove to Silver City, NM with Michael and 2 of his riders - Rebecca and Kristin and we had some good laughs on the way.  Once in town, I found my host house, got settled in and the team was coming the next day.  It was so good to see the girls and staff, it had been a while and I missed a couple of races but once we were all together again, it was smooth sailing.

The race was fantastic:

Day 1: actually, day 1 wasn't so great,  I felt a bit blocked up and had a hard day.
Day 2: road race - loads better, Janel soloed in for the victory, Jade was 3rd and I won the bunch kick for 6th.  Denise, Courtney, Jade and I made it over the climb and represented the team well.  Poor Joelle had a nasty crash on the decent but she is tough as nails and brushed it off like a champ.  Brie was out sick:( boooooo
Day 3: TT - Janel, again, AMAZING ride!!!
Day 4: crit - Joelle gave me the most amazing leadout and I took the victory!
Day 5: road race, we just needed to get our GC girls to the climb - protected as much as possible and the end result was Janel taking 3rd!!

It was such a great weekend and we had a blast as a team.  That's what it is about.

So now, I'm back home and today I've done yoga, laundry, dishes, washed windows, pulled weeds and now blogging - I feel so productive:)!!! hahahah

The sun feels wonderful, it has rained so the air is clean and I'm settling in to a week of riding at home. I don't have any new photos besides what is on FB from the races, sorry....

Reading: Half Broken Horses by Jeannette Walls
Watching: yoga videos on youtube
Listening: Tidal Wave by Sub Focus
Eating: smoothies: oats, frozen blueberries/raspberries, strawberries, yogurt, milk, flax seeds, cinnamon, almond butter.
Website: Thule backpacks....

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