Today was a beautiful 50 degrees when I woke up. I put my Under Armour shirt on along with my Vello Bella Jersey and Jacket, and Bike shorts to match and was out the door to Greenlakes State Park in Manlius NY for the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Ride.
When I got there I was surprised at the great turn out! The sun was shining and so were peoples spirits and smiles.
My training plan was supposed to be a 1 hour easy ride and this was a perfect day to kill 2 birds in one stone!! I met some of my teamates in the crowd, got some pics and we were on our way. I was going to ride with a couple of my good friends and just sit back and chit chat. Yeah, that didn't happen. As soon as I saw people trying to race, so did I.
I was in the lead group for most of the time. I met a great girl who wanted to work together and I said sure, then we caught up to a few guys so we used them as well to draft off of. This is what I love about cycling!! Drafting!! getting a break!! But are you really getting a break when u are fighting in the front to pull or fighting in the back to stay on?? I dont know but I forgot how much I loved cycling until today!
The wind was fierce throughout the whole ride. I would say at least 10-15 mph winds. It definately felt hard the whole time.
I felt good until mile 23 and then I dont know wha happened and I got dropped...ugh!! Oh well. I sucked it up and finished the ride/race in 1:15:00.
I met up with my friends I ditched to
I did end up watching Kona and was amazed by the strong performances today...one day maybe...One day... Oh on another note. I was quite offended by the commentator talking about Caroline Steffen being a "bigger" girl...you know what she still kicked #ss and Im proud of her!! For Petes sake she is only 140lbs!!
Here are some pics from my day today:
|CNY tri Girls!!|
|My friends who understand me!! :)|