Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Well, I'm all signed up. Gonna race the Pro/1/2 races at Superweek July 14-22. This is on the NRC calendar, so I'm sure that means lotsa 'toughs' will show up, so I'm looking at it like an intense training camp where learning one day can be put to immediate use the next. The very best news, however, is that I'll have a partner in crime. Yep, that's right, June Upshaw, formerly of Kenda, has joined Lincoln Industries/LeMond for the rest of the '07 road season. HURRAH! I am DEEELIGHTED to have such speedy and experienced accomplice.
I met June at the Iowa City Road Race and despite her plain no-team black jersey and shorts, her muscular development, air of confidence, and riding style gave her away. Before we even lined up, I'd decided to keep an eye on her during the race. This turned out to be a good choice because June's aggressive hill attack triggered the winning breakaway and I was on it in a flash. After the race we had a chance to talk and we hit it off pretty good. Her upbeat, and that's an understatement, attitude and aggressive racing style ought to compliment my own and I think I can safely say both of us are excited to combine our strengths and see what we can get done.
(June topping Snake Alley. Photo by Steve Daggs. www.cyclingphotonews.com.)