Won the road race, second in the TT, skipped Sunday's crit. The women went with the cat 4 men and thinking to get into a break as well as stay out of any mayhem, I kept myself to the front 10 riders of the pack. But, because of my knack for being where the action is, a surge or pseudo attack came up the left and a guy on the far right decided he needed to be on the left. Consequently, several men were wiped out. I was able to bring my bike to a near stop, but not quite. When my front wheel went up on a downed bike, I tipped over, getting a small boo boo on my knee and bruises on my hands. I also did something to my right wrist. It's still swollen today.
My front tire was rubbing the brakes and I couldn't tell which was out of whack, so I went to wheel vehicle for a switch. They took out all the wheels, but mine turned out to have been put in the wrong car. So, I adjusted my front break so nothing was rubbing and took off after the pack. Thus began my first time trial of the day.
The funny thing was that the wreck happened on the second lap I think, and during the first lap, a guy in the pack had congratulated me on my upcoming win. I had said it was premature, but laughed, because my whole plan was to ensure a big cushion with the road race, because I didn't have a full suite of TT equipment and it wasn't my current strength, and there I was .. waaaaay off the back when my plan had been to get waaay off the front. The best laid plans .....
Anyway, I settled into a groove and each time I'd come up on someone, I hoped they'd fallen off my group and wanted to get back on and were willing to put themselves out for some strong pulls. Some folks really tried (Thanks Janna!) and finally I caught up with Don Rasky who had also been in the crash and he had I made a lot of progress, especially when we scooped up a Powerade fellow. We never did catch the whole pack, but I was able to regain my spot as the women's leader and had a 5+ min. lead going into the time trial. Morgan Chaffin put a 48 second dent in that with her TT'ing abilities. Don't know how that girl does that, but she's inspiring me to improve in that area. One of these days.... :D
The next morning, I woke up, walked out on the deck, saw the rain and felt the pain in my wrist and tailbone (still from last Sunday) and just didn't feel like driving an hour to Omaha to race. I was tired. Sore and mostly just wanted to lay around and read the Harry Potter book. So that's what I did. All day. Laid on the sofa, ate pizza, read, took a nap, and watched a couple episodes of Heroes. See, I have a problem with fiction. I can't stretch it out and relish it. I binge on it. The good news is I'm done with the book and after having spent an entire day doing nothing but laying around in the air conditioned dimness stuffing my face and resting, I actually feel pretty darn fresh today and happy to be on my bike, although my wrist still hurts and I can't lift my leg over my bike or bend down to buckle my shoes w/o at least 3 ibuprofen running through my system. sigh.
Well, that's the babcook report. Now, I want to find out how Danielle and Skip did at 9-mile, and how things panned out for Chris and Amanda at Superweek.