Monday, November 26, 2007
Jingle Cross Race Report 2007
Jingle Cross was worth going to once again. Ferocious run ups both days and for that I was thankful because I count such horrors in my strengths department. (A big thank you to my local Ace hardware store for the M5 .8 pitch bolts I used Saturday instead of Sidi brand spikes. They worked like a charm and not a single time did I slip on that muddy climb.) Another huge thank you to everyone who hollered and helped me push on. It's pavlovian (sp?) the way the cheers and bells help me find just a little more juice. It was also a pleasure to get my butt whooped by Sue Butler and Wendy Williams of River City Cycles.
Talk about inspiration - I had been suffering a case of wussitis and a side of blah, but after losing the wheels of these two I have an entirely rejuvenated spirit. Gonna work on my weaknesses and use my strengths and maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to hold your wheel a little longer next time. Three weeks to nationals and I'm feelin' good.
Here's a good vid of Saturday's run-up. I believe these are the 3/4 men on their first lap.
Punk Rock Cycling chix were great to meet and get to hang with. Here be their pix. More pix as they get posted. I didn't take any. :( Just plain forgot in my focus on racing.