"What happened?" was, I think, the first thing that came out of my mouth at the race finish of Calabogie Road Classic on Sunday, April 17th. Searching for a familiar face in the crowd 500km + from home, there weren't many. Local Juniors from Planet Energy p/b SpiderTech were still contemplating their race and hadn't caught the women's finish. Finally was nabbed by someone asking for my name as 1st place holder. Confirmation! Relief!
I will forever remember Calabogie for the warm welcome into my first full year of Elite competition by a great bunch of strong Ontario women cyclists, my first podium at that level and the little pleasure in knowing that this time a year ago I had yet to try my first road race. Thank you everyone who has supported and enabled me to get here.
|View on the long road home. Brrrrr!|
Thanks to sponsors DeFeet, Hincapie and Headsweats for keeping me warm when I needed it and cool when it was called for. Weather was CRAZY at this race - sun, wind, rain, snow, we had it all. Team kit fit and performed superbly!