July 15th marked my second ever Provincial Championship Road Race and I seem to have established a solid tradition of receiving bronze on the podium along with past PK team mate Suzie who again took silver. Thank you team mate Julie, mechanic/feeder Dave and Stevens Bikes and The Cyclery for making this dark and stormy day brighter. Proud of gold medalist Candice who (although riding for different teams) I'm partial to as we ride together in the St. Catharines Club and encourage eachother's ventures into other disciplines, she to road and I to track.
Most remarkable to me about this race, which is the closest Ontario comes to a climber's course besides Niagara Classic, was that the podium was given up without contest to two known sprinters. Thank you climbers and tt'ists for not attacking anywhere near the hills. Score!
Ah yes, and what made this day epic? A fifty minute delay mid race for torrential t-storms, hundled with Julie under a tree shivering (big thanks to the Creswicke family for shelter and keeping spirits up!) and another hour podium delay for same, but cannot complain: it's a race and a podium!
|Seconds after the finish. The face that says: Third again.. really.|
Photo credit www.racedayrush.com
Grand Opening of the Niagara Falls History Museum that is my works' homebase took place on July 21st. I have never seen anything like the volume of crowds and giddy, pride filled faces that day. That is how our history and accomplishments on this earth should be honoured! Not to mention that it took alot of blood, sweat and tears to make it all happen.. a bit of a relief to know that we got it right. Only an exceptional project team could make it happen and that we have! Thank you approximately 1000 friends, family, community who lined up for hours in the sun and heat to get the first peek. I'm so proud to be part of this journey and grateful for the leadership of all who had the vision and made it happen.
|Out with the old...|
|Raising the Welland Canal lift bridge with Christina Martyk|
on our coffee ride to Niagara-on-the-Lake. YAY COFFEE!!