Sunday, June 3, 2007
Anyway, the good news is that we did better in the real thing than in any of our practices! We worked together well, didn't crash each other out when a DOG ran right out in the road and chased us...nearly got run over by an obnoxious car passing a truck with cyclists on both sides of the road, and I led our team through all the corners at reasonable speed (although I dropped them coming out of the turns..ill have to work on that). We dropped our 4th teammate about 10 miles in, but she pulled hard and worked hard and dug deeper than I could have imagined, and I'm super proud of her. She also finished the race instead of dropping out when all the other dropped riders got back to the parking. Her logic was...what if one of you guys gets a flat and you need me to finish. What a teammie :-)!!! And although I can never call a 40K TT 'fun', the whole experience, well, it sort of was!
And someday I'll figure out how we did.