Often get props for fitting two bikes in the Honda Fit. Super aero-dynamic.
Photo courtesy of J. Caditz :)
After a 4am wake up call, drove north Saturday morning to collect my bike and race in Monterey. Was pleased to feel as soon as I got on my bike, that everything felt, quite simply, better. Thank you, K, for the re-build!!!) Knew turnout at the race was likely to be low as it's a mellow local series, and I was right. Lined up with 4 ladies and ended up with 2nd, by about a minute. As I was solo Saturday, had no one to tell me where first was, and I think that might have been the umph I needed to at least give Niner's Katelyn Hill a run for her money, but c'est la vie. She's a super fast chick! Was really pleased with how my body felt. Wasn't sure what to expect after last Sunday's effort and the number it did on my always-unhappy right SI joint, but only had one day of intervals this week and a couple of light spins--plus two trips to my most amazing physical therapist and some fun with Kinesio tape--so was ready to rock. The course was fun--5 laps on a loop made up of about 15 minutes of climbing and 5 of descent. The first lap was painful as it included a very steep asphalt climb that was thankfully traded for some fun singletrack for the rest of the laps (and a 35 minute delay of the start to get an injured Cat 3 racer off course pretty much cancelled out my warm-up). But laps 2 and 3 I found my groove and was putting out some good watts, on 4 I lightened up just a bit as I could feel my legs tiring, and lap 5 I just put my head down and kept the pedals turning. Ended the day with $40 bucks and a new friend. Not too shabby.