Sunday, March 30, 2014

Starting off on the right foot

March was a busy month for me.  I had my trip down south to prepare for - which meant working as much as possibl-o, and training as much as possible as well.
I raced in the infamous Spring Series which happen all through March and into April in Vancouver.  They are wet, long and hard (take your mind out of the gutter) races that everyone talks about for the rest of the year.  I managed to snag a win and a second place in the women, and a pat on the back to myself for sticking with the pack on a hilly course last weekend (if you don't know me, I`m allllways working on my hill climbing ;)).
Thanks Paul Craig for taking an awesome shot!
I was also really excited to finally be able to race in the FFNR (feature friday night race series) at the Burnaby Velodrome. I won the Points race and the Elimination race and was second in the Scratch race - to the insanely fast Claire Cameron (so I didn`t feel too bad about that haha).  I was able to move up into second overall with those rides which landed me some sweet swag and a free beer.  I also want to give a huge shout out to Kaylan Akuna and everyone at the Velodrome for putting on these wicked races and for keeping the track alive.  Jeremy Storie would be so pumped to see so many people enjoying and supporting track racing.
My favorite training partners :)

Right now I am in California with Trek Red Truck Racing and we are racing in San Dimas Stage Race and Redlands Cycling Classic before we head over to Santa Rosa for team camp. 
I unfortunately had a rocky start to San Dimas, but am confident that I will turn things around and race to my abilities at Redlands.  We start on Wednsday and with 5 stages end on Sunday. 
So far - my white skin has seen some pretty good rays, and I have had my fair share of Panera Bread - my new love!  We have had amazing dinners prepared by our generous host families, and have had daily Trader Joes stops.  So things are great :)
Thanks so much to everyone for their support - and I will be back with (hopefully) some great stories from Redlands.