Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hunter-Greene Summer Classic/NYS Road Race Championships

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Tannersville, NY

Such a beautiful, sunny day!  We were up at the starting line at the Stone Church at 8am to watch my 9-year-old, Corby, start his race (silver medal for NYS!). 
I had a little time to go back to town for a cup of coffee and then get on my bike to ride back up to the starting line.  There were only about 20 of us in the Cat 4/Masters group and we were starting with the 15-18 year old juniors so I had a feeling it was going to be a fast start (that, and the mile and a half down a 7% grade!).  It was supposed to be a neutral start on the downhill but I don't think the pace car got that memo--so fast!  It was a downhill chase and then it was all I could do to stay with that peloton on the flats and rollers--this is so not my strong suit.  Need a little Conklin Avenue interval training--Maria?;)  I managed to hang on for 8 miles but then I was off the back with 32 miles to go--oh, well...beautiful mountains and creeks to keep me entertained.  It was a 41 mile course that wound around Hunter Mountain and Windham, through terrific Catskill towns.  It was worth the suffer factor just to be out there on such a glorious day.  Very grateful to see the 1K to go sign but that also meant I had to climb back up that hill we started on--not so fast going up the hill as coming down! Happy to finish. Happy to go to lunch at an awesome Mexican restaurant in Tannersville.  So happy to take a shower when I got home!

Corby & August cheering my across the finish line.

Thanks to Anthem Sports and the Drakes for putting on another terrific race.

Monday, June 23, 2014

New York State Time Trial Championships- Tioga Center, NY 2014

What a perfect day, 80 degrees and sunshine for our championship 40km course!  We had 10 Mission in Motion teammates in total, 3 of them volunteering ( Tiffany & Alison at registration and podium, & Ursula recording numbers at the turnaround) 7 riders competed, one of our riders, Jenn, fell victim to a flat tire from some debris on the roads :(  Our other 6 riders were able to complete the long course and all medaled in their categories!

Our newest riders in their very first time trial championship competition:
Victoria Harris- Gold in Masters 40+
Gwen Riker- Silver in Masters 40+
Lisa Seery-Bronze in Masters 40+
Maria Salvo- Silver in Cat 4 women

Congratulations!  It's so great to see new people coming into the sport with such enthusiasm!

Also congrats to our Masters women 45+ riders:
Marsha Kapinus- Gold 45+
Karen Holm- Silver- 45+

Thanks to all the volunteers and officials for their hard work all day and thanks to all the racers for coming out to support the race!  Well done to all!