Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
I was the only MIM in attendance. The roster was heavy with Bike Loft East and Park Ave Bike Racers. It was also the last race in the NY State Cyclocross Championship Series, so the stakes we high!
The course was snow covered and muddy, making things worrisome for the race organizer. He shortened to course to only a mere 2 muddy miles. There were more hairpin turns than I've ever seen! There were also 3 long low grade climbs that started out easy enough, until the life sapping 4th, 5th or even 6th lap. The hole shot through the barn and the slog through the snow pile were great fun!
So...I started in middle of the pack, but rather than falling off, I gained on women each lap. I overtook Karla Eisch first, no easy feat as she is a power house. I worked my way past 2 other Cat 3 women and a few Cat 4's. I ended up just off the podium by less than a minute, 4th place, for like the 4th time this year! It was beautifully warm out so I was able to race in shorts. Bad idea after the fact since muddy legs were an issue later on. The biggest success though was being approached by Park Ave riders asking how to be apart of our awesome team!
Friday, November 21, 2014
|Delana at Dave Panella Memorial|
|Jackie going over the barrier at DPM like a mountain bike pro!|
|Delana successfully making it over the barrier!|
|Amorrena competing in her second race of the day!|
|Marsha staying warm at DPM!|
|Elizabeth navigating the corners at DPM.|
|In front, from left to ride: Vida, Amoreena. In back, from left to ride: Victoria, Jackie, Delana, Marsha, Tiffany, Lorrie and Elizabeth!|
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Keep up the great racing ladies!
Sunday, June 29, 2014
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!
Thanks to Anthem Sports and the Drakes for putting on another terrific race.
Monday, June 23, 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!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Here's a shot of some of the team after the first race, with the cool google + motion added :) Elizabeth, Tiffany, Jackie, Jennifer, Delana, Alison, Stephanie, & Leah. See that big stormcloud behind them?
Our ladies braved the elements with smiles on their faces :) In the Cat 4 women's race, Delana finished 5th, Leah- 8th, Jenn- 9th, Jackie- 10th, Elizabeth- 11th and in the open women's race, Victoria finished 5th and Stephanie in 8th! Great job everyone!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Congratulations to our teammate Emma Hoffman who won all five of her events at the IMX challenge pentathlon held at Union college Jan 12! The events comprised of 200 IM, 100 back, 200 free, 100 breathing, & 100 fly. She set 4 personal bests! Awesome job Emma!