Monday, March 15, 2010

Tour De Dung Race Report

Well, first race over and done with, I had a blast, and I learned a heap about racing.  It was a BEAUTIFUL day in Sequim- sunny blue skies, and the mountains were dressed in their finest whites.  It was chilly and windy, however-  when teammate/ long time bike buddy Justin and I arrived, it was about 36 degrees.

 (brrr!  smiling through the chill....  photo by Justin)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Getting ready for my first road race

My very first road race ever is tomorrow!  I'm headed out to Sequim, WA, for the Tour De Dung with the ladies on my cycling team, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/ Starbucks.   I've spent much of the night getting ready for the race.  First, I cleaned my bike, which proved to be a formidable task (all that road muck from a winter of commuting definitely added up).  Next, I sewed my number on my jersey....

Sawyer Lake mtn. bike

Last weekend my friend Alana and I took advantage of the sunshine to go mountain biking at Sawyer Lake, down by Black Diamond.  Neither of us knew the trails very well, so there was a lot of riding around in circles, getting lost, and getting confused, but we didn't care- it just felt great to get outside!  Here we are, lost but enjoying ourselves: