As it turns out, racing after working four days straight outside in Wisconsin with minimal sleep and living out of a hotel is …. well, hard. Add in the fact that you’re starting in a race with Katie F*^$@ing Compton
, and are relegated to the second to last row behind 80 other women, and that’s when you start praying for a miracle.
Anyway, Elite Women’s Nationals are no joke. On the start line, you had Katie Compton, Meredith Miller, Nicole Duke, Kaitlin Antonneau and plenty of other hard-hitting ladies. There’s something amazing and truly incredible about having this many women at this level lining up at once. I’m not sure exactly, but I believe the numbers have exploded in the past year where the women’s fields are concerned.
New Britain, CT
July 10, 2011
As a prelude to this race report, I would like to give you a quick synopsis of Brian and I. Brian has been racing his bike for 30 years. He was fortunate enough to win his first race and has been hooked ever since. He has over sixty victories and double that amount of podium finishes along the eastern seaboard from Maine down to Pennsylvania. Our trophy case is full of trophies and gold medals that Brian and I have accumulated. Brian has also won 20 championship jerseys from various events throughout the years.