Sunday, May 07, 2006
Such a dreary day to be trying to push as hard as you can on the bike for 26 miles...but we did anyway. Tribbey is a tiny town east of us, and we took the scenic, circuitious route (not Highway 9) to the race. Perhaps 25 cyclists showed up, and I was one of two women. The course was pretty fun, in a nasty sort of way - many, many, many hills. Central Oklahoma has plenty of hills, by the way, in case you were thinking of Oklahoma as an extension of Kansas...it definitely is its own topographical identity. I pushed hard, tried to pass people, tried to avoid getting passed (but was unsuccessful - Steve S. from the bike store came roaring by, as did one of the top riders in the area...there were not many people who started behind me, though). Final time 1:13:09 for 26.2 miles or so. Good effort, I suppose. I was the first female, and Justin won the overall for the cat 4/5 guys. We both took home some cash, which is always fun!