Sunday, December 14, 2008

Summer racing

December again, how quick did that happen?
No more road races for a few months, but there are many criteriums to choose from. A little bit of pain and a lot of fun, all over in less than an hour.
Yesterday (Saturday) was the last race at Murrarie for the year.

It was a great way to spend the morning.
Di, Michelle, Corissa, Jane and myself had a vague 'plan' to ride as a team for this particular race.
This is hardly ever possible in many other races since we are usually with the guys.

So the race involved chasing down plenty of breakaways, which kept the pace reasonably high, while trying to rest at least one of us for the final sprint.
It wasn't anything spectacular, and it certainly didn't contain the caliber of riders in the Australian Criterium champs, but it was a super race nonetheless. Each of us had an excellent time working together, and all five of us were very pleased to come up with second and fifth place at the end!

PS. C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s to local Qld rider Kirsty Broun for winning today at the Cronulla criterium, and succesfully defending her Australian title against some other top Australian female cyclists. How cool is that!

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