Monday, March 14, 2011

First Race Weekend

First of all, BJ Samuel freakin rocks. 60 years old this month. One of the fastest 40+ time trialists in the country. One of the fastest time trialists PERIOD in the region. And on Sunday the overall fastest woman, out of 30 starters, at the Dismal Dash Time Trial. BJ covered the 40K+ course in 1:05:12. Again, BJ Samuel freakin rocks.

Not only do we have BJ on our team but a host of other incredibly talented women as well. At the time trial today, we had our newest addition, Jen Pope, representing Vanderkitten with a WIN in the women's cat 1/2 race. All the more impressive is the fact that she raced in two crits yesterday. Vanderkitten was also represented by Roberta, Karen and Lisa, all of whom improved upon their times from last year. The results show that the Vanderkittens have done their training over the winter and are ready to race.

On Saturday, four women represented Vanderkitten at the Sleepy Hole Smackdown Crit. Laura, Ali and our newest teammates Brittany and Jen, raced in the women's 1/2/3 race. We were incredibly fortunate to have Britt and Jen join our team this year. And this, our first crit of the season, confirmed for all of that this was a great decision. Amazing and selfless teamwork enabled us to finish 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th in a relatively small but strong group of women. Thanks to the ladies of Tradewinds and Fat Frogs for a great race. And thanks to the Wheelmen for successfully putting it on again this year!

The Vanderkittens want to thank Chatty Cathi for showing up at the time trial yesterday to cheer us on. We appreciate her giving up her morning ride to make sure we got ours on....

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