Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time Off?

Time off the bike still includes bikes.  Two weeks off... first time in over 2.5 years.  Mistake. 

Vacation with Greg? No. Home to see the family and friends?  No.

But, don't feel sorry for me!  I had a couple great weeks.  Wind tunnel with Pearlizumi and Sea Otter with my Exergy TWENTY12 Junior Elite team.

For 5 days I was in beautiful Monterey and Carmel, CA with the 6 junior women at Sea Otter Classic.  They raced and I organized/drove/directed/cooked/had fun.

First thing is first... this trip would never have been possible if not for the support of Donna Woods who donated her own cash to sponsor us by renting a beautiful vacation home steps away from the ocean.  This cycling community has never failed to amaze me with the generosity produced by people who love the sport and can appreciate what women racers are doing.

THANKS DONNA!  Not only did we love the house but you made a huge impression on the girls on how to give back to the sport.

The girls raced... and WON everything.... spent time with our equipment sponsors and learned how to speak in a public forum.  They were the road "pro's" representing at a Ladies Lounge held by Rebecca Rausch.    This team is lucky to have the equipment sponsors we do... and these juniors are lucky to be riding the best!

We made time for fun!

And, some team bonding.

Here is an interview I did with Lyne of Podium Insight about this awesome Exergy TWENTY12 junior squad.  Expect big things from these ladies... this year and many years to come!

Sarah Huang
Jen Valente
Tara McCormick
Maddy Tuggle
Kayla Sterling
Veronica Church