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Sunday, May 20, 2007

another sprint finish

this has been the season of sprint finishes for me at CCCX. I won the sprint in my last two races by only a bike length. unfortunately, neither of these sprints have been for the win. but yesterday's race provided the most exciting, tactical game of cat & mouse I've ever played. let's just say I'm quite the assertive cat.



and yes, that's snool covered in sandy dust on my face. H-O-T!!!

congratulations, as always, to all my fabulous teammates who represented at the race -- Erin (1st), Janet (7th), and Lauren (12th). and big congrats to my client, Stacy, for her first win this season -- she was a woman on fire!

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15 Comments:

At 5/21/2007 6:27 AM, Blogger Flandria said...

wow! just look at you sprint so hard, cool picture!

 
At 5/21/2007 10:14 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Great action shot Velogirl. And that scowl is FREAKIN' HOT!

You look like you are digging deep and hurting. As it should be.

What's up with the number plate on the girl's bike behind you? That looks homemade.

 
At 5/21/2007 10:59 AM, Blogger lauren said...

ooooh, cool pic!

 
At 5/21/2007 11:16 AM, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

I can't quite see the snool...I love me some sprint finishes...way to go...

 
At 5/21/2007 11:35 AM, Blogger chatterbox said...

chris - I think that's 'cause in a series you use the same number each time...she probably lost her number.

VG - nice sprint! Does that mean you got 2nd (trying to infer from the other placings)? I hope so!

 
At 5/21/2007 11:39 AM, Blogger lauren said...

homemade's almost better i think.

 
At 5/21/2007 11:43 AM, Blogger velogirl said...

unfortunately, not 2nd. I got 5th but I'm okay with it. I'm now tied for 1st place in the series so I better get my ass back in gear. I'm still adapting to the fit of the new bike and just not climbing as well as I did on my old bike -- bugger.

 
At 5/21/2007 12:06 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

btw, the photog has a cool little series of photos of our finish here -- photos of sprint finish

 
At 5/21/2007 4:51 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Great action shot!!! The air scoops are wide open!

 
At 5/21/2007 4:54 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

air scoops? are you referring to our pie holes?

 
At 5/22/2007 8:42 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

Yeah, the pie holes! I have my air scoop wide open all the time up here in the mountains.

 
At 5/23/2007 1:53 PM, Blogger Pizie said...

How do you always seem to recognize me with our with out my velo bella gear on? Your amazing~

 
At 5/23/2007 1:54 PM, Blogger Pizie said...

How do you always seem to recognize me with or without my Velo Bella gear on??? Your amazing. Hope you had a good ride out at Gap yesterday.

 
At 5/23/2007 2:28 PM, Blogger Pizie said...

I took the pic while I was at Kings Road. I ran into the girls out there. I've been trying to ride road and mt as much as possible to prepare for the DVille Classic. Not sure why I did it but I registered for the cross country.

 
At 5/24/2007 10:47 PM, Blogger ginmtb said...

Seated sprint - that's a sure sign of being totally spent but digging oh so deep. I edged out a guy last year doing that at Skyline. Holy cow thought I was going to puke.

 

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