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Thursday, August 09, 2007

sometimes we don't realize just how good we've got it!

California is a hot-bed of cycling. we all know that. we have one of the largest cycling populations in the country. and yea, the racing world isn't perfect -- many women wish there were more opportunities to race against their peers in single-category races instead of combined fields.

but you know, we've really got it pretty good.

one of my former clients lives in Idaho now. we chatted recently about how she could help develop women's racing there. in our conversations, I didn't realize just how dire the women's racing scene was in Idaho (check out the license stats in the article). but she, and some other women (and men) are doing something about it and hoping to develop new women racers in the coming seasons.

extra, extra! read all about it in the Boise Weekly.

good job, Marti!

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5 Comments:

At 8/09/2007 9:12 AM, Blogger lauren said...

wow! 19 racing women in Idaho!

we really are lucky around here. we have so many opportunities for different kinds of racing around here.

 
At 8/09/2007 9:45 AM, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

we really are fortunate, nor cal has always been a great place for racing, training, and regular bike riding...

 
At 8/09/2007 11:01 AM, Blogger Flandria said...

we are so lucky...

 
At 8/09/2007 5:51 PM, Blogger chatterbox said...

cool beans.

 
At 8/10/2007 6:27 PM, Blogger Emily said...

We are lucky, but I would love not to race against girls in their 20's. On the plus side, it only forces us to train harder and by racing against stronger and faster women, we only become stronger and faster (assuming we can keep pace with them).

 

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