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Archive for June, 2010

Peoria Classic – IL State Crit Championships

A few Project 5 Racers headed south for the Peoria Classic, the IL State Crit Championships – John, Tim, Shawn, Q, Ginger, and myself. After racing the week in ToAD, and experiencing Whitney Gagglioli’s utter (or should I say “udder”?) domination, I decided to bail on the last day of ToAD and head to Peoria. Thankfully [...]

Monday, June 28th, 2010

ToAD – Downer Classic (6/26)

Ginger rejoined J and myself (Cathy) for the Downer Classic. What a terrific party setting! Between Cafe Hollander on the right and Via and Original Pancake House on the left, great food and drink was pentiful. Another gorgeous day after a night of storms. 35 women were at the line today each determined to make their attempt [...]

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

ToAD – Fond du Lac (6/25)

The shortest – and flattest – course of the series was sure to be fast. So fast, that the town put a copper-speed-reader up so we could see just how fast we were going. Jerel and I decided to dare the starter’s whistle and make a final potty break which put us at the back [...]

Friday, June 25th, 2010

ToAD Update: Waterloo and Greenbush

Well kids, I am in a much better place when compared to last year, but man do I have a long way to go. Here is an update of the past two days… Waterloo: Circuit race in a cute little town. On the backside a longer hill with a steep kicker and well, I knew [...]

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

ToAD – Sheboygan Matt Powers to 4th!

A gorgeous day in Sheboygan after a night filled with thunderstorms and tornadoes. So thankful we did not have to camp last night. Cool coffee shop hangout last night and great breakfast at a mom/pop joint – ahh, Wisconsin. Matt lined up with about 30 other cat 3 men when the sun was the hottest of the day. [...]

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

ToAD – Road America, June 21, 2010

What a cool course for a race! Think Burnham’s Blackhawk Farms course on steroids – lots of them. You now have an idea of Road America’s course…Swooping downhill stretch, a kicker uphill, more downhill, before a long rise, false flat, and super-kicker to the uphill finish line. Another great turnout for the 3/4 women with [...]

Monday, June 21st, 2010

ToAD June 18-20

Thiensville, WI Friday started off the Tour of America’s Dairyland for Jerel, Matt, Tim and me (Ginger).  It started as a sunny humid day that ended with a thundershower that cut Tim’s race short.  The course was a fast four corners with a slight decline into each corner.  Jerel and I were in the Women’s [...]

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Sherman Park Crit

A couple of us P5’ers out on this day – Kevin P, Q, John, Cathy and me (Ginger).  A strange day weather-wise: cool early morning then humid as all else for warm up and during the W3/4 race it rained on only one half of the course! Q had the first race in the Cat [...]

Monday, June 14th, 2010

O’Fallon Week-end

John and I headed down separately for O’Fallon since he would return home after the State Road Race on Saturday and I was staying for the Sunday crits.  State Road Race: Beautiful day for racing – overcast but dry and not too hot. John in the 50+ race would have 3-22.5 mi loops while the Women’s 3/4 [...]

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Memorial Day Week-end

A few P5′s headed out to Iowa for the Memorial Day Week-end. Snake Alley: Q lit up the start of the Men’s 4′s with some screaming laps up the snake giving him quite a lead ahead of the other racers. Once he settled his pace down a bit, the pack did catch up. Q finished a strong 14th on [...]

Monday, June 7th, 2010