|Nice training road near Ohai!|
|Not a bad location for our training camp!|
|Team training camp!|
|Beautiful Big Bear Lake at the start of the Redlands TT|
|Alison Powers passing me to go on and win the Redlands TT|
My results were:
Stage 1 (TT): 35th
Stage 2 (RR): 70th
Stage 3 (Crit): 71st
Stage 4 (RR): 54th
Full race results can be found here.
After Redlands, we had part 2 of the training camp, visiting the factory of our clothing sponsor, Voler, which was super interesting and spend some more time training at the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo.
|Voler factory visit|
|Lots of jerseys made by Voler|
|Ride with Voler staff|
|Training ride near San Luis Obispo|
|Team TIBCO visiting FRS|
To improve my crit racing I entered the Santa Cruz crit solo where I snatched a 5th place, but the field was small with only a couple of pro-level riders so it was hard to judge my performance. I did get dropped in the men's masters 35+ Cat 1/2/3 race that I did just before the women's race, but I used my powertap in that race to see what kind of numbers I have to put out - you're either sprinting or cruising! I won 40$ and a T-shirt though and caught up with some Irish friends of mine!
|Power data from the first 10min of the men's 35+ Cat 1/2/3 crit|
|Mel in Santa Cruz!|
|Sea Otter Classic Tent Village at Laguna Seca|
|Beach along 18-mile drive at Pebble Beach - the Volvo team car got lots of attention!|
|I made it onto Slowtwitch!|
Stage 1 (crit): 29th
Stage 2 (RR): 14th
Stage 3 (TT): 13th
Stage 4 (circuit race): 23rd
Full results from Sea Otter Classic can be found here.
All my USA racing results can be found on the USA Cycling website here.
My next blog post will cover my Speedweek experience - where I go from being dropped and hating crits to and not being able to get enough of and loving them!