Wednesday, March 5, 2008

2008 Racing Season Opens at Bethel March 1

Elena Leznik and Ashley Prine represented Radical Media in the first race of the season at Bethel on March 1st 2008.

It was really cold and for most of us. The high that day was in the 30's with a little snow in the afternoon. Ann Marie Miller was there, as was Anna Milkowski and a couple of girls from formerly of Target Training now Kenda Tire.

Ashley and I lined up with about 20 other girls. I was just trying to be among the first up that hill each time around and to catch a break. The pace was pretty high from the start and Ann Marie Miller looked really good. Ashely and I got caught out of position about 1/2 way through the race and missed a 3 gal break (Anna M., Ann Marie Miller, and a Kenda Tire girl) that stayed away for a couple of laps. The field worked together pretty well and we brought them back after a few laps. The field stayed together after that until the sprint which Ann Marie won, Anna M taking second, a Kenda Tire in 3rd, and me in 4th. Ashley got caught behind a small crush and finished a couple of spots behind me. A good, safe, and fun race.