I was a mix of excited and terrified on the way to the crit on Sunday. On one hand I had heard from everyone how much fun crits were. On the other hand John provided the insight of ,"...everyone in Ds will most likely crash and suffer horrific injuries."
|John is happy.|
While there was some joking involved there, the message still went through that this could be potentially dangerous. My nerves settled a bit as we took our warm up laps and rolled up to the line to get our talking to from the race officials. After listening to their mini-lecture we were off and racing. It didn't take long for some of the D riders to lose control as one guy went off the course in the very first turn. We settled into our groove quickly though.
|Jane in the ladies B/C crit.|
|John in the B crit, also getting boxed in.|
|Clay starting the TTT.|
|Don't ride at the back.|
The Lindsey Wilson (LW) road race marked my first ever Collegiate C race with the University of Michigan. The C race was a total of 25 miles, constituting 1 lap of the LW course, which included a very steep climb at the end of each lap about 1000 meters from the finish. At race start, the weather was absolutely perfect with a brisk headwind but nothing too troubling.
|The TTT weather was a little troubling.|
|Marian girls racing with neon booties and saddle bags.|
|Filming from the top of the truck.|
|It's nice to finish that climb.|