Just over a week ago, Hollywood and I saddled up for the 4th Annual Lake Mtka Ice Race. The weather was calling for an afternoon of 30+ mph winds and the temps were to drop some 20-30 degrees... but luckily, it wasn't set to roll into town until after our race.
Jay designed the course again this year and was ecstatic when we got a dusting of snow the day before they shoveled off the course, exposing clear, glare ice to test even the best studded tires out there. How do you keep the advantage? More studs!
Though I didn't have much of a season in 2012, I pulled out all the stops and rode out of my mind! It felt so great catching dudes and passing them with ease and not letting them pass me back. Unfortunately, my endurance was 2nd best and Patti rode away from us. Danielle and I worked together, but couldn't close the gap as the laps counted down and the winds began to build.
I began to bonk and Danielle went on solo pursuit of the win as I dug deep to retain my position. Exhausted, sweating, and out of breath, I crossed the finish line in third behind two of the best competitors out there - it was awesome!
He rode up to 5th, but didn't relent. Lap after lap he caught his rabbits, moving into 2nd place behind Brendon Moore. Although he got faster and faster each lap, he wasn't able to close the gap all the way and finished proudly in 2nd place. Way to go, hun!
Two races down for 2013, two podium finishes... 2013 is gonna be a good year for Girl Fiend Cycling!