Race Report: Mason Lake #3

Congrats to our Cat 4 ladies on a great race at Mason Lake #3!

Photo credit: David Jang

Photo credit: David Jang

Here’s a recap from Almie:

There were four of us representing Spokeswomen: Anne-Gi, Laura, Tracy and myself. I’m so lucky to have such an awesome team! There were 30 women total in our race, and they brought it — thankfully it was a dry 24 miles!

The race started out fast and stayed that way. It was great to stay in the pack longer than I did last week but ultimately got dropped on one of inclines, rode for a bit and traded pulls with Tracy, and then I was solo again. I spent sometime getting comfortable in my drops while shifting/braking…it was much easier than I had anticipated. On the 2nd lap, I rode for a short bit with some Cat 4 men — they were much bigger and faster which made latching on way easy.

Results

  • Laura: 16th
  • Anne-Gi: 25th
  • Almie: 27th
  • Tracy: 29th

The main takeaway for me is: IT IS GOING TO BURN, IT IS GOING TO HURT, YOU WILL NEED TO SUCK IT UP, and PEDAL FAST. The pain is only temporary. Duly noted. Game on.

Cheers to the next race!
-Almie

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