back to racing

Back to racing.

Did some racing after work last night at the HealthNet criterium.

The course was located in downtown Portland a mere two blocks from my shop!

HealthNet sent 4 riders (including local Doug Ollerenshaw) and we had a decent field of local PRO talent including: Chad Hartley, Even Elken, Ryan Trebon and some fast Seattle riders, Morgan Schmidt and Johnny Sundt.

I am feeling pretty good this morning: my tyre blew out with 2 laps to go and I crashed pretty spectacularly in front of the beer garden. I knew something was going on with my rear wheel and was nursing it at the back of our break for the last half of the race. I thought I had gum or something on my tyre, every time we would lean into a corner it would whup, whup, whup…

I would have stopped in the pit and gotten a new wheel but, if there was nothing wrong with it then, I would not get a free lap. Plus I had just put new tyres on it before the race!

I’m all banged up, got the euro gauze on my big swollen elbow. My ass cheeks are bright red!

The good news is that apparently my form is good and that bodes well for le cyclocross.

My Vanilla teammate Kevin Hulick tore the Cat 3 race a new a-hole! He was riding like an animal!

And that bodes well for le cyclocross too.

Spent the evening celebrating Cary Millers b-day at Pix Patisserie. Frenchy salads and over the top chocolate concoctions.

I ate a bowl of corn pops.


9 comments for “Back to racing.”

  1. You were looking mighty fast! great to hear all is ok!

    Posted by Guy | August 25, 2007, 12:24 pm
  2. I spent the night at the back of the train, getting tore the said new one which does not bode well for le cyclocross.

    Posted by Patrick | August 25, 2007, 5:00 pm
  3. I rode with Kevin at lunch on Thursday. He kicked my booty on a 22 mile jaunt featuring about 3,000 feet of climbing. Lots of 12-16% grades. I guess that just primed him for a great showing on Friday. Yes, he is riding strong.

    Posted by Brooke Hoyer | August 26, 2007, 9:07 am
  4. glad you’re okay Molly!

    Posted by reena | August 26, 2007, 3:00 pm
  5. Corn Pops?!?!?!?!???
    Tell me more.
    Some secret race diet . . . ..

    Posted by Sal | August 26, 2007, 9:18 pm
  6. Hey… keep up the good work. I linked to you from our new cyclocross site

    Posted by wah | August 27, 2007, 8:00 am
  7. I’m glad you’re feeling better… my friend texted me from the race: “Molly just went down hard!! ” Panic ensued. We need you for cyclocross - you are my original Portland cyclocross inspiration.
    Heal fast.

    Posted by SnarkyPants | August 27, 2007, 12:38 pm
  8. panic indeed! glad you are okay Molly! :-)

    Posted by Sherry | August 28, 2007, 8:14 am
  9. Looked like a tough break to stay connected to, that ballistic throwdown from Trebon. I didn’t realize that was you on the back. Great work. Didn’t realize you went down. Heal up soon. I hope John Leonard isn’t thinking of dusting off the cx bikes.

    Posted by cdb | August 28, 2007, 3:37 pm

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