Start of the 2010 Season

Going to Belgium to race the Masters Cyclocross Worlds in January definately seems like the end of last season. However, it was in 2010 and I suppose it counts as the beginning of this season. I have never raced bikes so much in the winter until this year so I have a much better fitness so far this season than in years past. We have already ridden the local gaps and hills so many times that it's hard to believe it's still April.

Last weekend we rode our 'cross bikes in a Gravel Grinder put on by Five Hills Bikes in Waterbury. That was a fun ride, but at times it felt like a race for those of us who do race and tend to go hard. The dirt roads are coming around and that is encouraging because it opens up more riding options and gets us off the busier roads.

The weekend before was the Sugarbush Triathlon. That's the infamous 4-legged tri that is usually a run-paddle-bike-ski. Due to the early date, sometimes the weather forces changes to the event. This year, the ski was changed to a trail run due to lack of snow. The team that I ride for has been together more or less for the last 15 years. This year I rode the bike leg and posted the second fastest women's bike time. Local mountain bike pro Leah Davison was there and she beat me, fair enough, but our team smoked theirs!

The weather is really nice. We plan to go on our club ride tonight and look forward to some upcoming mountain bike races.

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