This is Cathy blogging I am not the usual blogger on our site but thought I would give it go.
This summer I joined Madforcs in Madison as a way to meet other women mt. bikers. I have been out on a couple of their group rides. We headed down to Paoli on Tuesday and then Thursday we hit Quarry Ridge for the first ride off road in 2008 or since being a mom. I was surprised with how quickly everything came back, the climbs weren't too bad and the single track flowed really nice. I was on the fence about racing but after that ride I decided to give it a go. Neil tried to talk me into the 3 lap race but I settled on 2 laps (which if I did the 3 lap race I would probably still be out there...somewhere).
So that weekend we headed down to my first mt. bike race since having Keenan. It went ok, turns out having a baby reeks more havoc on my body than I anticipated. I wanted to quit after my first 10 mile lap, but I gutted out and finished. I wasn't the last person to cross the finish line but I was pretty close, oh well. I some how managed to get 2nd I think they felt sorry for me, but at least I got a pint glass.
Neil is still waiting for parts to get his bike put together so I am not sure if we are going to Iola or not. Hopefully the weather will dry up a bit so we can get back off road and start putting in some more miles.