Monday, July 21, 2008

The Hunny Bop: Anathea's First Criterium

On a borrowed bike that she had never ridden, while still nursing aches and pains from an Ironman less than a month ago, my friend Anathea decided to race her first cycling-only race, the Hunny Bop criterium in Suitland, MD. Not only was the field stacked, but since most of these women have been racing since the end of March, several will be upgrading to Cat 3 soon. Of course, I failed to mention this to Anathea. I figured the less she knew about the field, the better.

Lining up at the start. Anathea is in the middle - red and white #92

Hangin' tough in the field
After a prime, the field splintered and Anathea worked together with 2 other riders to chase back on a larger group ahead.
Taking turns at the front to chase back on.
Success! They caught back onto the group in front of them. Excellent job pace-lining and working together to get back on. That's what it's all about.

The group continues to chase.

The finish - way to go Anathea! Hope to see more of you at the races in the future. 

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Adventures with Tickhead

This week we are taking care of Tickhead aka Rena, Jenn and Bill's dog. We took her along with us to West Virginia, to give Pilar a hand with some chores and relax in the country. 
Rena and Maya made friends immediately. They chased sticks, swam and hiked all weekend.
We hiked with Gabriella and the dogs.
Rena and Gabriella hanging out.
BJ and Gabriella 
Filling the pool for Gabriella - I see some chicken feet in the fore front.

Rena and Maya

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fun in Fitchburg

The Chikin, Sara, Amanda and I had a blast hangin' together over the 4th of July weekend. More here.