Last night's race in Beaufort was great. Probably the most encouraging thing was bashed-up teammate Kat electing to race. She has got some seriously tough bruises and lacerations
We rode over to the course from our the casas di Monroe and Wendy--our super sweet host housing. Liza and I got called up for being 6th and 7th in the overall. The racing was fast and active. I liked it much more than roswell. Lins was awesome putting in some good efforts early in the race.
About midway through, a separation occurred, I saw that Liza had it covered so I sat up. The group of 10 staued away for a good part of the race. Colavita attacked the crap out of the group and rushlee eventually got away putting some serious time on the group. She was super strong.
The rest of the field eventually came back together. With 3 laps to go, I glued myself to teammate liza's wheel. The pace stayed relatively high so the swarming wasn't too bad. Liza came out of the last corner and swung out into the wind to avoid any boxation, I jumped around her and passed a few more people finishing 5th in the field sprint for 6th in the race. Theresa cliff-ryan won the field sprint.
Liza finished 12th with lins finishing 14th.
It was so great to have Monroe, Wendy and Dean out there cheering for us! After the race we grabbed dinner with our hosts at a local restaurant called Plums, right on the course.
We said our goodbyes to our hosts and to Beaufort this morning--but not before getting in one more low country spin. On our last ride in beaufort, we got the thrill of watching a swing bridge open to let some boats pass.
We are chillaxing at the rice planters Inn in Walterboro now before our race this evening. I am excited to race with a recovering Kat and of course, with the Liza (the super motivator) and awesome teammate Lins.
It has been a 5 star kick ass trip so far. Probably because of getting to stay with and meet such amazing people, awesome races--and, THE KEWLEST TEAMMATES EVER!
Send us speedy safe vibes...and thanks for reading!
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