Monday, July 24, 2006

Livermore Hills RR

by Denise

The warm'n brown hills of Livermore were the setting for my 35+ race group. The temps were hovering around 105 at our start time and when we finished it was 110 degrees, I was told. Living in Fresno, I am quite acclimated to the higher degrees, but even I, get a little crabby when it is over 106.

Our group was the last one of the day (later start time..yipee!) and our group was small (later start time, more heat). Since I never looked behind me, I didn't know what was going on in the back. Girls were dropping off like flies. The last lap was pretty quiet, we were pooped and hot. Vultures were circling above us; evidently we were emitting the scent of death.

I got 2nd place on the finish. I couldn't get my handlebars ahead of the other girl, as we crossed the finish line. I limped back to my car, loaded my bike and DROVE to take my podium shot. Yes, I was too dang tuckered out to walk or ride that distance.

Huge props go out to the volunteers.

Denise :-)


At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job!

At 1:40 PM, Blogger marscat said...

good job...brave too in that heat!

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