Way to Rock, Ian.

Wow, what a great weekend on the bike! Temecula was such a good crowd and Ian came through with an stellar performance.

I didn’t fare so well. I felt a little congested Saturday morning, but still wanted to give it a try. I went out strong and won the dam climb – fifty bucks in my pocket there! But, about 50 miles in, I started feeling pretty tired and sore. I could feel that I was fighting off a cold and didn’t want to go down that road. I decided to stop after lap 6 (60 miles) and just enjoy the company in the pits. My excuse that I rode from Canada to Mexico this year, got me off the hook for this one.

I wasn’t sure where Ian was, as I hadn’t seen him all day. I checked out the results and Ian was on the same lap as me and in 2nd place for the beginners. So, I stayed in the pit waiting for him to come in and pushed him back out as quick as he came in. He was riding strong and consistent. What a great first race. When he came back around after lap 7, we told him what place he was in and that he had to go back out. Ian rolled in from lap 8 right around 8:00, which didn’t leave him time for a 9th lap. His classification might have been a little screwy, as he wasn’t announced for the podium. He would have won the beginner category, but we’re still waiting to hear what happened with that. Anyhow, congrats to Ian on a super stellar performance. I’m so proud!

And, thanks to Todd, Brendan and Dave for being great support while also kicking butt in the 5 person open category on singlespeeds. It was good to see everyone out there.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. sirenbicycles says:

    Indeed, great job Ian!

    Mary, I think you gave me a touch of lung butter.

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  2. Danielle says:

    Congrats Mary!!!

    I think it’s cool that you are even entering races after what you did this year. I would still be on the couch shoving doughnuts in my mouth!

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  3. tim says:

    nice pitting next to you guys! hope we didnt cramp your style or take up too much room!

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  4. Maniac says:

    I can’t think of a better way to spend a day. Riding your bike all day and hanging out with great people who share a passion… it was awesome. Thanks Mary, Brendan, and Todd, for the support out there. I couldn’t have done it without you.

    I’m working on some pics and a blog. I’ll send a link when I have it.

    -Ian

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  5. SSIDYLLWILD says:

    Great ridin Ian

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  6. Maria Rose says:

    I hope you are feeling better.

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  7. Tom Ament says:

    Nice job on the Race Mary and Ian! Itwas fun hanging with you and Brendan afterwards… can’t wait for Dawnto Dusk!!

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