Birds eye view from the Smith Ave. Bridge. Cathy is a rock star photographer. Oh, how I love wearing a skin suit. Can't be too serious wearing all this silly gear.
As if that was not enough fun for one day, we had a crit downtown Minneapolis at 6:45 p.m. The biggest trick was getting there during rush hour, but with my super sneaky back way, I was golden and there way too early. I tried to get a warm up on the road, but really too much traffic and the borrowed trainer I have didn't fit my rear skewer, so I waited until the course was set up and did a warm up there. Little did I know that 30 minutes prior to the race, girls would be waiting in the blocks. SILLY. I got there what I thought was WAY early (25 minutes or so, which I was just going to keep warming up, but realized everyone was lining up) and I was already in the back. Will I ever learn? And in this crit, it was vital to be up front. I tried to get around and push forward and was in the top 20 at one point, but then everyone keeps trying to get up there and with the wind and the corners and my unwillingness to take any risks and backing off for those that were, I did not succeed in staying too far forward. I finished on the main train, but probably back in the 50's. It was super fun and I had friends there to cheer me on. It is fun racing back in the homeland.