Friday, January 30, 2009

The BIG day is almost here!!! Hoogerheide, Netherlands

Yes, the countdown to World Championships is getting close! It is the culmination of a lot of hard work, a lot of fun and a lot of time away from home. I departed my 'home' in Meise on Thursday to meet up with the team and get to the hotel. I rode the course on Thursday and checked out the changes made since the world cup here last year. Not too many, but a bit. One big change, the ground. It is not a boggy, heavy track. It is definitely a bit fast and bumpy. A lot different than I anticipated. But it is fun and forecast is for cold! Perhaps frozen. I have had a lot of practice layering for that weather.
Today I didn't venture to the course. I took a nice pleasant ride after team pictures by the canal. It never ceases to amaze me how flat this country is! Tomorrow is the Junior and U23 race and we can get on the course between both races. Excited to start feeling the energy at the course and maybe catch a glimpse of the Portland Crew!
I have also added a link on my blog for the worlds fund. I figure if everyone gave $1, I could pay off the USAC fee for worlds. This racing sure is fun, but it aint' cheap! Thanks for reading and your support and I will give you a play by play after the race. However it turns out, it is sure to be a good time!

The internet connection is not working so well at the hotel, so I can't get pictures to upload.

3 comments:

Monilee said...

Go Sue Go!!! All the best at Worlds!

Melissa Sanborn said...

Goooooooooooooooo Sue!

ScottyD said...

Great job this season!