Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beti Bike Bash

Joanne might be toning down on the long rides due to knee pain, but she certainly hasn't quit riding her bike.

On Sunday morning she participated in the Beti Bike Bash, an all women's mountain bike race sponsored by one of Colorado's women's mountain bike teams, the Yeti Betis.

Of course, I like sporty chicks, so I had a blast being a spectator and ringing my cow bell!

The race had all the normal racing classifications, but the real inspiration for the race was to introduce new people to women's racing.  So there was a big beginner race, divided up into different age brackets, which was the event Joanne entered.

They might have been beginners, but that doesn't mean they didn't want to win or do good. They were giving their all for the two 5 mile laps, and there were some pretty spectacular crashes.

Joanne finished 7th out of 78 overall (and 4th in the 40 - 49 age group), and she was all smiles starting, during, and at the finish.

1 comment:

  1. Super!! Glad to see that grin ... sporty chicks, hmmmm? Peggy