So the snow has finally melted and the temperatures have warmed up in Wisconsin. I say good riddance to winter. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy the season and the snow but this year it hit us a bit too hard and stuck around a bit too long. It feels good to not have to wear multiple layers when heading out for a ride though.
I've been enjoying the early season racing and have done the first few Wisconsin Cycling Series events. It's nice because the races are close by and we've been getting a decent field of riders in the Womens Open events. After getting in the break each race I've managed a 2nd, 1st, and 3rd in that order. It's fun racing against my friends and the racing has been good and aggressive. I've also jumped into a few category 3 mens events just to get some more intense efforts.
Two weeks from today Joe Martin starts in Fayetteville, Arkansas so that will be my first NRC event of the year. I'm really looking forward to heading down there for that race as 2 years ago it was my first stage race ever. It's a well put on event and is lots of fun. It even has an uphill Time Trial which is sure to be a leg burner. I'll be down there for almost two weeks with a bunch of teammates who will also be racing the Tour of Arkansas the weekend after Joe Martin. I'm just about counting down the days. Teaching is still going well but the break will be nice!
I'm headed to Iowa this weekend for a Road Race and the Old Cap Crit. I'll have a few teammates down there and it will be nice to get another road race in. Unfortunately those are generally few and far between in the Midwest. I'll try to remember my camera this weekend!