Friday, May 9, 2008
Welcome to Razorback Country!
So we're down in Fayetteville, AR for the Joe Martin Stage Race. After driving through non stop rain on Wednesday we were very happy to have things dry up for yesterday's short 2.5 mile uphill time trial. We've got a strong team put together for the race and everyone put in some great efforts in the first stage. Anne finished 9th followed closely by Lee in 11th. I ended up 15th, 52 seconds behind the leader. Today's road race has the potential of shaking up the GC so now we have to work to keep our riders up front for some good finishes.
Here are some photos of the team prerace.
We've been having a lot of fun thus far. Our hosts, Marion and Carolyn Smith are absolutely amazing! They even welcomed us with T shirts and hats from the University of Arkansas - we're officially Razorback fans now! Thanks guys! Carolyn went to Texas A&M so the schools have to get equal wall space :)
They've both been unbelievable hosts and have fed us lots of great food and they have two cute daschunds too! They cooked up a wonderful fajita dinner for the whole team last night and there were lots of laughs! The food was so good and Kat kept us doubled over with her stories. Here's a photo of her with some of her props.
We finish pretty late today and have an early morning road race tomorrow so I probably won't get a chance to update until after that. Looking forward to some good racing!