Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Wausau 24 Weekend

First, I need to send our condolences to the family of Rob "Sugs" Hoffman.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  We all ride and race our bikes because people like Rob always made it about being fun first!  Pedal on Rob... 

The Wausau 24 was a great return to racing for me after over a month off nursing my sore shoulder back to an acceptable level of pain tolerance.  April Morgan and I teamed up in the 12 Hour Duo Coed category under our team name, "The Bull and the Old Beast."  The weekend started off good with being pitted together with Danielle Musto and her crew from Grand Rapids, MI.  This year I managed to survive the LeMans Run by only stiff arming only one fellow competitor to put in a strong first lap tagging off to my duo teammate April(the Bull), in 3rd place overall.  We did battle for over half the race with another fast Duo from the Milwaukee, Leia & Marty along with the Barden's, Jen & Gary who eventually took 2nd, before gaining a good cushion going into the dusk & night laps.  A consistent pace of just flowing and limiting mistakes were the keys to our victory, plus having fun.  Surprisingly, we were fast enough to take 2nd overall even among the men's duo teams missing the overall by less than 6 minutes.  Thanks again to my amazing teammate April and race support from her husband Tom Tom!!!  

Thanks also to Gary Smits & Extreme Photography for all the Photos!

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