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A Win at the Santa Ynez Valley Classic

In an attempt to have some fun on a bike, I decided to try racing on the dirt. It worked. I entered, and won, the XC race (cat 3, of course) at the Santa Ynez Valley classic. It was cold, raining a bit, and windy. Lovely. The binder bolt on my bike broke 7 minutes before the start, so I borrowed a bike (and shoes) from JL who had just finished his race, and (in the rush) ended up racing with a non-breathable plastic rain jacket. Luckily the race was only 9.5 miles. The passing thing is a bit trickier on single track then, say, at Gila, but I worked it out quite nicely. Thanks to Melanie for the excellent advice.

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1 Successful Weekend Across the Country! — Women’s Bike Talk { 04.12.10 at 10:01 pm }

[…] In California, Ruth won the Dana Point TT in style. Meanwhile, Cara went and conquered her first mountain bike race in Santa Ynez, also taking home the W. In Arizona, Judy and Melanie went 1st and 2nd respectively […]

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