Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Trip to the Races

Crossing the finish line of the 5K Time Trial at the Hall of Fame Senior Olympics, Canton, OH

'Killer Karol' handing out the medals after the races. I took them all in the women's 65-70 year age group. Ah, but I was only racing against Me, Myself and I !! Friends from the bike club are looking on behind me.

What fun it was to enter the Senior Olympics! My first attempt at racing my bicycle. Bud Scott has been after me to come on out and try it, but every year in June when this event has been scheduled in my area I've been out of town. Usually on a Ride the Rockies or Bicycle Tour of Colorado trip. But this year I was here. So I did the 5K and 10K Time Trial and the 10K and 20K Road Race. We started at Marlington High School and sped on down Beeson, then Marlboro, Rt 619, and Freshly back to Beeson. Twice that route for the 40K. The 10K TT was just to Marlboro Rd and back, the 5K along the road beside the school. Can't remember the name of that street! Lots of Stark County Bike Club members were there too. If I were in town for the National qualifying race I would participate. I had a great time. Took home four gold metals! wow.