Tuesday, June 24, 2008


That's my new nickname after tonight's Madison. Some Assos rep came up to Miranda and I and told us nice job Quadzilla. It's okay to laugh. ;) I have no idea what he's talking about.

Seriously though - Veloforma is off to a kick ass start. Miranda and I rocked the house with a Madison Pursuit time of 4:33, and then placed second in the Madison. Not bad for our first hand slinging contests. We recognized some weaknesses and some areas to work on - and honed it for tonight.

The coolest thing about this whole six day experience is being part of the first all women 6-Day of our time. We're adding to the history books! A quick google search revealed we are WAY behind the times though. The first women's 6-day was held January 6, 1896 at Madison Square Garden. And check this title out, " Women Better Than Men from the New York Times circa 1909. I will admit, the other google results included Bahama 6-day cruises, 6-day sales and travel adventures. But soon we'll be part of the Women's 6-day search.

Tonight we had a 10 lap scratch race, win and out and 20 minute Madison. Our goal: obtain as many points as possible on other teams and try to lap the field if possible. Our mission = accomplished. With a convincing win in the scratch race, 2nd and 4th in the Win and Out and then lapping the field in the Madison - we are sitting really good for the week.

I swear though - the madison is the coolest bike race I have ever done and I'm addicted. Talk about a test of skill, endurance, athletics, upper body strength, suffering - jubilation, all rolled into one race! Why didn't I do one of these before?

My next goal - get as many women involved with the Madison as possible up at Marymoor. They have no idea what they're missing!


gofastturnleft said...

The preferred nomenclature is hand-HOLDING contest.

Congrats on all your recent success. You're really tearing it up out there! I can't wait for you to get back to Seattle so we can race together. It's been way too long.

jillita said...

That is the best nickname yet! We're all living vicariously through your glamourous jet-setting life. ;) Thanks for sharing the fun!