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!