Specialized Women's new full suspension 29er, the Rumor
The ladies of the launch getting excited to ride the roller coaster
Specialized rolling out the red carpet for team camp, lockers and towels with our names
Specialized made the biggest cow bell in existence for Sea Otter
I also raced in the short track and cross country at Sea Otter. Racing wise, I didn't have my best weekend at all. The racing was punctuated with some bad luck and mistimed efforts. In the short track, I got caught behind a bottle neck at the start even though I was fifth wheel, which forced me to run up the first climb. Running is never a good thing in a twenty minute race. I spent the entire race playing catch up, but I did catch up to eight place. The cross country was along the same lines. I was in poor position off the front group but chasing back on with a great chase group. Then, I crashed into some bushes, and I was the most dusty I have ever been. I looked like a hoover vacuum sprayed me. I lost the chasers, and I tried to catch back on to no avail and ended up ninth in a stacked field.
Onwards and upwards to the first world cups in Europe. I leave on Thursday for a warm up race next weekend in Apeldoorn, Holland. Here we go 2013 season! Yes!