On Your Mark Cycling
My husband and I recently joined the On Your Mark cycling club. The club was started by USA cycling coach Matt GoForth. Matt recently opened a bike shop in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - the On Your Mark Performance Center. The club's uniforms just arrived a few weeks ago - WOO-HOO! On Sunday, October 12th, my husband and I participated in a 16K time trial race. The race, which is part of the West Palm Beach Race Series, took place in Belle Glade, Florida.
Our friend, and fellow On Your Mark team member Charlie Lockerson, also participated in the race. The video shown below was supposed to be a still photo of the time trial race. Somehow the camera got switched to video mode. Oh well, we still look cool in our new On Your Mark racing kits. That's me, the Bike Diva, on the left next to my husband, Rob, and Charlie.
The race started at 7:30 AM, but registration began in the wee hours of the morning, at 6:45. We arrived in the pitch black, prior to day break, at 6:30 AM. The mosquitoes were out in full force. We were practically eaten alive as we were waiting in line to turn in our paperwork and get our race numbers painted onto our right calves. Later in the day, when race director Mike Purdy was reading the race results, he asked for a show of hands as to how many of us gave a pint of blood before the race start - HA-HA!!!
I've Got Bling
Although my time remained the same as my last 16K race, I managed to win 4th place in my age group. That probably means there were only 4 girls in my age group, but I'll take the medal anyhow! Charlie also won 4th place in his age group, but there were 9 guys in his age group, pretty cool. We got Charlie interested in the time trial races a few months ago. This was his very first medal - CONGRATULATIONS! Now he has a medal to take home to his wife so maybe now he can justify his wanting a new time trial bike!?!
Bike Diva Sponsors
I'd like to give a shout out to some of my sponsors. Here's what equipment and supplies I was using at the race:
Action Wipes - to clean up and cool down after the race
Rudy Project - Syton supercomp time trial helmet
Sock Guy - aero booties
Tech Sox - lite sport sox
Nuun - citrus ginger hydration tablets in my water bottle to drink on the way to the race
Motor Tabs - fruit punch electrolyte tablets to drink immediately before and during the race
Fluid - recovery drink for after the race
Freestyle - Solstice watch worn to the race to make sure I got there on time
Our next time trial race takes place on Sunday, November 2nd. This will be our last time trial race of the season. A listing of all my cycling and running events can be found on my SponsorHouse profile page.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva