Conte's acted like a NASCAR pit crew, changing the flat and getting me back in action in no time. By the time I was back in action, Robin had taken a sizable lead over our "compu-competitors", all but deflating the two guys who were trying in vain to keep up. We didn't look so faux pro yet since we were awaiting delivery of our 2010 kits ... I think we surprised them.
While Robin and I were killing ourselves to move those tiny bike characters across the screen, Alaina and Sarah were en route from NJ/PA. They arrived at Casa de Meidhof shortly after our computrainer win ... but Grizzly wouldn't let any of us even THINK about peeking at the kits until the rest of the team was there. Give a girl a little power and she uses it like there's no tomorrow. FINALLY, JenCheng, Goat and Chicken showed up for dinner. We decided on sushi and ordered enough to feed a small army. Or just enough to feed 8 cyclists. Either way.
FINALLY, the kits were unveiled. And all I can say is WOW. We had some surprises with the kits - suffice it to say that we'll all have a little mojo with us every time we put the kit on and lululemon makes an awesome pony-tail hat thats perfect under your helmet (and happens to have a color to match our kits!).
We donned our kits and took a few pics for posterity ... unfortunately, Mitch was out of town and so missed out on the kits, the sushi and the fun. Merdhot was kind enough to tolerate the chick-fest and even offer to take pics. Wait a second - that doesn't sound right. I mean that in the most innocuous way !
Without further ado - hereyago ....
Thankfully, Sunday was a gorgeous day for a ride - our first outdoor team venture in at least a month. We set out at a nice, civilized pace ... we wanted to make sure we were going just the right pace to be fast, but not so fast that our new look couldn't be appreciated. Thanks to Merdhot and a few of his fellow DC Velo teammates for letting us tag along for a portion of their ride ... oh and double thanks to Jason for setting Robin's shifting right and trying (in vain) to fix my shifting and chain issues. There was no saving that chain and Conte's hooked me right up when we visited after the ride. I didn't realize how annoying it must've been to everyone riding with me until I got a new chain and adjustment ... it's a whole new world !