You guys can you believe it's Friday already? Bad Kat here to report and if I don't get this race report out soon it will get lost in this weekends racing. Saturday was Grandview Grand Prix a Women's Category 123, 20 mile criterium race, part of the Pennsylvania BAR series. The
race is a technical course located in
a shady neighborhood in Grandview . Lancaster, Pennsylvania
I'm partial to this race since I live in the neighborhood. For me it's like being a kid, riding over to "Sally's" house where everyone hangs out and getting the bright idea to race around the block with everyone. The fact that I get to do this in my neighborhood as an adult is just well, awesome.
We had a nice team ready for the race with BChan and Little D. The course was shortened slightly and run backwards than previous years. This made the backside mostly downhill with a bunch of corners. The finish was slightly uphill with enough but not too much real estate from the final corner.
Little D and BChan helped make sure the race stayed together. Near the end BChan joined Little D near the front while I tried to get in good position for that final corner and sprint. Things got a little chaotic for a moment on the back side during the final lap. Everyone else was trying to do the same thing to get in good position for the sprint. I did my best but looking back 5th wheel into the final corner was probably too far back. I was happy I could round out the podium for the team with 3rd.
Team results for the day Kathleen Wulfkuhle 3rd, Rebecca Chan 7th, Diedre Ribbens 9th.
Big shout out to Rudy Project for keeping our eyes covered on and off the race course. It seems like every race we get complements on our matching bright green sunglasses.