August 10, 2004 – This timely news/race report, featuring information dating back almost two months ago, should be helpful to anyone who just emerged from a century long cryogenic freeze.
July was a casual rest month. Basis women competed 16 days in July racing: the Fitchburg Classic in Fitchburg, MA (proud home of the “slinky” inventor), the Cascade Classic in Bend, OR (best Mexican food north and east of Redmond, OR) and “the International”, located in central Pennsylvania’s Altoona.
Basis women rode to victory in Cascade’s Twilight Criterium. Kate and Chrissy delivered Nicole to the line for first. “My teammates could have braked and I would have still won. I think I will try this next time.” Two days later, Chrissy took her second podium spot of the season, finishing third in the Old Mill Criterium.
Basis had strong rides at The International and Fitchburg with Kristin Johnson and Chrissy leading the team in the overall classification. “I bet if I flat Chrissy’s tire, I can beat her,” schemed an anonymous Basis teammate.
Special welcome to new team sponsor Ford Motor Company. For those unfamiliar with the company, they make matchbox cars for kids and other products I will have to look up.
Special thanks to Larry, Jenna, Barb and “Larry”, Sunnyside Sports, and our professional staff of Kate’s mom, Chrissy’s parents and Chrissy’s sister. “If the jersey fits (around your wrist) you are hired.”
Upcoming events include:
August 15: Manhattan Beach
August 22: US Criterium Championships
August 24-29: Estes Park Cycling Challenge
September 4-6: WCCC Atlanta 10 K
Thanks to all our team sponsors and supporters!