Sunday, September 11, 2011

Whistler Fondo

It was a beautiful day to ride up to Whistler on Saturday.  And for Claire and Jenny it was a wonderful way to  cap strong road seasons.  Jenny attacked late in the Women's Giro race to forge ahead solo and win by almost a minute.  Claire sprinted home behind her to handily win the (greatly reduced) field sprint and they took the top two spots in the hardest road race course in BC.  Awesome.

Aside from Claire and extended family Jenny, Mighty was well represented in the Fondo with our charity team captained by Joe Fiorante that also consisted of Bill, Andrew, Dave, Connie, May, Meshkat and Mark.  They raised $6000 for Project Somos and all rode well on Saturday.  Unfortunately Mark had a bit of a mishap going into the finish but X-rays showed nothing serious and beer was instantly applied to ease his pain.  Ian and Darrel were also out in Mighty colours for a great team showing.  (I really hope I didn't miss anyone but there were over 7000 people out on Saturday!)

Saturday was a great way to cap off a long, hard road season.  Seeing the Mighty women on the podium and the charity team having so much fun for a good cause was very satisfying.  Not every rider on Mighty did the Whistler Fondo on Saturday (some are already distracted by that silly Cylcocross-dressing) but I feel every person in the Mighty Family has helped contribute to those women standing on the podium and our club showing they are amongst the best in BC.  Just remember that as we go into the off season of hard training rides in ugly weather...

Jenny and Claire lifting some big ass cheques...

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