August 3, 2012

Back racing and loving it

Hey guess what, I'm back racing! Last weekend was my first race back with the team since breaking my collarbone 6 weeks ago at Nature Valley. It is so great to be back with teammates and getting some racing into my legs. My teammate Jade pulled off an impressive 2nd place in Grand Rapids, and we dominated the smaller Sammy's St.Charles Prairie state crit the next day. Jade lapped the field, Lex beat out her breakaway partner, and I won the field sprint for 4th with a lead out from our director Rachel and Jade. Pretty fun times. Jade and Lex also won a corn cob along with their podium flowers, there are a lot of corn fields in the Illinois area.

We took a day off in between racing to enjoy Chicago! Highlights include:

an architectural boat tour right through downtown Chicago,

 A visit to the Cloud gate sculpture,

Eating deep dish Chicago pizza,

Watching a Cubs game,

And a drive through the Batman tunnel! 
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Overall, quite a wonderful day spent with teammates!


I'm now at the Tour of Elk Grove. Racing starts today with a prologue, a crit on Saturday and circuit race on Sunday. I have my work cut out for me as last years defending champion where it came down to an exhilarating finish (recap here). Optum is looking to defend the title, so the other teams better watch out!


  1. Super nouvelle Leah ! Tu n'as plus de douleur dutout à la clavicule ? Rassure moi... Et bon retour sur le circuit !

  2. Il y a un peu de douleur de muscles, mais ce n'est pas trop pire! J'espere que tu guerir rapidement!