Well, I decided to just see what I could do, knowing it would not be easy. So I set off in the highest gear I could get and just started spinning. I was able to stay with the lead women and bring home the gold in my age group. Despite the major mechanical, I averaged almost 22 mph. However, my legs were exhausted. My average cadence was 97 with a high of 122. I am not typically a fast spinner as my cadence in generally around 82 so this was a lot faster than I am used to. However, it forced me to work on increasing my cadence, so it all worked out. The next morning it was low 50’s and rain for the time trials. The first TT began at 8 am and with the course having roundabouts, it provided a little more of a challenge. Unlike the road bike, the TT bike worked perfectly and I was able to capture first in both time trials but given the weather, I did a wardrobe change between the TT races. I am certain that I sported every piece of Sorella gear I had over the course of the two days. All in all, everything turned out well as I ultimately brought home 3 golds. Irrespective of the mechanical issues and the weather, it was still nice to get out and compete and meet up with other women you haven’t competed against in awhile. Already looking forward to going back next year.