Sunday, October 28, 2012
LKHC Hwy 9 Time Trial
While at a stop light on Saratoga Avenue, a hot looking male cyclist pulled up next to me. I looked at him, he looked at me, and let's just leave it at that .... I parked at the lot at Skyline and Hwy 9 for this week's LKHC climb, a time trial beginning in Boulder Creek. I ran into, well not literally, Ron who had the same thought, to bike down Highway 9 to the start. Guess who I met after I registered inside the Rainbow's End cafe in Boulder Creek. The male cyclist from the intersection! I knew he looked familiar and sure enough, he's a regular LKHC.
Being one of the slower riders, I was set to go early in the lineup. Wait wait, I said, I'm formulating my game plan including topping off the mimosa.... The time trial involved 13 miles of flat and hill along Highway 9 from Boulder Creek to Saratoga Gap, the summit of Highway 9.
1. Catch Dan the Man who was running the course!
2. Beat the kid cyclists for once. Sad, I know.
3. Clock in under 90 minutes. Sigh.
4. Don't get distracted by hot male cyclists. That's a tough one.
5. Don't finish last.
Yeah, I'm bad. I met my goals. Yay. Sure, men and women passed me but it gave me a boost. I pushed myself and even got a surge towards the end, taking me across the finish line at 82 minutes. The other women's scores were smoking hot. We have another time trial next week with a steeper climb. I don't know my strategy yet but it's going to include having a swell time, like I had today. Thanks to all the volunteers who made today's event spectacular. Before I left, a fire truck pulled into the parking lot. Ah, one last dose of eye candy....