Monday 29 December 2008

2008 - Recap

The Chris Hoys

Keeping my second cat road racing licence

Being able to do a women's race every week at Crystal Palace

Winning prize money for a team series race and a track omnium all in one weekend !

Getting a trophy and various goodies for being 3rd placed woman and Lanterne Rouge at the same time in the Vaujany cyclo sportive - all with a police escort for the last 50km !

Getting to be a podium girl at the Giro di Sardegna cyclosportive

Watching Nicole Cooke get gold at the Olympics

My London to Paris bike ride - watching the Arc de Triomphe emerge above me in the autumn evening sun as I rolled in to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The friendly and exceptionally well organised Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford

Having a whale of a time ski-ing at Val d'Isere

The beautiful views of the mountains from my bedroom window at Le Bourg d'Oisans during La Marmotte week.

The Shanaze Reades

Breaking my rear mech at Lydden Hill cyclo cross just when I was in second place

Missing the start of a cyclosportive at Ruthin and riding the whole 80miles all on my own.

Regularly being the first one out in every "Devil take the hindmost" track race

The Southeast champs for both cyclo cross and road - setting off way too fast at the start, blowing up soon after and spending the rest of the race going backwards

Watching Shanaze Reade crash out in the final at the Olympics

Getting that dreaded cold twice this winter !!

Missing too many track races due to rain

Falling just short of a podium place a bit too often in the women's cyclo cross races !

At least the good bits outweigh the not so good bits - so the year wasn't so bad after all.

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