The winds were howling just south of Iowa City for the second of the Iowa Spring Classic Series races. A continuous wind of 22 mph with almost constant gusts of 32 mph greeted the racers on Saturday. Not quite as many Pink women made the jaunt to the start line as the previous week for this very hilly race.
Why does it seem that the softest part of the course is always only up hill and against the strongest wind? Maybe it is Mother Nature's cruel sense of humor aimed at bicyclists! But you know it is windy when the cross winds about knock you and the bike over with a sudden chuckle.
Lee hopped aboard her newly customized cross bike and hung on to take second place. Yes, this year she actually beat a few other riders!
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