Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Just Cool Race Photos

Thanks to Kirschen Seah, most awesome photographer! Your Roving Race Reporter, Luann

Pink Places at Big Pig

With bike racing season winding down, VeloRosa teammate Heather set off for her first half Ironman distance triathlon.  On August 19, she ventured out to test her mettle at 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a half marathon run.   In her usually calm manner, she set her goal to just complete the first one and ended up on the podium earning an awesome beer mug.  She completed the grueling race in 5:37:47 for 4th place in the 25-29 age group.

Note the rocking pink socks!

KPav (Kristin) took the slightly easier route and entered the women's team competition. 
They rocked the course in 5:22:08 to finish in 2nd place in the women's team division.

It was great to see the Pink Gals rocking the long distance triathlon.

Your Roving Race Reporter,

Below is Heather with her brother Rob in the yellow cap (TOMRAV pink guest rider) and as she shows off her medal and mug.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Race Like a Girl

Race Like a Girl was formed to give women a chance to experience racing without entering a large, weekend event.  On the third Thursday of each  summer month, various races are held at Union Park in Des Moines.  The women's races are usually split into A and B groups with the women choosing which group to race.

It was great to see the VeloRosa women showing up each time to race.  A few of the regulars showed up almost each race but new women came out to give it a try.  It is always such a good mix of long-time member and newcomers. 

We were also graced with the MCing of Dave and Jason whom both rocked the park!

As the following photos show, a good time is always to be had at RLG!!!

Your Very-Proud-to-be-Pink Roving Race Reporter,


Pink Rules Beverly Park Mtn Race

Kim and Joann took to the mud
of the single track to race in the coolness of the woods in July at Beverly Park.  Both ladies worked hard to fend off the competition.

Kim competed in the women's expert division and took 2nd place (yes I know the photo does not show this but USA Cycling has her as second).
Joann placed second in the sport division.  For those not familiar with mountain biking  Kim raced the most competitive division and Joann in the second.  The third category is the novice division.

Joann's other half Joe finished 2nd in the men's sport 45+ division.

It is good to see folks donning the pink kits and racing the summer away!

Your Roving Race Reporter, Luann