Nature Valley Race report

June 23, 2006 · Print This Article

By Jane Ziegler

Nature Valley was just plain windy. Everyday it was
windy. On one of the road races, there was a dirt
road section for about 2 miles. All sorts of riders
were getting flat tires, but our Schwalbe tires held
up great. No flat tires here.

We absolutely wouldn’t have been able to survive the
week without our mechanic, driver, team manager,
everything man…John Coleman. He was in such good
spirits all week and his enthusiasm never died. He
helped us with anything and everything.

All of the stages in Nature Valley were tough. It is
definitely the hardest stage race on the NRC calendar,
besides Toona. The racers don’t go there to fluff
around, nor do they go easy during any parts of the

The Minnesota Bellas also came out to help us. They
were also very supportive and positive people to be
around. During the crit, I think there was a Bella on
every straight away and every corner because not once
did , “Go Velo Bella,” ever die down. Thanks guys!

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