AR Natz Survivor

November 6, 2006

by Heather Kirkby

This past Friday & Saturday I raced in the Adventure Race Nationals down in Santa Barbara with my 2 teamates (Grant and Mark) that I met via the VB Yahoo group. I’m not going to sugar-coat this, it was an amazing experience but it hurt like [insert multiple bad words here].

Top 4 Highlights
1. Descending 4,000′ of singletrack at 3am
2. Watching the sunrise over the Santa Ynez Mtns
3. Running under the light of a full moon in a t-shirt
4. Surfing the Santa Barbara break in inflatable kayaks

Top 4 Lowlights
1. Pain (from a horrendous pace)
2. Pain (from 20k of climbing)
3. Pain (from sporting a chammy for 28.5 hours)
4. Pain (from not seeing a beer at the finish line)

As wrong as it is to wear a chammy for that long, I would not have wanted anything other than my beloved Hincapie down there. And that Sheila Moon bra? My friends, that’s the real deal. Endless breathability, no chafing.

OK, back to the couch and wine now.

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November 4-5

November 4, 2006

Sacramento Cyclocross Series #7-Granite Bay, CA
3rd, Ann Fitzsimmons, Women A/B
5th, Yvette Crockrell, Women C

US Gran Prix of Cyclocross-Xilinx Cup, CO
8th, Dee-Dee Winfield, Elite Women
11th, Sarah Kerlin, Elite Women
20th, Erin Kassoy, Elite Women
22nd, Anna Milkowski, Elite Women
26th, Stephanie White, Elite Women

Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross-McLaren Park, CA
9th, Andi Mackie, Elite Women
9th, Katrina Loera, Women B
2nd, Kathleen Bortolussi, Women 35+
5th, Betty Jordan, Women 35+
6th, Mary Hoover, Women 35+

US Gran Prix of Cyclocross-Boulder Cup, CO
9th, Dee-Dee Winfield, Elite Women
16th, Anna Milkowski, Elite Women
17th, Sarah Kerlin, Elite Women
25th, Erin Kassoy, Elite Women
27th, Stephanie White, Elite Women

October 28-29

November 1, 2006

Surf City Cyclocross Series #2-Spirit of Surf City, CA
3rd, Sarah Kerlin, Elite Women
7th, Andi Mackie, Elite Women
1st, Kathleen Bortolussi, Women 35+
5th, Amy Abele, Women 35+
6th, Betty Jordan, Women 35+
8th, Rebecca Dyas, Women C
11th, Susan Brown, Women C
2nd, Jeni Udall, Women B
3rd, Erika Donald, Women B
6th, Soni Andreini Poulsen, Women B

Beacon Cyclocross-2, NJ
1st, Dee-Dee Winfield, Elite Women
2nd, Melanie Swartz, Elite Women
4th, Anna Milkowski, Elite Women

Sacramento Cyclocross Series #6-Negro Bar, CA
4th, Yvette Crockrell, Women C

White Hill Middle School Cyclocross, CA
3rd, Erin Kassoy, Elite Women
8th, Ann Fitzsimmons, Elite Women

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