Year 8 CCG in the books

This is going to be a long one – we each are going to write our own blog for CCG

It’s hard to believe a week ago today I was sitting down to get my annual mani with MaryBeth up in Hopkinton. This marks 4years! And every year I do a little something different

This year I’d have to say was by far the best year for CCG. There definitely people missing, there were new people on the team, and we had some veterans come back. But the part that made it the best was exactly what others were saying, people came together more. Especially on TVR! (Makes me that much more excited for the years to come).

Our bright new blue kits popped! thanks Stephen and Carolyn from Primal custom! You sure came through with Michael’s vision and were by far the easiest custom team to work with! Not to mention your giveback program. And thanks to Paige for coming through with our team T-shirt and color choice Bc we popped on the ferry too! (They always take our picture first which means half the team isn’t there yet!)

Another thank you to Pallas and the massage team, especially my girl Cherie! Spoiling me from head to toe and bringing your cups! Love me my suction marks 🙂

Saturday was incredibly hot, even at 450am when it was time to head to BCBS. We all were hanging out in the VIP area and coming together which was the start of why the weekend was just so amazing. It was for sure reunion! (I hope the start is at the same next year).

Opening ceremonies etc we complete and we were the 3rd team to pedal out… about 10 pedals in and I started having shifting problems. Thankfully we have a bike mechanic/bike shop owner on our team! Jon pulled over, we fixed my bike, and caught back up to the group and off we went. I knew with the heat though my left calf was going to give me a hard time. Creeping in at almost 100 degrees at mile 28 I knew i wasn’t going to make it. Chris was pedaling back with me but the heat was sucking all the hydration out of me and the calf knee it was over. I hydrated all week, and was sucking down fluids every few minutes or so, but having a real medical condition no hydration will help. At the lunch stop (mike 37) I made the first smart decision I’ve ever made on a ride and hopped in the Jeep with MaryBeth straight to the last rest stop. Sucked so much doing this but I wasn’t going to hold the team back and was going to keep my leg!

When MB and I got to the last rest stop no one was there volunteering so MB and I took over! I had to warm up before the crew reached me so I pedaled the parking lot over and over and over… to hit almost 4 miles. I pulled the team into the MMA with my fresh legs! Mom and dad were waiting, as always!

Sunday I woke up feeling great and knew the hills would be tough but I would be able to handle the day. But I was also going to play it mile by mile. We will keep out the tears, from rest stop 1-2, and then straight to lunch at mile 42. I was feeling good. Wasn’t sure if I was going to continue if I rode alone, but the crew stepped up and held onto me. We rode our ride! I am so thankful for the group I ride with. We added on this year, and were missing Jeremy, but these 3 are my rock. We became a solid crew last year, and it’s just known that we stick together. Love them!

Dayle and I completed state 4! 46 to go!

has to have Lany in our clink pic!

Here are photos from the weekend won’t bore you with any more, more so I am still lost with words from the weekend being it was the best one to date!

Thank you HDI for a second year!!

Ohio is next the first weekend in August!

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