Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels Racing launched in Houston TX a few weeks back. It was a crazy fun week of getting to know new team mates, dialing in equipment, training, riding for photo and video shoots, and riding for fun! We got to meet sponsors and the supporting community at our team lunch and spread the word about our 501(c)(3) a development of Pure Energy Velo, who’s mission is to build community health and awareness through cycling.
We then drove across the big state of TX then AZ to get to CA where we have spent the last two weeks racing and training, first competing in the San Dimas Stage race (Race report can be found here at Cycling Illustrated), and then riding many hours on the beautiful roads of CA in prep for Redlands Cycling Classic. The race kicked off Wednesday with the Highland Circuit race, a hell of a hill on one side and a technical crit style course on the other. Today was the Time Trial at Big Bear Lake, a 7.65 mile roller coster ride. The hardest part of this stage for me was the drive up and down the 48 mile twisty mountain roads, my world was spinning.
The next few days consist of the return of the famous Yucaipa road race, with three grueling circuits and then a 6 mile climb to the Finish at Oak Glen Village, this will be a very decisive race and could be a big shake up to the GC.
Saturday brings the race into downtown Redlands for a fast technical crit, my personal favorite. This 60 minute race highlights the bike classic in the community. Spectators are able to get up close and will experience the high speeds and aggressive racing. We hope to see all the kids we visited the past two weeks at school visits come out and race in the kids race as well.
Last but not least on Sunday, the Sunset Road Race, a 68.3 mile race that is ripped apart at the seams in the “neutral” start. If a racer manages to survive this, they enter onto a fast technical circuit where a small select group will then descend back into downtown and finish on the same crit course as the day before and the over all winer will be determined.
Both the Crit and Sunset will be live streamed, so tune in on Saturday and Sunday to watch the action play out. All race times and info can be found here.
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