Happy Easter and April fools! Im looking forward to my first race with the Pro women this weekend for the first race on the Pro Road Tour (PRT). The past few weeks have been beautiful weather and I've been able to get some good rides in the past few weekends.  This week I will be getting ready for the Sunny King Criterium (2018) and so I got in my last dig this weekend with a fun ride with the guys and Pursuit Cycling,  before prepping this week for the race weekend.  Lots of water, rest, vitamins, *try* to stay stress free, recover, NO alcohol, and organizing for the race weekend.  Of course, prepping my bike and making sure any kinks are worked out at the Trek Store Mobile, AL before the weekend.....

 I am always looking forward to the hype of sunny king, but being the first race on the PRT means the vibe is hype and everyone is amped which can mean CRASHES.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about this race.  Lining up next to some of the strongest women in the country with more experience I could ever imagine is intimidating.... Last year, there were roughly 4 crashes in the women's Pro race and I avoided all but the last which essentially wiped me out of the race.  It was unexpected, being the SECOND crash up the climb where someone lost their wheel and boom!  It will be extra important this race to move up and ride in a good position throughout the race.  This may mean that I expend more energy than I want, but for now, this is my plan.  The draft isn't worth the crash at this early in the season.  Hopefully, I can post again about some race day prep ideas!