June 6, 2009 was the date of my first road race. I raced the Second Ascent Criterium. I had no idea what hold your line meant (sorry to the ladies in that race!), what a prime was, what the pit was, etc. I just knew I liked to ride and I wanted to win--and I had a shiny white Hagens Berman kit on--my first brand NEW kit. Despite my ignorance, I managed to ride safely on the front of the pack (I didn't know what drafting was either.) and I won, which fueled my excitement for road racing.
Today, May 25, 2010, less than a year later, I requested my upgrade to become a category 1. I was about 8 points away before I busted my collarbone and 4 weeks later, I made it!
This is a proud moment for me and I wanted to share.