at my first road race this year everyone is all like: "oh wow, you are going to do a *road* race-- well, good luck" -- as if i was incapable of riding 50 miles. no, i'm not incapable. road races are just *boring*. thank god all that road mumbo jumbo is over, now, and the real racing season begins!
so because i placed 5th in the scratch race, that meant i got to do the combined A/B points race for 40 laps (instead of the combined B/C race for 20 laps).
so i informed studley of this and told him: "nole! we are racing together again! remember that time i beat you in an omnium?" this was when we had both first started racing. it was my 3rd track race ever, and his 1st. i like to remind nole of this every now and again, to keep it real.
let's review that night: july 18, 2007i beat nole in the omnium... two scratch races and the combined B/C points race. he beat me in the miss n out.
but this time, i got some more details from nole on how he remembers the evening.
"beth, you know what i remember the most about that race? it was the last sprint and someone comes around me in the last straight away and i think: 'daaaaamn, that's a big ass' as i was getting passed... and then i realized it was a chick."
i gave myself a side stitch from laughing so hard on this one. studley thinks i have a big ass.
so we line up for the 40 laps points race and in the roll out i am up front and nole starts heckling me... "beth enjoy it up there in front, cause this will be the last time you see it." and then after about 5 laps he starts heckling me again about my big ass. man, it's so on.
i am sad to report that studley beat me in that points race. (but i did beat kieran.)
next time, gadget. next time.