Date: May 10th, 2015
Race: Bear Mountain Classic Road Race
Location: Lake Welch, Harriman State Park. Stoney Point,NY
Rider(s): Nikki Ragonese, Andy Maher
It was beautiful morning in Harriman for racing up some big hills. Andy’s race started first. She battled the other 35+ women on the hills for 42 miles and managed to get herself into a break away with a group of strong women. She finished in a fantastic 4th place in her field.
My race started shortly after. The cat 4 field was relatively large for this race, probably due to the fact that this race was also the NY State Championship. The first big hill which started about 2.5 miles in, started to put me into the pain zone, but I kept pushing myself on. The race blew up quickly and I worked together with a small group of women for half of the first lap and all of the second lap. After the first lap my legs started feeling good and we shed a couple of riders from the group. I felt like I finished feeling good and strong on this challenging, but beautiful and fun course.
Andy Maher-4th place