Date: September 13, 2015
Location: Morristown, NJ
Rider(s): Teresa DiSessa-Johnson, Sue Seyboldt, Andy Maher, Danielle Ferland, Nikki Ragonese, Alli McCabe, Jess Kutz, Bonni Schervone - Guest riders – Sheila Wall and Beth Fayant
The team had a wonderful 107 mile ride yesterday at the New Jersey Gran Fondo. We were decked out in our power tap kits and were excited to ride, compete and represent our wonderful sponsor. We really worked hard to motivate each other on the timed climbs and throughout the entire ride. Riding 107 miles is a huge undertaking and teamwork was really needed to make it through. We each hit a wall at different points, but the positivity of the team helped all of us to make it to the finish. A couple of the timed climbs were really brutal, especially the ones around miles 75 and 80. I think we all had to dig deep, physically and mentally to work through these and I believe that we really did. The team had a great time riding and meeting other riders and teams along the way. Our hard work paid off with a close second place in the team competition, less than a minute behind first. It was truly a rewarding experience and a great day of bonding for all of us.
Result: Second Place in the team Competition
Top Individual Riders – Andy 6th, Jess 7th, Teresa 11th, Nikki 15th