Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mama Wins Again - Pumpkinman Victory

Rider Mama just won the F40-44 age group of the PumpkinMan sprint distance triathlon in Las Vegas, placing 11th out of 186 women overall.  The race was festive preceding Halloween and included racers from many collegiate club teams including Stanford, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, BYU, the Univ. of Arizona, Arizona State Univ. and others.  The Hoover Dam towered over one end of Lake Mead where the picturesque 750m lake swim was held.  And the 300m elevation gain over the 20km bike leg gave Mama a decisive advantage after a summer training on the bike for the Haute Route Alps.

 Most of all, Mama appears to have inspired the next generation of Ranch racers who look not too much unlike herself...