Thursday, July 10, 2008

You Say You Want A Revolution

Grandview Heights, OH - Standing along the barricades at the Vegas Crits last fall, I met Chris Roettger, a founding member of Team Revolution based out of St. Louis. She was there to root on teammate Carrie Cash-Wootten, who despite riding solo was out front on several occasions before tiring and coming home in 11th place.

Since that time, the "cycling education and advocacy group for women" has grown considerably.

From the team's website:
"In 2007 we went from two club members to 54. Our race team traveled 11 states to participate in 47 races. Team Revolution's roots are grounded in a passion for cycling, and the drive to create a resource and network for women to explore and discover what cycling is all about. We're taking a calculated risk to dream and to build. Being advocates for all aspects of cycling, for fitness and for women, we look forward to our challenge."
Through a bit of happenstance, I literally ran into Chris again as I rounded a corner along the route of the Germain.com Tour de Grandview held on June 28th and 29th. Rather than watch this time around, Chris was there to race, and more so, to "attack, attack, attack."

Over the weekend, that is exactly what the ladies from Team Revolution did. Bri Kovac led the way placing 5th and 2nd respectively, while Kendi Thomas finished 2nd during Saturday's criterium.

With riders like these, don't you know that this team is gonna be alright, alright.


Photos: Leonard Basobas (top to bottom: Chris Roettger; Bri Kovac; Chris leading Carrie Cash-Wootten; Carrie, Pam Loebig, and Chris; Kendi Thomas leading Bri; the ladies taking in the men's race; Chris)

2 comments:

sydney said...

Thx for the post. Pretty cool to have made Triple. :)

Granny's 30 said...

No worries Syndey, thx for following along.
L

Thursday, July 10, 2008

You Say You Want A Revolution

Grandview Heights, OH - Standing along the barricades at the Vegas Crits last fall, I met Chris Roettger, a founding member of Team Revolution based out of St. Louis. She was there to root on teammate Carrie Cash-Wootten, who despite riding solo was out front on several occasions before tiring and coming home in 11th place.

Since that time, the "cycling education and advocacy group for women" has grown considerably.

From the team's website:
"In 2007 we went from two club members to 54. Our race team traveled 11 states to participate in 47 races. Team Revolution's roots are grounded in a passion for cycling, and the drive to create a resource and network for women to explore and discover what cycling is all about. We're taking a calculated risk to dream and to build. Being advocates for all aspects of cycling, for fitness and for women, we look forward to our challenge."
Through a bit of happenstance, I literally ran into Chris again as I rounded a corner along the route of the Germain.com Tour de Grandview held on June 28th and 29th. Rather than watch this time around, Chris was there to race, and more so, to "attack, attack, attack."

Over the weekend, that is exactly what the ladies from Team Revolution did. Bri Kovac led the way placing 5th and 2nd respectively, while Kendi Thomas finished 2nd during Saturday's criterium.

With riders like these, don't you know that this team is gonna be alright, alright.


Photos: Leonard Basobas (top to bottom: Chris Roettger; Bri Kovac; Chris leading Carrie Cash-Wootten; Carrie, Pam Loebig, and Chris; Kendi Thomas leading Bri; the ladies taking in the men's race; Chris)

2 comments:

sydney said...

Thx for the post. Pretty cool to have made Triple. :)

Granny's 30 said...

No worries Syndey, thx for following along.
L