Tuesday, 1 July 2008

GDR Day Eleven

Jenn's in Silverthorne!!! (Does a little dance, sings a little song.) She had a tough day Monday, getting caught in a huge windstorm - but she did manage to have dinner with Geoff Roes, who ended his race yesterday. We'll post the call in when the podcast is up (if you have time DO listen to everyone, it's impressive, humbling and not a little emotional), but she commented that she doesn't think she'll have too much chance to see other riders from now on because there's a group behind her and a group in front and she's in the middle. WELL JUST RIDE FASTER WOMAN... and then you'll catch them up. See how easy it is when you're sitting home in front of a computer? Seriously, Jenn isn't that far behind Ranier and Carl and if her knee holds out and she can keep pace, to quote the update site, the women's record and the singlespeed record are in danger.

Jenn, you'll be happy to hear that Lorraine and I are currently having a virtual sob fest via email. Oh we're gonna make you pay for this.....



Gordon Hopkins said...

I want to say a big thank you to all at Minx-Girl for the tremendous support you are giving to Jenn. As well as following all the "official" reports on the GDR it is great to read all the extra messages of support from this side of the ocean.
We are all certainly immensly proud of her seeing the way she is steadily putting back the miles (and the cake, no doubt) and look forward to a great welcome home for her.

Who am I? - Jenn's Dad of course.

Keep up the good work.


Minx said...

Oh great, now I'm going to cry again... Welcome Gordon, this makes you an honorary Minx girl now!

Anonymous said...

Quick! Send him a skort! ;o)


Anonymous said...

he he and some socks with flowers on ;-)

GO Jenn GOOOOOOO. Catch those boys up and show them what your made of.


Tom said...

Well, I don't even really 'know' Jenn but have been honoured to have been lapped by her (multiple times) at Dusk 'til Dawn in the past :)

I guess for me it's being able to show that there are other MTBers/cyclists out there following the race and wishing Jenn all the best.

Following the updates is addictive!

I can't imagine what you're going through and what depths of energy (and spirit) reserves you're having to dig into. Every ride I'm doing currently (training for TransWales) I'm pushing the odd harder gear, here and there, in sympathy.

Allez, allez, allez!