Red Hook Crit Milano No. 8 is tomorrow!! It's all starting to feel real, the track day today was a blast and so glad I got out of bed to ride it. Feeling about 90% today and hoping for 110% tomorrow. I'm not just riding for myself. The stickers on my bike remind me that.
I am racing for my city: Ottawa, ON, Canada. I am one of 2 Canadian women lining up tomorrow, and the only rider from Ottawa. Our city isn't known for its fixed gear scene but @aerosaur has done a damn good job at putting it on the map in just 2 years. If it wasn't for them I would still be racing triathlon and finishing mid-pack 😝.
I am racing for the amazing sponsors who have made this race possible: @joemammacycles who have gone above and beyond in their support of this goal, @abus_cycling keeping me safe on raceday, @merakiway keeping my drivetrain fly, @hexagoncycles and @ottawabma for the financial support.
I am racing for every person out there who is afraid to compete in a sport they love because they fear discrimination. Tomorrow I want to show them that yes #youcanplay .
I am racing for every trans-athlete showing the world that we can compete, and we should be allowed to compete.
And lastly. I am racing for myself. I want this. I want to leave everything on that track tomorrow. I want to experience my first, addicting taste of Red Hook. .
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