Jessi wrote this up for her personal blog, The Prinner Posts, and we couldn’t resist sharing it.
“For the second year in a row collegiate road nationals was to be set in Ogden, Utah, home of mountains and Mormons. I love travelling to many different places and seeing different ways of life, and the Salt Lake City area was certainly a cool one.
It took us three days to drive from Wichita Falls, TX, to Ogden due to a snow blockade on I-70 through a Colorado mountain pass. We were stuck up on the mountain for hours, not sure if we’d have to camp the night. Luckily we wouldn’t have to drink our own urine as the pass opened and we carefully drove down the mountain.
The first day of racing was going to be a challenging one for me, as I’d have to race two time trials in the course of three hours. Up first was the team time trial, a 30km, out-and-back course along Antelope Island, a mass of land in the middle of the Salt Lake peppered with herds of bison. In fact, we were all a bit concerned about bison wandering across the course. I don’t know about my teammates but I wasn’t stopping for anything, especially during my individual time trial. Continue reading