My New Years resolution was to race a bike. I’ve been going out to see bike races for several years and I have never stepped up and raced in one. I say it every year that this will be the year I ride a race. 2009 was that year. Today I raced in the Beginner’s race for the Grant Park Criterium. What an incredible experience. It was fun to ride and it was a fast (for me at least) race. I’m glad to have done it. Up next during Labor Day weekend will be my first century (100 miles) during the MACC One Love Century ride. I just have to ride a cyclocross race and my racing is complete for the year and maybe for a while since the twins are coming.