I took my Specialized S-Works Amira to ride in the Parc National de la Mauricie, my favorite place to ride in all of Québec, on Friday and Saturday. I packed up the bike yet again, and headed back westbound on the Québec Highway #40 towards Montréal.
Today is Sunday and the sun is out shining in full force. A perfect day for a sponsor ride with my Juvéderm-Specialized-Mazda teammates. A big crowd came out to ride about 50km in St. Eustache, Québec. It was great to see my teammates once again, especially MoJo and Mary who live far away (Vancouver and Boston respectively). Riding with many of the people who make our team possible was a real treat.
Cycling is a team sport, and contribution from each member is imperative to the team's success. Only one girl can cross the finish line first, and we all put our efforts toward supporting whichever individual that may be for any given race. As much as we need a full team on the road, the team off of the road is just as important. A cycling team cannot exist without strong backing from sponsors. Race material, transportation, registration, publicity, mechanics, team directors, soigneurs...the list goes on, do not come free.
Thank you, sincerely, to our sponsors for giving Juvéderm-Specialized-Mazda the opportunity to show our colours at a level and to an extent that we can all be proud of. You're all a part of the team, just as much as those of us who are kitted up in blue, red, and white out on the road countless times over the summer.