San Dimas Stage Race
by Suzanne Sonye
I decided to start this race in 2012 for the first time ever! I had been support for this race many times and when I was a professional it was never on my schedule, so at 49 I decided to give it a go! It was a disaster for me for various reasons. The weather was horrible, the results got sooooo messed up it was beyond stressful, not to mention all the world class ladies out racing pre-Olympics who were fired up. Starting in the pouring, freezing rain, I didn’t make one lap with the group, but I was able to make time cut. Then I got shelled in the crit 3 laps into the race. Needless to say, my ego took a huge hit as that’s my thing, even at my advancing age.