We caught up with Sunny as she was heading to bed to ask her about the Day 1 competition and to get her take on which socks she might wear tomorrow.
Partly Cloudy: Were you blown away by the competition today?
Sunny: I was certainly blown away at the competition. During my warm-up in the Feedback Sports Tent, I periodically had to grab the tent pole overhead to keep it from flying away.
Partly Cloudy: So, your height was an asset during the warm-up. How about when
it came to staying out of the wind during the race?
Sunny: Everybody had to race in the same conditions. The wind was a factor, and the chill, as well. After the heat at the Trek Cup races, it was a pleasure to get to wear my Craft longsleeve Van Dessel race kit. And, my height (and leg length) did help on the Belgian Stairs!
Partly Cloudy: Uh-huh. It seemed like you may have bobbled your remount at the top of one set. What was that all about?
Sunny: I thought the saddle was lower? ;-)
Partly Cloudy: What about "The Flume"? Did you get air on any of the tabletops?
Sunny: Not during the race. I eased the FTB over one in practice, but the wind would have knocked me right over during the race.
Partly Cloudy: How did the race wind up for you?
Sunny: Punny. A solid, but solo sixth. Once I lost the front pack after a bobble just before a headwind section on lap 2, it was chase, chase, chase, but no catch.
Partly Cloudy: What are you thinking for tomorrow? 2 Timing Guys socks?
Sunny: We'll just have to see.
Partly Cloudy: The suspense will keep us up all night.