The Mingo Road Race Series signals the beginning of Spring Road Racing in Southwestern PA.  This year Steel City Endurance is fielding both mens and women’s teams.  Pam Milavec, the newest member of the SCE women’s team write about the successful teamwork by the ladies in the first race of the season.

The weather was cold, blustery and rainy for the first race at Mingo Park on March 29, 2009. There was a decently sized women’s field of 11 rides, including 4 from SCE – Barb Grabowski, Patty George, Rachel Teodori and me. Barb and I were riding with the SCE team for the first time. The women’s race started slowly, with Barb taking an early pull on the front and no one wanting to get into the wind to replace her. The pace was slow, down to 11 mph at one point, on the gradual climb up to the two steep sections. Patty and I had fun attacking on the hills during a practice ride the week before and decided to give it a try. If nothing else, it would wake things up a bit! We attacked and went off the front, but it didn’t last long (lesson #1 – don’t try an attack when everyone is still very fresh!).

Read the rest of Pam’s Race Report on the Steel City Endurance Team Website