Monday, October 20, 2008
Rolling Thunder - Frykman Stands Alone
In a crazy ladies, race Frykman stands alone. When you've only raced cyclocross 2 times and in your 3rd race you win the biggest ladies cross race in Montana you've gotta be feeling good. Amy Frykman won the ladies race and the Kona Major Jake frame/fork. She did it by confident, steady riding. In only her 3rd cyclocross race ever Amy started steady in the top 5 and slowly moved her way up. The first part of the race was dominated by super fast Lisa Curry. She took the hole shot and didn't look back. An untimely flat took her out of contention. Curry battled back to claim her 3rd place and make it 3/3 in Rolling Thunder podiums. For several laps Erika Krumpleman pushed Frykman but the strong Team Delphine rider held her off to take her first cyclocross victory. The rest of the top ten looked like a who's who of ladies cross in MT. 10th was Frykman's teammate Patricia Dowd who rode brilliantly in her cross debut. 9th was ever present Michelle Richardson who looked strong. 8th was Wednesday night all star Megan Slivka, who started off super well. 7th was Julianne "Julie" (thanks Julie), from Muleterro. 6th was Tracy Thomas, who was a surpise entrant but looked great almost climbing on top of the podium. Missoulian Rhea Fuller took 5th on an mtb and was super smooth through the techy sections. 4th was Laurel Douglas Douglas who along with Frykman I thought had one of the rides of the race. She didn't let anything effect her as she climbed into 4th and held it all race long. Ladies thank you for the excellent racing. I had a great time watching as did everyone else. Congrats to Amy Frykman and all the other ladies!