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Becoming a fan of Mara Abbott, a sister
Last Post 05/03/2014 09:52 AM by inferno 7. 4 Replies.
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79pmooney

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04/30/2014 11:59 PM
A climbing sister, that is.  Much, much better than I ever was or could have been, but a sister nevertheless.

Saw this photo of her winning the 1st Gila stage today. 

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/04/gallery/gallery-2014-silver-city-tour-gila-stage-1_325858

Retouch that photo a little, get a beard in there, doctor the bike up to a 59 and that 's me!  Me doing what I love, blasting up hill, out of the saddle.  (Yeah, my legs are a little skinnier.  I wish...)

Started appreciating her after reading her blog on racing in El Salvador this winter.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/mara-abbott/trusting-in-el-salvador

Go Mara!

Ben
Inferno7

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05/01/2014 12:21 PM
Ya she rox.
Orange Crush

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05/01/2014 08:22 PM
Picture Mara Abbott with a beard?

I think not, I value both my sanity and imagination
ChinookPass

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05/02/2014 08:35 AM
There's a lot about Ms. Abbott to admire. She must really love to ride too because she left the sport and came back. There were a lot of reasons but one that she talked about was pondering the social usefulness of bike racing. She made peace with that and came back to the sport that she is quite good at playing.
Inferno7

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05/03/2014 09:52 AM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/mara-abbott/grateful-for-redlands
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