Amy Hermes Vail, CO, Coloradonewsroom@vaildaily.com

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October 26, 2008
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Great, great season cycling season for Eagle County

Once again I find myself reflecting on another season of cycling and racing with Team High Maintenance. THM has completed its sixth year, and I believe of all the years, was most successful in accomplishing the teams mission to introduce and encourage women to experience cross country mountain bike racing through team camaraderie, all the while nurturing a healthy spirit of competitiveness, but still keeping it fun.THM has grown through the years and this year supported 28 local women. One roster of 15 women competed in the local VRD Mountain Bike Race Series. This group of women comprised mostly of beginner and sport women, represented the team well. They showed up to races with enthusiasm, good attitudes and then shared plenty of post-race smiles! The 13 remaining women, including myself, raced in various races locally, regionally, and nationally. As always, this group of seasoned riders celebrated plenty of individual success, and continued to prove that High Maintenance Women are a force to be reckoned with on the bike. These ladies also participated in a Carbon Off Set program. This program, supported by Land Rover Roaring Fork, made donations to two conservancies according to each persons time spent on the bike.All of the women on THM have a heap of gratitude for our sponsors. We rely on these generous folks to not only keep the team looking notoriously good (thank you, Justin Martin), but to keep the wheels turning! Thanks to our title sponsor, Land Rover Roaring Fork, who weve created a partnership with that will undoubtedly grow. Thanks also to Laureen Hopkins Interior Design, Darby Architects, Aqua Logic, Vail Ski & Snowboard School, Howard Head, Irongate Financial Services, E-Town, Squirt Lube and the oh so important Moontime Cyclery! Youre all an integral part of THM and much appreciated! Amy Hermes Edwards


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