JOE MARTIN STAGE RACE: a 4th grade level poem
By, Beth Hernandez
joe martin stage race is in arkansas
team colavita was excited to race — hurrah!
the race organizers – they are quite rad
making the best race goodie bag i’ve ever had.
fayetteville is a cool town and worth a visit
but this race report is due, so let me get to it!
stage 1: a hill climb, oh great!
up devil’s den would be our fate.
up up it went, oh so steep!
those cheeseburgers, why did i eat?
world champ stripes would take the prize
linda villumsen does have very powerful thighs.
our team faired pretty well,
katie, whittney were top ten, in a nutshell.
stage 2: a road race.
that my friends is more my pace.
all of the attacks – we were there,
but real separation did not fare.
UHC kept the field in check
setting up for the field sprint and collecting the paycheck.
coryn rivera oh so fast
not one could surpass.
stage 3: another road event
from kilometer zero, there i went.
that was brought back, to my dismay
those early attacks were kept at bay.
then, on the hill whitney attacked
DNA, Tibco all backed
for a lap UHC set pace
with the gap at 2:40 began the chase
a field split happened on the hill
this could be the race, depending on the lead group’s will.
the race favorite, stuck in group two
but no cooperation ahead and so the pack knew
a field sprint loomed as the kilometers ticked down
and rivera again would wow the town.
stage 4: a downtown crit
all the teams were not willing to quit
the UHC show would be no more
one dominating team – it is just a bore
katie, whitney, both off the front
but it was tibco who was in the hunt.
a hard race, it was soon one to go
and it was lauren stephens of tibco who took the show.
but rivera would take the overall glory
an first GC win in her life story
and so joe martin concludes
with some tasty colavita cooked foods
off to tour of the gila the team goes
where the team hopes to put on a real show.