Michele Co

Personal Interests

[ Swimming | Mountain Biking | Running | Road Cycling ]

I like to be outside and moving... here are some things I especially seem to like. However, I seem to keep encountering new things I want to try, and new goals to achieve.

Swimming

I've been a member of several swimming teams:

  • 1997-1999: Mills College Swimming Team and Manatees Masters Swimming Team. Ranked in Top Ten in 1998 US Masters Swimming for Short Course Meters in 100 backstroke.
  • 1987-1988: UC Berkeley Swimming Team

Mountain Biking

I have been involved in the following:

  • Bike Factory Racing Team, 2008 - 2009. 2008: Raced in the sport category and XXC. 2008 VA State Champion XXC Women. 2009: Will be racing Expert/Category 1.
  • Board of Directors and Club Secretary (2005-2007), Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC)
  • Webmaster (2006 - 2008), Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC)
  • Brief Racing/Riding History:

    2008

    • March 9, 2008: Camp Hilbert #1. Women's Enduro (5 hours), 4th place.
    • March, 2008: Blue Ridge School Ride the Ridge Mountain Bike Race, 1st place, Sport Women.
    • April 6, 2008: Dragon's Back Mountain Bike Race, 1st place, Women's XXC.
    • May 4, 2008: Middle Mountain Momma Mountain Bike Race, 2nd place, Women's XXC.
    • June 1, 2008: Massanutten Hoo-Ha! Mountain Bike Race, 2nd place, Women's XXC.
    • October 26, 2008: Rowdy Dawg Mountain Bike Race, 1st place, Sport Women.
    • November 1, 2008: CRC Paranormal 6-Hour Race, 2-person female team, 1st place.

    2007

    • Massanutten Hoo-Ha! Women's sport. Completed it in the pouring rain... 6th place... of 6!
    • CRC Paranormal 6-Hour Race. 2-person team (under 70 yrs), 2nd place. Best costume award ("bikers").

    2006

    • O-Hill Meltdown (2nd place)

    2005

    • Harris-Roubaix (Harrisonburg, VA)
    • O-Hill Meltdown (Charlottesville, VA, 3rd place)
    • Middle Mountain Momma Mountain Bike Race (Douthat State Park, VA) XXC/Enduro category, 2nd place
    • 2 stages of the Tour de Burg (in Harrisonburg, VA)
    • Mountain Momma Bike Challenge (Road cycling)
    • Shenandoah Mountain 100
    • SMBC mountain bike festival

Running

I like to run on occasion.

  • 2003: Trained for and completed the NYC Marathon (my first). It was exciting.
  • November, 2005: Cmpleted the Richmond Marathon with a personal best, even though I was still physically exhausted from the Shenandoah Mountain 100 mountain bike race which was in September, 2005.
  • Since 2005: I have completed several 5k races, ten-milers, and half marathons, including my first off-road half marathon in September, 2007.

Road Cycling

I like to enjoy the countryside by bicycle. I've been on many rides with very nice groups of people, but here are a few highlights.

  • June 2003: Participated in the MS 150 Bike Tour, which covers approximately 150 miles on 2 consecutive days. It was RAINING heavily the entire first day? I rode with Team Crutchfield and I still had a really great time. I even had a chance to pull out my chain tool and help someone who broke their chain just after the bicycle support vehicle had just passed them. Anyhow, take a look at some pics from the ride here.
  • 2005 and 2007: Mountain Momma Bike Challenge (Monterey, VA). 80 mile (2005) and 50 mile (2007) option.