Monday, June 29, 2009

WP XC Super Loop – Race 2

When we arrived at the parking lot around 9am, it was a bit overcast and chilly. We unloaded the bikes, did a few last minutes adjustments and contemplated the clothing selection for the day – arm warmers, jackets, short finger or long finger gloves? We finally decided that the race itself would warm us up and no additional layers would be necessary. With that heavy decision out of the way, we headed to the starting area.

Two hours of non-stop, heart pounding racing – uphill, downhill, uphill, uphill,… The trail consisted of several muddy sections, slippery wet roots and an icy cold creek crossing (which we were advised to walk and not attempt to ride through).
The race finished on a short fun new single track section - Green World to Road to Nowhere. From there we were dropped out next to the railroad tracks, where we put it in a big gear and hammered home.

Steph was in first place, leading the sport women for almost half the race. Unfortunately, she had a mishap which screwed up her rear derailleur and broke her chain. She was a great team player though, cheering the rest of us on at just about every intersection she could coast to.

We had two riders on the podium for their age groups and category. Way to go Dirt Divas!

Dirt Divas (Team A) currently sits in 15th place out of 40 total teams.

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Until next race, pedal pedal pedal
(Micki Harris)

1 comment:

  1. Results are posted on our website's results page too! :)