At usual the summer has been flying by. In June, I hit up the Sunburst race. Originally I was going to skip it, but I thought that it would be a perfect venue for the BachnessMonster to launch his mountain bike career. He entered the first timer category and was able to rock a lap without stopping. He even had a crash that resulted in a nasty ass bruise. Welcome to racing Jeff.
Yup, there he is rocking the cotton T-shirt and clipless pedals. He has since been upgraded to a black and orange jersey that has a skull on it.
My race was a little rough. 3 pre-ride laps the day before left my legs tired and flat. Why 3 laps you ask? Lap 1 for Jeff. Lap 2 for Renee and Lap 3 for Jeff again because he wanted to learn the course before he decided if he was comfortable racing or not. I can't complain though....an age group podium should never be taken for granted.
As a tune up for the Subaru Cup, I entered the WEMS race at Muir. Unfortunately there weren't any fast ladies to throw down with so I chased a bunch of dudes around the course for a few hours. 3 laps later I was the first lady across the line. My pocket was promptly lined with 30 dollars cash and an extra large t-shirt that three of me could fit in. Beggars can't be choosers.
The Subaru Cup was a fantastic event. I had a great XC race and rode the technical shit like a champ. Not only did I manage to finish the race this year (last year heat exhaustion got the best of me), but I took another age group podium with a 12th overall. While I did miss my lofty goal of 10th overall, I was chasing lady #10 and lady #11 down on the last lap. I couldn't quite close the gap. Oh well. It was a pretty impressive field.
XC. I managed to not eat my handlebars on this one.
My short track race wasn't the most stellar. Nothing like giving 110% in 80 degree heat while dry heaving over my handlebars just to get pulled at the end. Super D wasn't much better. There were two crashes in front of me that caused me to slow. So I just soft pedaled it in. But it was still a great time.
See you at the Firecracker.