Saturday we all kitted up for the pre ride. It was going smoothly until I crashed now I have this big black blob on my leg. We were all thankful for the 200 yards of flat trail in the course. We got back from the pre ride got ready for the time trial it was AWESOME, even though I got stung by a bee in the first 100 yards, but it was still awesome. After the time trial we all went into the river to cool off. We got to ride in the back of my dads truck which was super fun.
On sunday we were all ready to race exept Jeff - he was throwing up an hour before the race. He started the race and was in first place and the he didn't feel good so he dropped out. Me and Kyle had start our race early which was the worst part of the whole thing. At the start of my race I crashed and my chain came off - I was in last place. I started reeling in the field one by one and ended up in second place. Kyle had some other junior competiters in his senior one field. He held on for fifth place. Kyle got to start first so he didn't have to pass all the traffic, but juniors had to start behind the vet 2s, which is the largest group of all the cat 2. Jake did very well in the crazy endurance race, placing 5th out of a huge field of endurance riders. Gunnar didn't race - he wasn't feeling well that morning, but he was there to support us and he helped out with the race sweep and trail cleanup. Emily did well in her race on a tough course. Also - congrats to Emily on her race last week at Greenbrier, placing first in the Cat 3 girls category. After the race when we were packing up all the stuff Tom let me drive across a field in his truck which was the best part of the whole weekend - then he put us all to work but it was still fun. Thanks to dennisbike.com for the awesome photos.