Fairhill Classic MTB race and Mid Atlantic Super Series CX Finale
Rider: Nicole LaGorga
Cat3 Womens 40+
1st place in the entire Series
Omgosh. I'm super stoked to have won the Mid Atlantic Super Series CX. That was a lot of months of racing and a lot of races in conjunction with the NJ Time trial series, which I wound up abandoning halfway through in favor of this series. All of the races this summer were challenging and different in their own ways. Today's race was twice the distance of the rest of them, and even though Fairhill is not very technical, those hills and roots take their toll. I chose not to warm up as long as i normally do today because I thought the added distance would get me. Either that or the heat. So I stayed out front for the first few miles until i hit the first really long gravel climb. That's where I lost my podium finish. I tried to channel my inner Yolanda Neff, but that only got me so far- which happened to be one pass too short in the end. I had a great time, a solid race and a fun as hell summer in the woods with some badass ladies. And yes- that's a goPRO around my neck - so if you're wondering what its like to race something like this ( or at least the first 12 miles of it because my battery died for some reason) video footage will be available soon!