Race: Iron Hill Challenge, CX MTB RaceCat 3 Women's 40+
Location: Newark, DE
Rider: Nicole LaGorga
Coming into this race, I'd heard it was technical and hilly. While I
agree that it was hilly, I'd say the technical aspect was somewhere
between a French Creek and a Fairhill (The cat3's didn't have the Mega drop as part of our course) - so nothing overly technical. Today's race was sort of about picking the right line through things - Lots of medium sized rocks, roots, logs, bridges, and muddy climbs. I felt good until the longer uphills as usual, but there were enough downs and rolling stretches to allow me to pull off a third place today. One of my favorite parts of the race today was when a friend of mine from another team (whose claim to fame is climbing) decided to heckle me up one of the long climbs. I was totally maxed out, but she still had me laughing. Another fun day in the woods!