Wowee Shaina Kravitz is a busy busy girl this time of the year!! Shaina competed very successfully in TWO CycloCross races this weekend both of which were apart of the Brewery Cup CX Series!! Check out Shaina's thougths below on her exciting weekend of racing!!
Race: Swashbuckler Cross PACX Series & Brewery Cup Series Race #1
Date: November 4th, 2017
Location: Manheim, PA 17545-8711
Rider: Shaina Kravitz
Survived! Rolled in 2nd after leading most of the race. The course had varied terrain- pavement, grass, gravel, sand- and a lot of sneaky elevation. (And it’s through the Ren Faire!) My goal was to stay on the bike as much as possible to avoid stress on my leg. I was able to do that a majority of the race following messy first lap traffic. One of the last times over the barriers, I clipped a pedal after remounting and felt a twinge that never let up. I wasn’t able to match my friend and fellow rider’s power through the sand and let a gap open. Hitting a lapped rider and a small bobble in a rock sealed the deal and I fell 13 seconds off after over 50 minutes of racing. Think they miscalculated the laps. (Poor 3/4/5 ladies raced for an hour.) Not feeling as healed as I’d like to, but not disappointed with my first race back in a few weeks. Will play the next races by ear and listen to my body first.
Race: STOUDTS CROSS PACX Series Race & The Brewery Cup Series Race #2
Date: 5 November, 2017
Location: Adamstown, PA
Rider Shaina Kravitz
Another 2nd for the weekend and finally a proper muddy race! The rain overnight made the course perfectly wet and tacky, but not too slick. The course essentially runs up and down a hillside with some single track through surrounding woods with one set of barriers, stairs, two small logs and a rideable ledge. Despite the conditions, the course raced fast, even the off camber descents. Rode a clean race sitting in 2nd most of the time. No problems pedaling, but still having issues with transitions, off the bike, and will take the next few weeks day by day. If not racing, I will definitely be spectating, enjoying beer and cheering everyone on.(didn’t get my own pics, but grabbed some ig screenshot from friends)