Guy's Bikes Neshaminy MTB Classic CX
July 25, 2015
Rider: Nicole LaGorga
Category: Cat3 womens 40+
Results: 2nd place
Today's race was a rain date from a month ago. Back then I took a drive over to the trails to see what they were all about. I wasn't thrilled with what I'd found. But today I realized I hadnt really even found much of the course at all. At first I was annoyed with my inability to ever find and preview a course correctly, but then as I was in the thick of it, I thought of what a friend of mine had written in her blog last year-- sometimes its better not to know what's coming next and just race it. Today I agreed with her. The course was a challenge and there was a lot of climbing again, but not really knowing what was next sortof helped me mentally. This course was actually a lot more enjoyable than the last few I've raced. Technical enough to be a really good challenge, but not so difficult that it wasn't fun. Lots of high log piles and manmade stuff to get over, rocks, roots, bridges, flat flowy twisty stuff and long climbs. I took a few tumbles and kinda got banged up, but I'm happy with my overall performance today. Second place for me.