Race two went down at Soaring Eagle. Jill and I were joined by one of my favorite bike buddies, Mr. Justin Calvo.
|Amara Boursaw's great shots!|
I had a great time playing on the smooth, windy singletrack.
|Another from Amara|
Anne Marje from TGR took some great shots, including this one:
Jill had a fantastic day and totally dominated her age group, beating the 2nd place finisher by 3 minutes and taking second overall (I was just behind her in third). Justin absolutely demolished the men's field, taking the win by minutes. Starbucks cleaned up with a lot of bling!
We had great fan support, too. Abby and Jaren showed up to cheer us on, and Jaren showed us how to rock a medal.
Fort Steilacoom was next on the schedule. It was a super challenging race for me- really a roadie's course, with a lot of climbing and not much singletrack, save one very narrow descent. I did win my age group, but I got beat by quite a few of the younger ladies and wound up 5th or 6th in the field. Still not bad. Plus, there was a fantastic tree to duck under!