Congrats to our Cat 4 ladies on a great race at Mason Lake #3!
Here’s a recap from Almie:
There were four of us representing Spokeswomen: Anne-Gi, Laura, Tracy and myself. I’m so lucky to have such an awesome team! There were 30 women total in our race, and they brought it — thankfully it was a dry 24 miles!
The race started out fast and stayed that way. It was great to stay in the pack longer than I did last week but ultimately got dropped on one of inclines, rode for a bit and traded pulls with Tracy, and then I was solo again. I spent sometime getting comfortable in my drops while shifting/braking…it was much easier than I had anticipated. On the 2nd lap, I rode for a short bit with some Cat 4 men — they were much bigger and faster which made latching on way easy.
The main takeaway for me is: IT IS GOING TO BURN, IT IS GOING TO HURT, YOU WILL NEED TO SUCK IT UP, and PEDAL FAST. The pain is only temporary. Duly noted. Game on.
Last weekend, seven of our tough dirt ladies braved the pouring rain for a super fun mountain bike clinic with Angi Weston in Bellingham. If you want to know how to properly lean your bike over to corner, just ask one of us!
The Spokeswomen dirt riders kicked off the mountain bike season with a stellar success at Dash Point State Park as part of the Budu Racing series on February 22nd.
Delia says: “We had a great time! The trails were really fun and were in great shape. Despite missing her start because we decided to pre-ride the course (oops, my bad!), Tara came in 6th in the Cat 3/Beginner category. And she had a lot of fun, so hooray for good race experiences! I came in 2nd in the open Cat 1/Expert category, and Mary crushed it to finish 1st in her age group for the Cat 2/Sport category.”
Way to go, team! What a great start to the season.