Mudslinger Kicks Off XC Race Season

Katie, Melissa, Mielle and Deanna

Katie, Melissa, Mielle and Deanna

  After last year’s cold and tearful ending, I didn’t think I would go back for another helping of Mudslinger but there I was, standing in the mist in Blodgett, waiting to have another sloppy day on the bike.

Mielle is Bootylicious!

Mielle is Bootylicious!

Deanna, Melissa, Alice and Katie came out too. The weather was MUCH warmer, with temps in the 50’s, warming to the low 60’s and just misty rain off and on. Trails were greasy with a smattering of peanut butter but no rivers running through them like last year.100_3672

 

My focus was on having fun so I didn’t feel as “racy”. Deanna and I are in the same Cat 1/Expert group now that we don’t have any age splits. Deanna climbs like a billy goat and off she went. She took 4th and I took 5th.

 

Melissa and Katie at Line-up

Melissa and Katie at Line-up

Katie caught me, making up huge time in the cat 2 group and also took 4th, beating a ton of girls on her flat pedals.

Post Race Smiles from Melissa

Post Race Smiles from Melissa

Melissa enjoyed her very first XC race EVER! After the race she said, “This is something I would like to train for.” (See her race report) And Alice took 2nd place in the pro women.

Lots of cross country racing coming up in Oregon and Washington so we will be a busy bunch. 

Photo credits: Mielle ,Chaz Donaldson

Ladies ONLY Please

Ladies ONLY Please

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