Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, our mountain bike team participated in race #3 down in Milledgeville. While the course was less technical this time, the heat made up the difference, however, our riders were up for it and gave it their best go.
Highlights from Race #3
What you see in the photo below is a rider from TrojanMTB (Lassiter HS). The photo doesn’t tell the whole story, because the LHS rider was struggling to get up the last hill before the finish line, and was visibly in the “pain cave” (a phrase we use in cycling). Abby seizing the moment, slowed her race tempo down to cheer and encourage this young woman up the hill and then passed her using proper trail etiquette after she had made sure she was ok.
Afterward, at the end of the day, this rider found Abby and thanked her for encouraging her to finish the lap and the race. The rider’s parents reached out to our team through Facebook to thank Abby and us for helping their child through that moment and coaching character. These girls raced 11 miles over some tough terrain and a high heat index. Regardless of the challenges that are thrown at the riders, sportsmanship and camaraderie always find its way to the top.
Jackson County is still in sixth place in the team points race despite being down riders due to injury and fall break.
Race #4 is in Watkinsville at Heritage Park on October 20th (middle school) and 21st (High School). Come join us, and we will save you a seat in the Pit Zone. This will be our last “close to us” race before we head down south one more time to Jackson, Georgia (Indian Springs State Park).
The JC Mountain Bike Club Team had another great Race Weekend at Allatoona. Not much climbing, but technical single track trail and a fast 6 miles.