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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Monster Mile- Mt. Washington

Last weekend we headed to Mt. Washington for the 6th BC Cup of the season, and after arriving from what was a surprisingly hassle free trip we met up with a couple of the crew from the Bryson Racing Clan for, what would be, a very interesting course walk.
The Mt. Washington course is one of my favorite courses on the BC Cup circuit; it’s rough but it’s super fast with some amazing wide open sections, technical roots, lots of rock and overall just tons of fun!

The course is definitely hard on your bike, so it was great to get to hook up with Jason from Cycles Lambert again this year, as he provided some much needed love and support for the CCN crew and their bikes; thank you Jay!

I was really excited for this race, not only for the great group of people I got to ride with and hang out with, but also to put-to-test some of the lessons learned over the last few weeks working with “C4 racing”.

As I dropped into my race run I felt confident, and knew where I had to pull back, and where I could just let go. I hammered on the pedals through the finish line and after catching my breath I relished in the fact that I kept the rubber side down, remembered to breath, and came out with a run I was satisfied with.

Miranda Miller took top spot for us ladies and I ended up in 2nd; I was pretty stoked to get to share the podium with my training buddy, Jen MacMillan from the Bryson Clan, who rode her way to 3rd place despite getting a flat near the end.

It was an amazing weekend to end on as we head into Crankworx and the upcoming BC Cup finals!