|Casey took 3rd in the Pro Super D & I took 2nd in the 18 & Under Open|
|Guarding the trade secrets at the Oakley HQ|
|Shredding it on the Oakley pump track|
|Waiting for my turn at the Super-D with Kate and Casey|
On Saturday, I decided to do the Super-D race again. I did one last pre-ride lap of the course with Casey Williams and Kate Courtney. While bombing down the course, there was a spot in which there were two lines separated by a little sand dune. My front wheel went down the inside line, my back wheel decided to take the outside, and I slid out, scraping up my leg in the process.
My XC race was on Sunday. I really, really, REALLY wanted to compete in the Cat 1 race on Saturday, but after many emails and phone calls to USAC officials, I was denied an exemption from the rule that says 14 and under racers can't do Category 1 races. Nonetheless, I was still excited to get on the dirt and race. This time, I thought I'd race in the 15-16 Cat 2 class, rather than the 14 and under, even though we were all starting together.
|Leading the XC race after the start|
I was first off the line, attacking off the get-go and opening a gap right away. On the climbs I was able to pick my way through lap traffic, but on the descents I was forced to slow down behind other racers, as there were few opportunities to pass. This was pretty much what I did for all three laps, until I took the win at the finish.
|Crossing the finish line|
|Short Track hole shot|
Once again, I just want to thank Dario Frederick and the Whole Athlete Team for providing all their support, and Head Mechanic/Bike Wizard, Josh Snead, for everything he does for the team.