18 Oct Race Report: 10 year old Takes on Beginner Women
A race report from a fellow Twin Six racer. Madison is a 10 year old chica killing it in the beginner class down in Florida. Learn more about her adventures at mtbracergirl.blogspot.com
OK..here I was, Little 66 lb/10 year old me about ready to race these women. And I’m thinking…what the heck did I get myself into?? Then, the nerves started to settle in, my stomach was a mess, and I just wanted the whole thing to be over with already.
There was a total of 8 beginner women. I was 6th going into the woods (not good, but better than last). During the first 7 mile lap, racers #1 and #2 crashed, so I was able to past them and move up to the 4th position. Feeling awesome and moving along at a good pace, I came across a difficult a climb. I got off the bike and ran up the hill and ended up passing #3 racer. Then, I came across #2 racer and was able to pass her as she was pushing her bike up a hill. This was too good to be true. I was in second place and kept my position for the rest of the lap and throughout the entire 2nd lap.