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Race Report: 10 year old Takes on Beginner Women

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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 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.


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  1. 18 Oct ’11 at 6:59 pm — Reply

    Nice work! My 6 year old is an aspiring racer and he enjoyed your post. He has his first cx race this weekend.

  2. 19 Oct ’11 at 10:48 am — Reply

    Inspiring, our biggest growth area in our youth race series in the DC area is the 10 and under race class and its some of the most competitive.

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