The race season has begun!
This weekend I raced a super-muddy super-d out in Mission on Bear mountain. It was cold and wet and slick, but it was well worth any discomfort to rip down the BC cup DH course on my 29er Element! I couldn't hit all the jumps, but my 29er and Talus 36 fork felt stable and light even in the steep rocky sections. My new Rock Shox Reverb was just what the doctor ordered for this course, with a couple fire road climbs, steep muddy shutes, a puddly traverse, and a whole lotta DH.
I won the Women's category by a 34 second margin. 2nd place went to Aja Philip and 3rd was Jaclyn Delacroix also on her RM Element. Everyone I saw had a little mud in their teeth as they crossed the finish line, from smiling so hard on the way down. Except for poor D'Arcy who had mud in his teeth and his eyes, because he neglected to wear his glasses.
Over March and April the FVMBA is putting on a 5 race super-D/AM/XC race series. The first two races have already gone down, and I am signed up for all 5 so watch for more results in the coming weeks. Or better yet, come out and race!
For more details and results check out the Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association website.