The Mountainside Race Team was hard at work this past weekend. Six team members headed down to Greenbrier Mt. Bike Race. Weather conditions were at a premium and so were the winning attitudes.
The day started off with Janice Morris rockin 7 laps in the endurance race. Janice traded places with 1st place rider and was definitely showing her strengths in hill-climbing endurance races, as she so often does. Janice finished with a strong 2nd place. Congratulations Janice!
Mike Laub aired his killer racing skills out for all to see as he rode away with a 1st place finish in the Cat 1/Expert Men’s field. Mike hung tight on the climbs and then simply stole the race on the
technical downhill sections. Sa-weet!
In typical Sally McClain fashion...Sally ripped up the course and her competitors as she rode fast and furious to a 1st place finish in Cat 1/Expert Women. Important to note Sally’s lap times are not
far off from the pros. Hmmm….. Awesome job Sally!
Mike Funk is a standard fixture when it comes to podium shots. Mike had a good race and a strong 3rd place finish. Mike, like the others, was wishing for a few more technical sections. Bring
on French Creek!! Congrats Mike!
Melissa Mertz had her 1st ever win in the women’s Cat 1/Expert class. She battled out the hills with Jen Tillman and was able to create some gap on the downhills and technical sections to pull
out the win. Woo-hoo!
Dave McClain raced sport and had a solid 10th place finish in his class. The McClain family wasn’t done yet, oldest son Kyle ripped up two laps to claim 1st place in Cat. 3 Male division.
A few states away, Dan Rapp raced the Cohutta 100 in Tennessee. Dan finished 36th out of 165 with a smoking time of 8:48.37. Congrats Dan!
Wrapping up the race weekend...two teammates Judd Kulas and Brian Fischer raced the Michaux Maximus. Judd placed 6th in Mens Vet with a time of 2:18.50 in the 20 mile course and Brian finished 8th in the 40 mile course with a time of 4:36.10. Awesome job guys!
CONGRATS TO ALL RACERS!