|James Braswell and I, 1st and 2nd|
into the woods at the start
Any other day these trails would be very fast. However, the general concern of most racers focused on preventing dehydration and other heat-related illnesses. This seemed to have brought the potential speed of the Sport class down a bit. The two lap course with a feed zone would allow those racing without hydration backpacks to reload on fluids. JR also added a water station mid-lap that turned into a cold-water dowsing for most racers, as well as a creek crossing three-quarters into the lap to keep their core temperatures under control.
|The most technical section, but the coolest shade of the race.|
Next up, the White Park XC Throwdown this coming weekend. JR has put a lot of work into some new and old trails to stage a fantastic, series-finally race.
Thanks to all of the 2012 Dynamic Physical Therapy Cycling Team p/b Pathfinder WV sponsors.