Mountain Biking at Cardigan Mountain School - September 28, 2016

We didn't have any podiums, we had a lot of broken bikes, broken riders (Neil Griffin , Bend, OR was hurt in warmups, and Abby Ingram , Dedham MA had a pretty sizable crash which affected her performance), and broken hearts (Warren Umbach , Birmingham AL was squeezed out of the podium by half a bike wheel length). We had our two top C riders out sick, and Emil Hristache , Peterborough NH and Jared Lewis, Bennington NH both were riding on less than optimal bikes because their normal racing bikes were in the shop for repairs. 

Despite all the mishaps a number of riders did finish in strong positions. Sean Brown, Hampton Falls NH and Jared finished 10th/12th in the A division. Emil finished 20th in B. Imogen VonMertens, Hancock NH; Ella Rutledge , Amesbury MA; Abby and Ali Weis , Nelson NH finished 4th, 5th, 8th and 10th in girls C. Warren was 4th by a hair in boys C.

Overall, not the best race we've had, but maybe now that we've gotten our bad race out of the way, and it'll only be better from here on out.  Even the first stop of our Northern New England Pizza Tour was pretty blah.  A little too greasy, and the crust wasn't the best. 

Dublin School

Dublin School, Schoolhouse Rd, Dublin, NH, 03444, United States