Just wanted to say thanks to Joji and the Tripleshot members who organized, registered, marshalled, rode and helped coach. That was a great circuit, great surface, four different kinds of corners, pleasant surroundings, quiet traffic and a hill just big enough to be a possible factor (vs the main determinant like Mt Newton.
Tripleshot youth riders Kai 14 and Mateus 15 stepped up to ride B with nationals rider Amos 15. Kai lasted 8 laps with B’s, after winning C last weekend. Mateus was active until cramping set him back. He’s frustrated, but needs reminding he’s coming back from serious illness. Amos broke a gear cable with 3 to go, but held on for 5th.
In C, Tendo 15 had the perfect experience; made about 5 laps with the front group, got gapped on the hill, joined up with another dropped
rider to chase, but couldn’t quite hold him, then saw him catch the front group, and is determined she will do that next time. Xavier 13 tried c, lasted a while before getting gapped, got picked up by the novice group, then jumped onto another chasing c rider and held him until the finish. First race, first breakaway!
Matthew 11 was apparently so intimidating, the other novices didn’t show, so a bunch of great folks jumped in to give him a pack to practice corners with. Multi-national track champion Kimberly Chen rolled through the paceline smoothly and offered tips, then Chad joined and we had a peloton. Matthew even stretched our legs on the climb a couple laps. I’m hoping someone get a photo of his victory salute. :)