Stay Informed
Receive news
about products,
sale items, team
racing, and more...
Continental US Shipping Only Web orders ship to continental US addresses only. For AK, HI or international orders please call or email for assistance.

Snowshoe Race Report

I found myself with a row 3 pick on the start. I was pretty stoked about this because it meant I only had to catch the front rows, not physically pass them. I was the first one of my group to the first corner; to bad, I was sliding on the pavement. I hoped up and got going again as the fourth row was coming. 


By about the 4 mile I had passed most of the field and found myself on Brooke Cosner’s heels, in second. I got by her on a sloppy straight away, but wasn’t able to pull away. The first lap was super slick and I couldn’t manage to stay off the ground. Every time I would pull a little gap I would find myself sliding face first through the mud. 


Mid way through the third lap Brooke and I ran into a few gnarly bottlenecks. Trying to go up a side hill, I was t-boned by a guy coming across the track. After taking another run I was up and back on track. Through all the chaos I lost track of my position. I found out I was in 3rd, down about 3:30. 


I pitted going into the fourth lap. The boys told me to calm down and ride smart before they sent me off. That didn’t work out very well for me. I found myself in the bottom of Howard’s hole. In the process I soaked myself from head to toe in slimy mud. I lost a lot of time and another position. Starting lap five, I was in fourth down about a minute. 


It was time to charge. I caught Becca (3rd) on a nasty down hill near the 2 mile marker. We swapped positions multiple times before she got held up on a hill. I was able to get around and never saw her again. 


I was pretty happy with my last three laps. I was able to turn it up and run about Kacy’s  lead pace. The last lap I really put the hammer down, being just under four minutes faster than the leader. 


Snowshoe is one of my favorite races, so I’m kind of disappointed I couldn’t pull out a win. I went in extremely confident, but some early mishaps left me a little out of reach. This was the final GNCC round for the summer. I have a National Enduro next weekend, then its time to enjoy my short break with a little relaxation and seat time.

General NewsRacing     All Article Tags


Sign Up & Stay Informed

Join our weekly newsletter and keep up to date about products, sale items, and team racing