Sunday, July 21, 2013

Joann and Lee Win Their Cats at Seven Oaks

Pink teammates Joann and Lee locked up another pair of victories in the Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series by winning the Cat 2 and Cat 3 races respectively.

Seven Oaks is known as the most technical course in the series and rightfully so.  It is located on land that also is home to an actual ski run.  This may be as close to racing on a mountain that one can get in Iowa.  Joann tackled the full course which contains many climbs, drops, rooted sections and long with bridges that span deep drops.   There is nary a place where one can relax and catch a break.  The single track is so narrow that it is rumored that the trees reach out and smack you.  The post race was collection of racers showing off bruises, scrapes and welts.

Lee had three laps of the upper section of the same course.  The repeated laps made for some familiarity but also allowed for the very technical sections to have to be safely navigated multiple times.   Cheered on by many VR fans (yea for Team York), she ran negative splits to pull out the victory in just under 27 minutes. 

Your roving race reporter,


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