Below; James talks to a Brevard local about his race strategy for the upcoming race Saturday... I think the back of the shirt said "SHEEDY BEAR".
Sunday I get up with much anticipation of doing well in my first race of the local MSG series. It had poured the rain the day before and made a mess of the track. After getting there and pre-riding I made a semi-dumb decision to ride the MTB for masters. Semi-dumb you ask? If I had put the cross bike in the pits for a backup I would have switched bikes after the second lap because it tacked up so fast after the Masters started. The cross bikes killed me on the flat dry sections and sidewalk parts of the course but the Niner drove through the mud like a champ and with ease. I've never been great at cross but I love it. I can handle all the tech parts with ease but I just don't have the "braaaaapppp power" to go fast. Another variable was the 45 minutes that I would be doing now instead of the 30 minutes. I'm way faster, I use this term loosely, than I was last year, thanks to Coach Casey, but I'm still a work in progress. Below I tried a behind the back CX ninja move on Connor who was heckling me and I almost got the weasel. (photo credit Autumn Lewis)
(photo credit Dwight Wyatt)
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