Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A full weekend of racing - a few crashes, a few medals and lots of fun!

Saturday 8/21 was the MMBA Metro South Chapter Benefit race in the CPS series. One of our favorite local courses, we had 5 Dark Horse ladies line up at the start. Andrea crashed coming through the chute and had to go to urgent care (she's OK!), and a little rain didn't stop the rest of the team from making a strong showing:

Heather - 7th place Expert Women
Beth Ann - 8th place Expert Women
Kerry - 2nd place Sport Women 25-39
Sheri - 5th place Sport Women 40+

Sunday 8/22 was a time trial at Ft. Custer....another one of our favorite trails and nearby to the Dark Horse Brewery (how convenient), so 8 Dark Horse ladies made the trek for this race. Lynda crashed early on (the tree won), but the rest of the team battled it out and got some podium spots in a large women's field:

Beth Ann - 6th place Expert/Elite Women
Heather - 7th place Expert/Elite Women
Jessi - 3rd place Sport Women 25-39
Jen - 4th place Sport Women 25-39
Kerry - 6th Sport Women 25-39
Jody - 7th place Sport Women 40+
Sheri - 3rd place Beginner Women 30+

Jessi & Jen go 3-4:

Sheri gets on the podium:

Dark Horse girls yukking it up at the awards:

Refueling at the Mothership:

Great job, Dark Horse!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

PLRA XC -- Top Spot!!

Kelly raced to a convincing 1st place finish at the Pontiac Lake USAC XC race on 8/8/10 in the Sport Women 19-24 class. Beth Ann managed to scratch her way to a 5th place finish in Expert/Elite Women after stopping to help a rider who crashed on her first lap and suffering two,that's right TWO, flat tires at the same time on her 3rd lap!

Way to go ladies!!