Sunday, October 23, 2011


Karen traveled to Roanoke and represented the kittens on Saturday for the Freakout at Fallon Cx race. This was the first year it was part of the VACX series and it did not disappoint. The course was tough with mud pits, rocky sections, off camber turns, and steep climbs. Karen participated in the Cat 4 race, was a bit scared of the course, and finished 7th (out of 7). Not happy with her last place finish, she entered the 40 + race. With her comfort level higher, and prize money at stake, she did much better with a second place finish. This race was fun with lots of swag, prizes, free chili. Many thanks to Starlight Bicycles, Dire Wolf Racing, and Roanoke Parks and Rec for putting on such a great event.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Keeping it local,
represented the kittens by participating in Chesapeake's Frogs On The Farm cx race, the first race of the VACX series. The conditions were perfect with little mud, sunny skies, and cool temperatures. The course had a couple ditches, some logs, and two sets of barriers. Karen rode her mtn bike in the Cat 4 Women's race and was very surprised and happy with the results. 5th out of 11. She may just show up at some more cx races this season.

and Brittany also raced this past Sunday in the Winchester AppleCross, which is race #2 in the MABRAcross Super 8. The course featured an asphalt start and finish, two steep hills: the Belgian Wall and the Cemetery Slog, varying technical turns and several off camber sections. Important things to note for the day: fire pits, bicycles, cool peeps, coffee, and NO RAIN equal good times.

Stay tuned- next race on the docket is the Richmond Festival of Cross!