A good weekend at NW Cup Round 3 in Port Angeles, WA. Pro/Cat 1 course was properly steep and gnarly but no real high-consequence features. Lots of trees to run into, though - - which I did a couple times in practice .
Made all my mistakes in Saturday’s practice and my two final practice runs Sunday, fortunately. It all came together on my race run - - finally nailed the double mid-course with the sketchy run-in (I wasn’t the only 40+er that it gave troubles to). I know there were parts that I didn’t do fast enough; but there were other parts that I cleaned and faster than I ever had. So all-in-all, it was a good run - - just not fast enough to get on the podium in a hot 40+ Cat 1 field. My friend Chris got third; I got seventh, just behind the cluster of 4-5-6 finishers.
Pics from the day, courtesy of Carl Warren:
Last race on the trusty Blindside >sniff<. I start tearing it apart tonight to pirate needed pieces for the Yeti.