I did the "GSC #8 Georgia State Championship series " race today. I raced the Junior XC ages 15-18 class.
2 laps around a 7.3 mile long trail. It was a nice, smooth fast flowing xc trail. It was mostly hard pack with a little bit of sandy areas. Some good Climbs, that made you earn the decents. I kept my fork almost locked out. (I found this sweet spot where the fork only goes down so much and then it stops) It took care of the occasional root or small drop, but on the inclimbs and flats it allowed my to cruise!
Perfect day for a race, it got pretty hot, and it's even hotter now, but it was fun. I did the first GSC race and the last lol.
ok, to cut the small talk.
My competition was pretty good. They're were 4 of us. the other 3 actually race seriously, the one kid is supposely 1st place in the series for the class. They were all decked out with sponsors stuff. They had the Kenda Youth Racing team jerseys.
Anyway, I came in 3rd place.
The leader finished in 69 minutes, which was crusing. He was extreamly fast.
The second place came in at 70-something
I came in at 84 minutes.
the other racer who is also in the championship came in at 96 minutes.
I dont have any pictures though. My family didn't come and no friends wanted to. When the results are up, I'll post the link and my number.
When my camera charges I can take a pictures of my medal and like that to prove lol.