In May, I got yet another lesson in mountain bike race starts. Start fast. Period. Even if it hurts. At Eriks, the old me went for the usual overly cautious build up start. The result was me rubbing wheels mid pack, and having to pass lots of people to end up in 31st place. In the June races, I sped up my starts and went on a three race age group winning streak. I'm well on my way to reaching my goal of becoming Expert class pack-fill. Nice.
Thanks to Dana Schoppe for this and all the series photos. They are really fun to look at!