Northstar #4 of the series was a nailbiter for sure. The course was a mix of three popular trails. Speed Control to Manure Pile to Pho Dogg for the pedal finish. I took lots of practice runs down this track, it is pretty wide open and loose, no need for brakes through the fast berms on Speed Control (Thank you to the Northstar crew for giving those some love). Then work your way down and it gets tighter, but still no need to get on those brakes. The only rocks on course were a little flat section that you pushed through on Pho Dogg, then off the ladder. After practice day, i felt solid and booked it home for a good nights rest.
I was sure of all my lines and took a quick run down to double check everything. Ate lunch then headed up the lift for the race run. Race run went smoothly, but didn’t pedal as much as i’d liked in some sections. This came back to bite me in the butt later on.
When i came down over the finish line, i knew it wasn;t my best. I turned around to see the time on the clock. Dissapointed, i watched rider after rider come down. I was still holding lead surprisingly, when a rider came down and knocked me into 2nd place for the day. I was only beaten by .09 os a second. This was definitely frustrating.
Overall it was a good weekend of racing with the Livewire Classid the day before! Check back soon for updates on the 6th Annual Live Wire classic. I am still in first place for the series and am after the Overall title.
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