|Spencer with the throwback kit|
The balloon loop course featured the twisty Blair Witch trail and its pine roots, and the dam site trail with its humbling climb.
|Platform roadie guy|
Going in with very limited experience on the Yellow Creek trails and whatever fitness we had from the summer, we weren't sure what to expect. Spencer was pretty successful in his IUP Cycling debut, finishing just out the money in sixth. I on the other hand spent much of the race fighting with my slippery platform pedals and roadie bike handling skills, or lack thereof. It was certainly a humbling experience for me, at least skill-wise, although I know the strength and handling I gain will come in handy when road season rolls around.
We will be venturing further into the local mountain racing scene through October, in the Month of Mud series as well as the October Yellow Creek race. Hopefully some other IUP cyclists will be joining us at future races. A little cross action isn't out of the question either.
|Our newest member?!|
For the homecoming weekend, we will be looking forward to some quality rides with some IUP Cycling alums who are making the trip. For more information on the alumni rides this weekend check out our Facebook page or the previous posts on here.