Second race of the Indie Series was singletrackin' fun in the sun. While loading the car last night - pouring rain and windy - thought today would be a repeat mudfest of race # 1 at North Seatac.
Not the case - weather was perfect for buzzing the trails of South Seatac, while jets buzzed the treetops - both parks are located within a stone's throw of Seatac airport. Not exactly the wilderness experience, but the trails are great - fast and smooth.
Ian pulled off a good race and placed 4th out of 5 kids in his class - Beginner Boys 10 and under. With two events down, Ian currently sits in 2nd place for the series. Kid in first place won the last two events - he's fast. We're using our Mr. Consistent plan which scored Ian 3rd place over all last year. Most important aspect of it all - have fun.
Race today went off without a hitch, Ian paced himself well - no crashes, ran a few sections - including a short, steep downhill where he crashed hard last year. We tried practicing the hill before the race, he still felt better walking his bike down - no problem. Ian's class did a lap and and a half of the course - about 8 miles or so. Plenty of racing for a 9 year old. A good solid positive learning experience - and fun.
Post race P&B sandwich. Life is good.
Official race # 59 today, complete with new mountain bike pants - courtesy of sponsor Dad.
It rained Clif Bars after the race - more tasty then regular rain.
No race for me today, but I did follow Ian around for his. I'll get a race or two in myself before the series is over. I'm having huge fun watching Ian experience all this - but am itching to race myself.
Next event is Whidbey Island - Ian is already asking about it. Last year it turned out to be a memorable family day - ferry ride, race, lunch at Langley, and played around by the water - all good stuff.