This past weekend the Downhill Department of the MtnBikeRiders.com Race team was in attendance for race # 4 of the Shimano Winter Series hosted at Southridge, Ca. (phew, that was a mouthful). This was a fun race to be at because days before the event, southern California had received a good amount of rain. This left the race course nice and tacky! Rather than boring you with a play by play of my race run (much like I have in my previous reports), I just want to share pictures that made this weekend super fun.
Art “Speed Racer” Aguilar is somewhat like our DH “titser.” Art has taken on a role within our team to help us lowly beginners do better on our race runs.
Remember how I was talking about the fun part of the race. Well here it is. After Corey and Art finished their race runs, they headed back up the course to cheer Wes and I on. Funny part about this, I remember hearing Art yelling as loud as he can and I do recall seeing Corey doing the little dance you see in the picture. That right there helped me chuckle a bit and I ended up having a bit more fun during my run.
The end result for the DH Dept: Corey Pond placed 13th in Expert Men 19-26, Art Aguilar placed 9th in Expert Men 43-50. RL Policar placed 5th in Beg 27-34, Wesley Castro placed 4th Beg Men 35-42.
Next stop, the Winter Series Finals!