S. Seatac is typically a fast hard course. There's nothing particularly technical to deal with and no major ascents or descents, but you'd be mistaken to think of this as an 'easy' course. The twisty singletrack becomes technical at speed and staying focused is key. Every corner becomes an opportunity to loose time(too much braking), take a visit to the bushes (not enough braking) or gain time (just the right amount of braking). No major descents also means no time for recovery, so power is pretty constant throughout, making it one long hard effort.
|Looking clean before the race
|A good start to the race
|A little muddier by the end
Other great news of the day - Chris came out of retirement and raced singlespeed on his 29er. A solid middle of the pack finish for him, made possible only by my superior bottle hand off -