The Northwest was blessed with sunny skies and warm weather for the 3rd round of the NWCup. With cooler tempratures present at prevous rounds this was a welcome change. The courses were dialed and the dirt nearly perfect.
Jill and Lars both put in a solid amount of runs during practice, as the race cours was too much fun to turn down more shuttles to the start. Both riders were using this event for race prep and training for the season’s upcoming events. During qualifying on Sunday both riders claimed the fastest times with Jill running a 3min18sec and Lars a 3min00sec, assuring them the final start positions come finals. This was not without serious effort however as both the men’s and womens fields had strong competitors.
In the finals both Transition Racing athletes were able to back up their qualifying runs with winning times. In the Women’s field, Jill finished with a 3min18.61sec and was able to have a cleaner run than in qualifying and succeeded in her training goal for the weekend of smashing out a solid complete run without any major mistakes. In the Men’s division Lars was able to shave 2 seconds off his seeding run time with a 2min58.38sec and also completed his goal for the weekend of a top three.
Jill had this to say “The trails were as perfect as I have ever seen em. In Quali I was pretty confident that I had a top 3 sewn up, based on participant numbers:) In my race run the plan was to be smoother, ie faster, but I scored the exact same time as my qualifier, rode a ton better though. baffling. Best thing I took away was knowing my fitness is improving. Adapting from 30sec-1min efforts to 3-5min flat out effort has proven to be a challenge. Just happy to have kicked the excessive coughing stage after each race, who hoo!”
And Lars said “What a great weekend! Killer weather, killer atmosphere, killer competition, and another flawless NWCup. I’m stoked to be able to uphold the top spot of the NWCup for Transition Racing. My race run was really good and it was a major effort. I’ve really been working on my mental game after being out for so long, so it’s really satisfying to see all the hard work pay off. The bike and equipment was working perfectly, and I felt great. Looking forward to continuing this momentum into the next races.”
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Transition Bikes is a bicycle company located in Ferndale Washington and is focused on creating trail and gravity oriented mountain bikes. Our philosophy is simple, Rider Owned for Life since 2001. It is not a slick marketing slogan but something that defines who we are as a company. Connecting with our dealers and customers from a rider standpoint is our number one concern. Through outstanding and responsive customer service, and unique niche product design, we create and build relationships with our customers that are important to everyday riders and forgotten by larger companies. When you buy a Transition product you can be assured it has been tested in real world conditions by the same people that design them. We don’t believe in using Catalog designs; everything is designed in house by us. Our goal is not to become a huge corporate brand but rather a company the average rider can believe in. Our customers are our family and we get immense joy from seeing them progress their riding to new levels right beside us.
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