This past weekend was the first stop of the Kenda East Coast Series(see www.mtb-uscup.com for details). The race was in Ductown, TN. An excellent venue that offers plenty of fast singletrack, along with a good 3 mile climb to get your heart rate sky rocketing at the beginning of the race. To add to the long climb, racers faced pouring rain all weekend making some of the course “river” like and very challenging.
Even in these conditions, many of Florida’s Endurance Factor clients headed that way. Of those, Steve Flynn, Brent Hall, and Chris Niles had excellent results. Brent Hall and Steve Flynn competed in the Cat 1 19-29 category. They duked it out against many of the northeastern riders and proved they could hold their own with 5th and 6th place finishes. In the XC 3 19-29 category, Chris Niles raced very well placing 3rd in his category. This being his first “true” climbing race, his result proved that he has the potential to do well against anyone in his category on a climbing course!
Great results from all three clients! Congratulations and keep up the hard work! Hope to see many of you at the next big XC race at Bump and Grind in Pelham, AL. Expect large turnouts in all categories because that is a Pro XCT series race! See you all there!
Chris Niles on the Podium in 3rd Place