Not too bad a showing in Nathrop this time around. And finally some stellar weather and minimal winds taboot. I think more important than anything, the three of us that did just the XC on Sunday saw signs of good things to come, and some decent legs to throw around for the day. In the Pro Race, young Travis Scheefer took off quick and got himself right up there with the big dogs. Notice Dylan Stucki unable to control the adrenaline and hitting the front right away (far left). Travis on the far right.
Irwin had a good race compared to other Nathrop excursions and finished 30th out of about 45 fellas but was consistent and able to keep chugging - all good signs of the upcoming 'Summer of Jeff part 2'.
Georgia Gould did beat over half of the men's field and you can see a stellar picture of her crushing it and our buddy Jeff just behind. Little can you tell by the picture, that Georgia went by Jeff, and said to him - 'Hey, you have a nice backside, and I really dig those AO team kits'.
Tim Curry, our Jr. Team Coach, posted a 3rd place in the Short Track on Saturday, but maybe soured up the legs a bit, and Sunday didn't have his best XC race, but damn did he look good out there in his MTB skinsuit. (Check it out ladies - it's a bit see through)
As for myself, I had a good race and finished 3rd in the Cat 1 XC. My best showing at Nathrop to date and although the legs aren't going full bore, I had 'good feelings' and was "molto tranquilo" - if I may quote my favorite Italians when they feel good.