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Junior 15-18 group hits the highway

2017 Specialized South Eastern Regional Championship series #5 / Enterprise South Trails - Chattanooga, TN

We don't even want to comment on the weather forecast but let's just say it was wrong.The trails did get some overnight rain but it only helped, when the day broke over the park and all throughout the rest of the afternoon it was mild and dry and conditions could not have been better. The 8.25 mile Sorba Chattanoonga club maintained trail was routed a little different for the race and started out on about a mile of uphill pavement and then finshed on about a half mile of paved decending to the finish and all of the single track trail inbetween was fast and furious, the most common heard term was "it feels like it is all downhill", followed by a grin.

The race action was super close in most classes with many finishes coming down to a wheels length at the end. One of the closest was in the 19-39 cat 1 men's class as Harrison Klapheke and Justin McMurrrer diced it out with Harrison pulling out the win. The women's cat 1 winner was Kayla Hammel.  Many thanks to the park staff and to the round sponsor the Trek Store Chattanoonga.

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*Gone Riding is now offering an optional membership for $30 and includes a t-shirt, sticker and a $5 discount off regular entry prices. This membership can be purchased at any Gone Riding event, the Gone Riding store or online at First Place Racing.com. Also USAC licenses will also be honored at all cross country events and receive the same $5 discount.

*Also don't forget to check out the Gone Riding Store including our Gone Riding Jersey.

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Alafia Classic Red vs Blue

2017 Alafia Classic - FLE #6 - 5-13-17- Alafia River State Park Trails - Lithia, Fl

Although the trails were on the dry side the overall conditions were very good for the annual 6 hour race at Alafia, there were two courses used, a "blue" easy course and a "red" more difficulty course, the former was 6 miles in length and the latter was 7 miles.  Thanks to the Swamp Club and the Friends of Alafia the trails were clear and as fast as they could be considering and looks like they have some new trails coming in the near future.

In the race action it was Julio Gomez and Melinda Mosser taking the 3 hour class wins which ran on the blue course.  Mike Foxwell and Sara Zaki won the 6 hour solo red course classes while Mike Brennan and Ashlee Applewhite were the blue course winners.  J. Da valle was the 45+ winner and Robert Duncanson was the fastest Clydesdale of the day.  In the team competition Spark Fitness / AJ's were the open class winners and LeRoy's bike works won the Co-Ed class.  In the amateur class Team Boris won the red course challenge and "just a little dirty offroad" was the blue course champs.  Many thanks to all of the sponsors and park support.

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*Gone Riding is now offering an optional membership for $30 and includes a t-shirt, sticker and a $5 discount off regular entry prices. This membership can be purchased at any Gone Riding event, the Gone Riding store or online at First Place Racing.com. Also USAC licenses will also be honored at all cross country events and receive the same $5 discount.

*Also don't forget to check out the Gone Riding Store including our Gone Riding Jersey.

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Mountain bike racing