The second race of the series as full of action and a few trails that we haven't seen in a while which helped make this course another epic and a good example of why Rim is one of the best venues around.

With a few of the team absent, it was important that the team put in a good ride for points. Once again, the women had a dominating showing sweeping the podium and banking lots of points for the team standings. However, halfway through their race, Michelle flatted and spent tons of time trying to fix the damage. Erik and Tim were able to get a wheel out to her and she rode on to 3rd. TIP : check the sealant every so often. Lesson learned. 

The rest of the guys - Travis, Jeff, Erik and Tim all rode well and took podium spots and more points. The bikes - a mix of X Fusion equipped Highballs, Tallboys, and 5010's all made quick work of the course with nearly everyone setting Strava PRs. 

We all want to wish Trouper Jeff Jacobson a speedy recovery! He took a hard crash heading out for lap 2 and ended up breaking his C7. Luckily, he was able to get off the course on his own (not knowing the severity of the injury). He'll spend a few weeks in a neck brace and be back to racing in no time.

Tim VanGilder

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