Specialized Florida State Championship series #2 – Loyce Harpe park – Lakeland, Fl
Besides the heat the conditions were amazing for the second round of the series, the Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Association had prepped the course to perfection and the rains were timed just right to maximize traction and the posting of some super fast lap times. The course was set right at 7 miles per lap and a featured both fast dirt roads and techie tight sections with trail names like “sneaky snake” and “the beast” you can get an idea and then of course there are the lakes filled with alligators just to add some spice to the ride.
Racing was super intense in all classes with lots of photo finishes and close racing, in the men’s elite class there was a large lead group for most of the race till the last lap when the hammers came out and it was again Ryan Woodall with the win and Simone Berger repeated her performance from round one in Tallahassee as well, both will carry the FSC leaders jersey to Hanna park for #3. In the team championship it is Alex’s Bike Pro shop / McCarty training by two points. Many thanks to the all of the fine sponsors and volunteers.