Team Lost Coast had a strong showing at the Bike Monkey race held at Annadel State park. Annadel is one of the state parks on the chopping black this year and all profits from the race went to support efforts to keep it open. The course was awesome- technical singletrack, a good mix of climbs and descents, and rough rocks. Over 600 racers showed up for the mass-start in Santa Rosa and there was a great sense of camaraderie and fun out on the trails. I (Emma) had a strong start in the middle of the huge pack, but lost some ground after a flat tire on the first rocky descent. I slowly worked my way back up through the pack and was stoked to finish 3rd for open expert women in my first XC race since my injury. Brian and Amon battled hard in a thick field of pro men and Brian finished 6th with a fast time of 2’08. After the race was over, there was plenty of beer, music, and burritos to go around. Props to Bike Monkey for putting on another excellent event!
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