Another glorious fall day in Georgia for the Boundary Waters race—sunny and close to 80 degrees. This course is the “flattest” of the series. There were a couple of steep climbs, turns, more turns, a fast set of barriers, technical bits, and plenty of open sections where racers could really push the pace. Each element played into the races. The awesome officials and volunteers kept things running smoothly. Teams lined the course with their tents and cheered for everyone that went by.
Juniors and Kids were part of the racing on Sunday. Twenty three Juniors, including two girls, did the Juniors races. Many of them also raced their category races as well. The kids enjoyed several laps of the grassy area near the start/finish for the kids race. All bikes, trikes, striders, and things that roll are welcome, and everyone gets a custom Georgia Cross ribbon.
Everyone was looking forward to seeing if Nick Van Winkle (The Paceline Project p/b LC Food) battle it out with Artur Sagat (Cyclesmith Cycling Club), but illness took him out for this weekend. Hopefully, Nick will be back for Psychocross in two weeks. David Gunnerson (Otterhaus/K&F Construction) and Artur distanced themselves from the others, but eventually David was able to drop Artur and take the win. Hank Beaver The Paceline Project p/b LC Food) was third.
Three Women Cat. 1/2 and Cat. 3 took the line for the race. The Elite Women have their own time slot at 12:15 this year. Mackenzie Myatt (Cyclesmith Cycling Club) and Maria Carrelli (706 Project) took off from the start. They traded the lead for the first several laps. Eventually, Mackenzie put time into Maria for the win. Abby Hobb (Dirt Camp Racing) was third. In the Cat. 3 Trisha Van Dusseldorp (Bike Law Cycling Club) continued her dominance with another win. Kristin Reece (Nomad Cycling Services) was on the second step of the podium with Luci Olewinski in third.