Kristina’s Diary: Feb 2nd 2008
Race weekends are back! Every weekend an event, something different in Nevis and St. Kitts: running, criterion, road racing, mountain biking, and mini triathlons: new faces, new tracks, new challenges.
Last weekend, Sunday, I competed in my first mountain bike race, and it was awesome! Reggie had made a fine track in the hills in front the airport, Nevis.
There was a great turn out, the regular TNCTC crew, some international players, youth club representatives, medical school students, and a large number of youths from different communities. It was a clear windy day; the course was a 7 loop circuit up a gravel road, and down a single track. I loved riding down, jumping rocks, dodging tree stumps and boulders, and nearly fearlessly flying downwards. The grass was tall and golden, hiding all the potential dangers within. Luckily for me, maybe skillfully for others, I made it to the bottom each time and then wound around for the ascent. My battle was with Don this race and he won …. Not again though, next weekend we will meet to contest again, the same course, but 10 loops. Reggie finished first and did an extra lap, as did his friend from Kansas, Mat, who came in behind him. James and Keith followed not long after, and Stephanie, also from Kansas, finished the course directly after me. Winston was busy having a pizza, but is looking forward to getting in the mix this weekend coming. And so could you! Be a part of the fun and sport, there were individuals between the ages of 10 to 77, of all disciplines and on all manner of bikes. We will meet 3pm airport, Nevis. See you there …