Landon Beachy and Kathleen Porter
represented the Spokes at the 2013 X championships.
We are proud of both racers as they fought for finishes on the Podium.
Congratulations to both.
Along with the pictures Landon sent these good words about his hard earned silver medal.
The race on Sat went pretty good for 5 degrees above 0. Everything felt a little sluggish but that’s to be expected.
Hopson went to the front early and then faded a little to finish 4th. Next Brent Linn gave it a try but soon decided he didn’t want to burn himself out pulling me around so I went to the front. I thought this could be interesting as Brent was riding pretty good.
When Tom Shultz joined our little group I figured he might be setting me up. We all rode together for a couple laps and I didn’t seem to be able to open up any gaps. Tom took a flyer on the last lap which I couldn’t hang on to but was able to get a gap on Brent which is how we finished.
Tom and Brent are racing 55+ for the first year. I knew that eventually youth would win out but not without a fight.
We had the largest masters field on Sat with 10. Maybe someday there will be a 65+ class.
The following pictures are of Kathleen and her race where she finished 3rd in the 35+ group and 2nd in the 45+ State Champ group. Well done.
|Look at Kat chasing down Bananas|