Today marks my 1 month anniversary of when I started racing and I'm slowly seeing improvements. I'm starting to ride smarter, along with riding harder. My gates are getting better, but still need a lot of work. By gates, I mean getting myself balanced at the gate, standing before it drops.
Saugeen Shores was a blast, the track was different from what I was used to. The hill is a lot steeper and the straights seemed longer. I competed against 3 other girls which included Christine Schiavone and Barbara Frost (I'm sorry, I don't know the other girls name!). I qualified 3rd, 2nd and finished 2nd in the main after Christine. The two pictures below were taken by Lori Cunningham.
Saugeen Shores is a really cool town to race in, the track was next to a concrete park and 15 minutes away was Lake Huron. It was a great weekend and worth the 3 hour drive each way.
@MagnoliaBMX yeowwww!! Awesome to see you shredding the BMX track!
— Caroline Buchanan (@CBuchanan68) July 15, 2013
Yesterday after work, I raced in Milton, ON and got 2nd place - after Christine of course. These ladies have been super supportive and the family vibe has been awesome. If you're in the area, Milton's track 2000 will be having a ladies clinic at 10AM on Saturday July 27th. If you're interested in making it out, check out http://www.mbmxracing.com for more information.
Left to right: Christine Schiavone, Barbara Frost, Me and Danielle Bernardi-Fisher - We're all really sweaty.