a hot week in portland led to dry and dusty conditions for the kruger’s kermese race on sauvie island sunday but the ira ryan cycles cross team showed up and had a great showing. rachel raced women A’s and took third, india raced and won the women B’s with a solid attack around the half way mark with jen powell taking the 10th spot. ryan looked great and overtook a number of racers late in the race to secure 5th and i raced on the official team single speed pit bike and squeaked out a 9th place finish. very good showing for the team and we all wished matt hall could have been there but he is still recovering from a recent broken foot. he will be back soon and flying i am sure.
it was great to see some fantastic crowds and our support crew on the side lines. dan powell and elsa from pdw were there to cheer us on as well as greg from corsa concepts. thanks for the support and encouragement to pedal faster. looking forward to a great season of cross and riding bikes.