The Anniston night race is probably my favorite bike race. Not just cross but all of it. The best atmosphere, the biggest crowds, and the fastest fields. Maybe not the best music but that’s all subjective. (Bob Seger- Night Moves for real?) The course was really fast. There was a lot of pack style racing because of all of the wind out there in the flats. A couple of steep climbs and the traditional sand pit were the spots where a lot of the gaps happened.
Bici had a solid crew out there. Zach and Lee rode the Singlespeed while Nathan, Taylor, and Daniel raced the 4’s. Our lone Junior William had a solid ride for 4th in the Junior Boys race. Super stoked to see him come out every week. Kate and Anna repped for us in the Women’s races. Kate was having a great race until she crashed on one of the off camber turns and had some mechanical issues. Anna held down 2nd place in the Women’s 4 race for her first podium of the season. Get em Anna!
We had 6 guys line up for the Men’s 3 race. Sam and Boris were able to hang on for 2nd and 3rd behind one of the Georgia guys meaning Sam brought home the Alabama State Championship. Brap! David, Alan, and Jonathan finished 9th, 10th, and 11th. Ross came in a little bit later feeling the effects of traveling every week for work.
The after party at Mellow Mushroom was a great time with Back 40 Brewing giving out some pints and everyone telling war stories from their race. Great job to Wig, Curtis and the rest of the Anniston crew. Can’t wait to do it next year.