Please pardon the proud papa post. :)
About a year ago my wife turned to PdC with a post about our daughter's discouraging experience as a newbie on her high school's mountain bike racing team. Thanks to all of you who took the time to chime in on that post.
She ended up having lots of fun at the 2009 races, and even nabbed the last qualifying spot for US Nationals for her age group thanks to her consistency.
Well, she did loads of riding during the off-season, and yesterday was all about the PODIUM BABY!!!!!! [youtube]
Third place, and a first-class ticket to racing in varsity (top category) next year!!! :D :D :D
We're all just tickled and had to share. Thanks in advance for this intrusion on the regular PdC bandwidth.
(Next race in two weeks! Wooo!!)