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After a month off with a broken wrist, Macky is finally back on the mountain bike. To really put his wrist to the test (and see if he is race ready!) Syd & Macky hit up Angel Fire Bike Park for some rough and rowdy bike park laps. Trails were in primo condition and it was so much fun!
Compared to past years, Macky & Syd are racing way less in June and July. Why? Because in the past they’ve really struggled with burn out in late August and September. So, with the hope of pacing themselves a bit more, they lightened their race schedule in mid-summer (which was hard, because there are sooo many races in June and July!). That doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy, though!
Syd raced the Angel Fire Enduro Cup in early June (Macky’s wrist was still healing), and placed 7th, which she was very pleased with – especially considering she took a wrong turn on the first stage and had to rerun it. OOPS! Macky’s broken wrist healed remarkably quickly, so we were both able to race a few weeks later in Crested Butte. Syd, unfortunately, got a flat tire, which cost her a few spots, but Macky had a great first race back, even taking a stage win!
Seen above was taken after a great couple days of pre-riding, Syd raced the second round of the Enduro Cup at Angel Fire Bike Park. Unfortunately Syd had a bit of a snafu on the first stage, but held it together and had a solid weekend with some seriously stiff competition.