Kate’s Tram Bar Athlete, Brian Garrahan, just took first place at Round 2 of the AMAâ€™s West Coast Hare Scrambles! After winning the overall title last year, Brian is motivated to defend his title, and looks like he’s on his way. The impressive thing about this race (besides the fact that he was 57 seconds ahead of the next rider) was that the course was a muddy disaster, but it didn’t seem to faze Brian. “It had been raining and snowing right up to the dayÂ before, and the course was full of mud. I feel that gave me an advantage over other racers whoÂ may not consider those to be optimum conditions.â€
The race, which took place February 23, is part of Â theÂ AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles series. These races are conducted on long, marked-loop courses throughÂ woods or desert and over rugged natural terrain. Events feature a designated number of laps orÂ time limit, typically two hours. Competitive riders not only need to be fast, they must beÂ physically fit to maintain a race pace for hours. Oh, and they must be willing to get completely covered head to toe in mud! Just check out the photos below:
Way to go, Brian!