Kate just returned from a weekend of moto racing at the Boise Ridgeriders Idaho City 100.
First a bit of background: The Boise Ridgeriders Idaho City 100 is an endurance off-road motorcycle race. 400 racers competed in two days of racing and covered over 100 miles of singletrack and 2-track northeast of Boise each day. Racers started three at a time in a time trial like start with 1 minute intervals between racers. Time checks throughout the course along with special test sections determined winners. On time arrivals to the check points and quick completion of the special test sections help racers avoid penalties – which is how they win races.
Kate’s Race: Kate raced in the women’s A class – which, in the mountain bike racing language, is like racing in the expert category (but not pro-category). On Saturday, Kate finished 2nd in her category.
“I got off to a slow start during the first 50 miles and made an error in calculating when I was supposed to arrive at a time check and that cost me a large penalty.”
But on Sunday, Kate finished 1st.
“I felt great the first fifty miles, but was pretty tired during the last half of the race.” Riding in her Klim kit, Kate rode for over 6 hours and stopped for fuel 2 times each day.
“I did really well in the technical special test sections. My home turf riding in the Big Hole Mountains around Victor, Idaho is very technical and rocky and totally prepared me for those loose rocky special test sections.”
Kate is enjoying riding a new dirt bike this year telling me “my new bike is great – the power is awesome and it is very smooth.”
Before the race, Kate handed out bars to other racers and their families. She also met Ian Blythe, an accomplished young racer. Kate loves meeting people at enduro moto races, “This is such a great community and people have been really supportive and open to Kate’s Real Food bars at these races. And the Boise Ridgeriders put on a great event.”