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Discussion: Balance bike race

in: AliC; AliC > 2019-06-17

Jun 18, 2019 7:34 PM # 
That sounds super cute! How old are the kiddos competing?
Jun 18, 2019 9:31 PM # 
Totally! =) For the 'Cat 3' = one lap only it was ages 1-3 and all those kids were on balance bikes (and parental help allowed). Cat 2 is how many mini-loops you can do in 5 min and that had kids 3-8, some on balance bikes, some pedal bikes, no parents.
Jun 18, 2019 9:43 PM # 
What category is the adult balance bike competition, and are you allowed to use your balance bike as a projectile?
Jun 20, 2019 4:48 PM # 
No and they are pretty permissive of what sort of bike you ride at this race, there were cross bikes and fat-tire bikes in addition to mountain bikes in the race, but didn't see any adult balance bikes.

That said, I totally scooted myself over the tops of some steep rollers balance-bike style! Helped that I was using flat pedals.
Jun 21, 2019 1:21 PM # 
That sounds adorable! Glad she is figuring it out :)

Also yay for short track mtb! That stuff is paiiiinful
Jun 21, 2019 9:34 PM # 
Totally =) def. a good workout. And I won Women's Cat 3! Improvement over last year when I was 6/13 the first time I tried short track. (Racing cross in the fall totally helped.)

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