What a season!!!!!! The NUTTS ended this year with a bang at Mightyman Regional Championships, finishing better than ever before in the NECTC point series!
The weekend started with a nice late-morning departure of 8:00am on Saturday. I am proud to report that we did not forget Imelda this time! All 11 racers, super-coach "Stage," and more importantly, our bikes, made it to the ferry with much time to spare. The rest of the days travel into Montauk was rather uneventful other than Stage going insane driving at the speed limit and certain glam bikes (who shall remain unnamed) getting cozy in the van. We arrived at what we once fondly referred to as the "creepy cabins" to find that we had been upgraded from creep to fancy status, and got to stay in the main house!
There's nothing quite like waking up to complete darkness with rain spitting and mud squishing. Except of course, waking up to that and then jumping into a pond. The clouds did not let up for the collegiate racers but thankfully, that worked to our advantage because no one ended up with weird tan lines from our sick-nasty NU temp tats. On the gals' side, Imelda KILLED IT once again and placed 4th overall!!! Smalls snuck right into 13th, beating out most of the female BUTTS (ha!), followed by Alyssa, Amber and Patt5e. For the guys, Tims came in awesomely at 18th, followed by Owen, Clayton, Eric and Zach!!! Special shout-out to Zach for owning his first collegiate race ever at Regionals. Fun fact, his bike pouch was a neatly taped up plastic bag, and his "GU" (if you will) was a Nature Valley Bar, slightly unwrapped and taped for ultimate aero-ness. All in all, the NUTTS had a FANTASTIC day and even more importantly, a KILLER season!!!! The female NUTTS placed THIRD OVERALL
(up from 8th last year), the male NUTTS placed EIGHTH OVERALL
(up from 15th last year) and the team as a whole moved from 8th last year to FOURTH!!!!!
Other important updates-- Anastasia's fanny pack has officially developed a mind of its own and Amber is now the proud owner of a purple pepper plant! Also, Eric needs to speak less. Also, her fanny pack has a twitter. Follow it.
Great job to EVERYONE this season, and thank you for making this the best season yet and continuing to make our team stronger!!!
Take a look at this bad boy!Special thanks to Patt5e for writing this awesome race summary!