Congratulations to everyone on an unbelievable race Sunday. This was the first NorCal High School Mountain Bike race for over half our team and the first for Den as our new coach!  Five Tam High althletes were on the podium.
Tam High has never had a girl on the podium before and we had THREE yesterday. 
In Sophmore girls Anna-Sofie Whalen took the WIN and Danielle Howard was right behind in 4th. Anna-Sofie will be wearing the NorCal Leader Jersey for the next race!
Tam High had seven girls racing in the Junior Varsity category, four of them were racing for the first time and ALL finished! In her second season racing, Lisa Martinez reached the podium in 4th place.   
Our Freshman boys were especially dominant.  Clayton Puckett took 2nd, Elliot Grant 5th, and Will Castenada was 10th.  All three will get called up at the next race, which will be a huge relief for Clayton…
In Sophmore Boys, Sean McGuiness took 7th and will get a 2nd row call up next race.  That is 25 places higher than his finish at this race last year!
We are really happy and proud of everyone, even those of you who had problems and either didn’t finish or finished well behind where you could have because of mechanical or other issues.  These are all learning experiences and we will learn from them and improve.
Everyone, please try to get out for an easy spin today.  No climbing, just ride the bike path or get in a Paradise loop.  Your legs will recover much faster if you can do this. 
We will have our normal ride on Wednesday, but in addition, this week we would like to hold an extra ride Thursday or Friday depending on what works best for most of you.  Our next race is in 13 days, which means, that this is our only chance to get some real riding in before we start tapering again.  Please comment or email etc your availability for Thur/Fri. 
Thank you so much to all parents and ride leaders who traveled with the racers to the venue, helped us set up (and take down) our new tent and trainers, provided food for our athletes and cheered them all on. We were proud that our team stepped up to fill eight NorCal  volunteer jobs. Let’s keep up the momentum!
Great job everyone!!!  
Den, Christy and Nancy
Freshman Division 1 Boys (Congrats Elliot and Clayton!)



Sophmore Girls (Congrats Anna-Sofie and Danielle!)




JV Girls (Congrats Lisa!)