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Deidrah's Got The Scoop On Shen-Rock

Hey I’m Deidrah. I am a sophomore at Harrisonburg High School and I race for Shen-Rock, our local high school mountain bike team. We are a part of NICA’s Virginia High School Cycling League.

This team is probably the coolest team you could ever be on!  We are a small team, only thirteen riders to date.  We have a huge amount of coaches; from parents of racers, neighborhood bike shop staff, to local mountain bikers, and enthusiasts, all wanting to get in on the fun. Some days we have more coaches than riders, which gives great one on one lessons.

Our team is quite a goofy group! Everyone is extremely supportive of everyone else. Cheering, giving suggestions, cracking jokes, egging each other on, pushing each other to the brink of death/ suffering, and racing. There’s never a dull moment at practices. Many of us would have never met had it not been for mountain biking.  It’s super cool to have such great friends just because of the love of the same sport.

There are riders of all different levels on our team.  Because of that, we sometimes split up to work on different skills.  This allows you to really work hard on learning something new. It’s actually one of my favorite parts about mountain biking... riding a super crazy trail and maybe not doing so well. Then a couple of practices later, doing it again and seeing how much you have improved. Everyone on our team is always improving.  It makes it incredibly fun to see how much better you are getting on technical sections or how much faster you are getting on that downhill.

Mountain bike practice is something that personally I look forward to every week. No matter how frustrated I am when I start riding that day or how hard and strenuous the practice is, I always end it with a smile on my face.  Really though, how could I not?  It is literally one of the coolest things in the world. 

I also thank my lucky stars that I live in Harrisonburg, VA.  We have some of the best mountain biking in America in our backyard. What could be cooler than that?????  I remember a race last season when a parent came up to me asking where I was from. I told him that I was from Harrisonburg. His response made me smile, “Oh! You’re from where the real mountains are!”  I responded, “Heck yeah we are!!!!!”

So, if you live around Harrisonburg, with the real mountains,and you’re a 6th-12th grader, come JOIN US!!!!!!!  Trust me you won't regret it!

Want to learn more:

Virginia NICA: http://www.virginiamtb.org/

NICA: http://www.nationalmtb.org/

ShenRock Bike Team: kevin@commonwealthrescue.com or Kevin - (540) 478-7662

 

You Need Some New Socks!

Let's help our local NICA mountain bike team and purchase a pair or two of their socks. They are raising money to purchase bike racks for staging their bikes at races and events.

The details from Deidrah:

Shen-Rock is selling awesome Defeet 6" Aireator custom bike socks for only $12 a pair!

We are raising money to purchase bike racks for staging our bikes at our races. This will be much nicer then having over 18 bikes laying around on the ground!

The socks are being made right now and should be ready mid-October. We have a limited supply, so claim a pair before they're all gone! 

We are taking pre-orders now, so that socks will be set aside with your name on them when the shipment arrives.

Would you like a pair (or two)? :)

Please let me know what size(s) shoe and quantities you want and I'll make sure you get these cool socks as soon as they arrive!

If you want to order some socks, or have questions feel free to email me at deidrahv@gmail.com or text, no calling please (i'll be at school) at (540)908-0934

Here's a sneak peak of what the socks will look like!!