Kona’s weekend of Grassroots Cyclocross

Unless you were living under a rather large rock you would probabley be aware that in the Northern hemisphere Cross’ season is well and truly upon us. This weekend two of our Super Grassroots riders and one son of a long time staff member all landed themselves on various podiums across North America.

Screen-Shot-2015-11-02-at-10.05.59-AMNew Mexico based Super Grassroots rider Nicolas Lemke kicked things off in Lafayette, CO on Saturday at the Schoolyard Cross event taking 5th in the stacked Open Senior Mens category. Sundays race didn’t go quite as well, but he backed up Saturdays performance with an 8th place in Boulder, CO at the Feedback Cup.

IMG_20151031_142524814_HDRDown in Flagstaff, Arizona enduro shredder Scott Countryman grabbed his Kona Explosif and entered the one and only cyclocross race in town. He raced the Pro/1/2/3 first and finished 5th, just off the three man podium, but made up for that competing in the 3/4 race and winning it!

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Dillen Mauer had an awesome weekend in Cincinnati, OH racing the UCI C1 at Kingswood park and the Pan American Champs at Devou Park. He managed to pull off 20th in the U23 PanAms in the most aggressive and fastest field he’d ever raced in. 

Screen-Shot-2015-11-02-at-10.05.32-AMAnd back in Vancouver, Seth Cox (son of longtime Kona employee Dik Cox) had a stella day at the ultra wet Pumpkin Cross racing the Intermediate Men’s category. After five intense and muddy laps he pulled of a second place missing first by Just 28 seconds .