Racing with my two kids is definitely a memorable experience. The heatwave in the Midatlantic region is brutal and made this XC race, essentially up and down a ski slope, extra hard. My son, 15 but racing U19 broke through with a two lap race and top 10. My daughter, 13, pushed herself and finished strong on the most challenging conditions yet. The Chipwich (vanilla ice cream in between two chocolate chip cookies) was a fitting reward for all of us. Race data: 14.1 miles, 1549 ft of ascent, max hr 172, ave 141, norm pwr 192. Stages Left side on XT crank, Trek FS Super Fly.