Area teens make strong showing in series finale |

Area teens make strong showing in series finale

It was spectacular Fall weather in Weaverville last weekend, with the kind of conditions mountain bikers dream about.

The leaves covered the spectrum of colors at harvest time, and after raining most of the week and then snowing at the higher elevations, the skies cleared and left the downhill course tacky and ready to take a pounding.

Four area teens raced their way to the podium in the Lagrange Fall Classic.

Graeme Pitts, 17, riding for Dark Horse Racing team, earned second place in the Junior Expert Downhill Division with an overall 12th place in a field of about 100, including pro and semi-pro riders.

David Lowe, 16, placed 1st in the Beginner Downhill Division with Greg Hermansen, 17, following closely in second place.

Nate Byrom, 16, gave his usual stellar performance in four grueling events over the weekend.

Byrom took first in Cross Country Jr. Expert, first in Short Track Jr. Expert, and second in Super D Jr. Expert. A serious crash in his second Downhill run, in the last event of the weekend, kept him from the podium in that event.

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