There’s something very rewarding about seeing a friend elevate himself to a new level. I remember when we were cheering ourselves hoarse as McConnell moved into Elite, doing the same as he found his way to the podium in those races, then likewise when he first grabbed the top step against very fast company in that category. So seeing the photos of Mark taking the win at day 2 of Spooky Cross in LA this last weekend wasn’t a new emotion, but it was certainly a new level of that emotion.
Here’s hoping Mark soon gets his next opportunity. All the guy wants to do is race his bike as fast and as often as he can.