By Richard Bell
Musquodoboit Harbour cycling whiz Mackenzie Myatt, now in her 1st year on the bicycle racing team at Savannah College of College of Art and Design (the Atlanta campus), finished 6th on January 4 in Hartford, Connecticut at the 2017 USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclo-Cross Nationals.
On a rain-soaked muddy track that Myatt described beforehand as “a hot mess,” Myatt showed in her first big cyclo-cross race that she was a competitor to be reckoned with in cyclo-cross as well as mountain biking, where she won a number of collegiate races last fall and finished third in the U.S. Collegiate National Mountain Bike Championship on October 22.
In a post on Facebook, Myatt poked fun at her experience riding in mud: “There was a bit of a frenzy about the course conditions being so ridiculous, and I'm not much of a runner, but you know you love something when you end up grinning sliding around in the mud when you're supposed to be ON the bike.” Although she missed the podium, Myatt wrote, “I had a hoot doing it. And that’s what it’s all about right? Happy legs, happy Kenz.”