Sunday, May 18, 2008
Weekend news / 1st MTB race in years
Thought I'd try something different this weekend and do a MTB race. It's been a few years since I did a race so I thought why not. I figured I might as well really go for it and try a full suspension bike as well.
So we loaded Sully, Scott, Liz, and myself up in the van and headed for St. Jo. We got there early to pre-ride the course and as you can see in the pic we're ready to go.
The race itself was good/bad. I rode OK for the way I felt, which was pretty bad. My throat was so messed up I couldn't tell people that I wanted to go around as we were lapping them. Not that I was going that fast anyway, in fact, I think I started looking forward to going slow waiting for a spot to pass. In the end I fought off cramps (Cam had the same problem) for 6th place overall in the Experts(3rd 40+)
Scott finished his 1st Expert race and Liz had a convincing win in the Expert women's race. Sully had the ride of the day in the Expert race. He was running 3rd on a singlespeed and crashed on a creek crossing bridge near the end of the last lap. He was closing in on Cam and did a major yard sale over the bridge and into the woods. Luckily he's ok, beaten and bloodied, but he got up and finished.
Wonder what the future Mrs. Sullivan thinks about Brad's new passion for MTB racing now? Six days before the wedding and Brad could hardly walk!
So all in all a good time was had by all. It was nice to see Joel, Michelle, Cam, Amber, and the rest of the MTB gang and hang out for a while.
Posted by TP at 10:10 PM