Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Fort Custer xc race

Everything in perspective!!!
So lets start with this........
This years course was .4mi longer per lap, 2 laps = .8mi.
Last year, raced my geared bike and took first place in the Sport class.
This year raced the Single speed bike in the Single speed class.....Beat last years TIME
by 6 minutes- Woo-Hoo!! Ended up in 8th place, very tough field.
No medal but very happy with the annual improvement.
I am within striking range of my competitors.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Yankee Springs TT

Sunday April 22, 2007

This was a most excellent- weather weekend!!
Me, Pete and Greg camped at the race location.
The injury to my hand/arm is starting to mend-STARTING-!!
I use the term "starting" loosely.
I can hold on to the bike a little better.
This was my first Single Speed race ever.
So it was a whole new learning curve for me!!
I ended up 10th out of a large field of 42 riders, only 20 seconds out of 7th place.
Not too bad considering the field was loaded up with elite racers.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Pontiac Tme Trial

Sunday April 15th

I all most did not do the race, because of a injury to my hand.
I could hardly hang on to the bike.
Half way through the second lap, my hand and arm went completely numb!!
I was hurting and all over the trail, lost my chain on a uphill climb.
Struggled to put the chain back on with a dis functional left hand.
I just missed 4th place by 7 seconds, lost at least 30 seconds repairing the thrown chain.
Ended up in 5th, championship hopes still alive.