Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Thanks to Mike Dawson for the great photo!
I have raced at Sylvan Springs 3 times now, twice last year and once this past Sunday. I love that place. The elevation change in that little park makes for some fun races and very interesting courses.
I'd say this past Sunday was the best course yet. Hard, yes. But fun and challenging as well.
And, I pretty much sucked. I finished 12th out of 25 guys. I felt like I was going pretty well, but I just couldn't crack the top ten. But as I always say: It's better to look marvelous than it is to feel marvelous!
Alright! Gateway Cross Cup is Sunday and there is a masters class there. It will be a hard masters class, but at least it will be all old guys and I can see what it's like to race a big 'cross race.
Onward and upward!
Friday, October 18, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Thanks again to Mike Dawson for the fine photos!
The Bubba series started Sunday at the fine little place in Valley Park known as Simpson Park. I didn't have high hopes because frankly, the course was too fast for my skill set, especially since the Bubba races are Open and not masters. But after 9 or 10 laps (I have no idea how many laps we did) my attitude had changed. The dusty switchback corners had become more treacherous and bike handling did come into play enough to make my race pretty solid. I ended up 9th out of 25. Not exactly dicing it out for the win, but I did get to spar with some good guys along the way.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Thanks again to Mike Dawson for the great photos!
I absolutely love racing the Superprestige CX races put on by Wild Trak Bikes. This year I missed the first race, but did La Vista and caught the final race at Gordon Moore today. Since I have been doing so well in the Masters races lately, I felt big in my britches today and went out on a mission. The GM course suits me the least out of the Alton courses, with it's long, fast straights and easy turns. I did get to bunnyhop another barrier every lap again this week, so there's that to be happy with. I fought it out with two fast guys and never quite shook them off. I shouldn't have raced like that. Too much leading, too many small attacks that didn't get me anywhere, and underestimating the other riders' strengths. I ended up second.
Onward and upward.