Monday, July 13, 2009

Tipy Tip

Sophia and I made the quick trip to Red Wing for race #5 in the MNCS. I have good memories of this race and love the single track there. Sophia had a good bunch of women to line up against and hit the Hole Shot Ala Hollywood Him Self. As they Sorted out for the single track her place was decided. She rode a great race and pushed it hard,,,, Sixth overall and 1 in her age group. Another good one for her. As for me I was thankful for the call up,,,front row was going to be needed for the fast and flat loop around the grassy top section. Fast dusty and hard to see what was going on.. Just before the single I went to make a move and the rider I was going to pass got close and he hooked his arm on my bar end,,, I was looking for a soft place to go crash but before I had to use that option he got his arm loose. Lap one hurt lots of riders together going fast and blowing off the trails from time to time. Coming in to the Stair way To heaven I got to test my legs with the 34x18 and I was able to climb 90% of it and make some gaps stick. This was my goal now attack all the climbs. Lap 2&3 a good bit of back and forth with riders that were in front and those that were in the rears. Saved just enough for the 4th lap, I had two chasing hard and could see one up front,,,, at the bottom of the longer climb on the back side I buried my self to make a pass and enter the single track in front. It worked. I made through the stair way one more time, I could see the chasers coming and just had to make it hurt... Across the line in 8th place Overall and 2nd in age group. First time in the $$ all season. Great race worked hard felt good,,now a bit of rest and time to get back after it... Thanks to all the great sponsors that have been keeping moving over this season could not do it with out you guys...... Go Fast and Play Loud. Photo SkinnySki.Com


Matt said...

Congrats to the both of you. that dude next to you actually wearing a skin suit?

Super Rookie said...

good job out there.

thanks for the encouragement during the sport race.