Monday, June 11, 2012

photos from the massanutten hoo haa race
















massanutten hoo haa mountain bike cross country race

this race was more technical and difficult than i thought it would be... the course had a lot of climbing and some of the rock gardens along the ridge of the mountain were challenging to clean however the majority of the course was pretty flowing... it was a hot day (about 90 or so) but thankfully the majority of the climbing was in the shade.

it was a supper stacked field of riders (especially for a local race)... all the guys in the top 5 were very strong riders that i honestly didn't stand a chance of beating...  Jeremiah bishop, nick Waite, a south African wold cup guy, a fast rider from Florida who made the trip up, and Arron Snyder (my team mate)... i was happy with my 7th place finish.




Tuesday, June 5, 2012

more photos from fair hill race

Cam 1st, Me 3rd

Nick

Jay, 1st masters class

John

Sunday, June 3, 2012

fair hill moutain bike race report 6/3/12

3 lap 22 mile cross country race in Elkton MD,mostly flat and smooth and about 80 degrees and twisty single track... this race ended up being fast like a road race... a group of about 15 riders stayed wheel to wheel till the last lap then things broke apart when Cam put in an attack going into the singe track for the last lap... the top 15 or so still finished pretty close together less than 30 second between most riders... the Scott team had good results in the elite/open category... Cam won, i came in 3rd, Jeff Dickey came in 6th, Dylan came in 10th, Nick came in 11th, John came in 17th (out of a field of 42 riders)





 more photos to come

Big spider w/ baby spiders on its back

spider i saw in the shed while riding on the dirt roads this week