July 12th 2008
The course @ Windham mountain was a lot better than the course it replaced in the NORBA national series (sugar mountain). It is a ski mountain so I assumed that it would be a lot of seeps ups and downs. There were some steep down hill parts but the climbs were not as steep as I anticipated.
I appreciated the more gradual climbs (compared to mount snow) it was easier to pace my self. It was also nice to see some of the riders I had been racing against in the regional Root 66 races.
I felt good during the race. I was near last from the start but I was still in the mix. I was slowly catching riders. In the 2nd lap I climbed my way up to Greg Carpender (root 66 rider). While following him down the decant I got a flat tire. I fixed it and continued. By the time I fixed the flat I was in second to last and was more concerned about finishing the race with out getting lapped than getting a good result. As long as I didn’t have any more problems I was pretty much home free but then I flatted again. Walking my way down the mountain I was able to see the race unfold. Tulouse (spelling?) and Craig were battling it out for the win.
I hung out with fellow bikeman riders John burns and Sean Daley and got some photos from their races.
|Anna was there|
|Went to a very nice art gallery and snagged free snacks and some champagne|
|Watching the tour.|
|Playing mini-golf (came in 2nd)|
|Place we stayed, stayed with Anna & John|
|Shepard w/ beer bottles, lush.|