Sunday, September 7, 2008

Landmine Mountain Bike Race 2008

This course was one large 26 mile lap, super fast for the first half and super rooty and rocky for the second half.  I went all the way from hero to zero in this race. Great start, led for the first 5 miles, I was caught by a rider from Bikebarn (the big bike shop in the area). We switched off for a while then he put in an attack on a technical climb and I couldn’t hang.   My technical riding was good but his fitness was better than mine.   Soon after he dropped me I got a flat and I had a bit of a problem fixing it.  By the time I did everyone in my category had passed me.  I through in the towel and just rolled in.  Turns out I had a better day than my team mate John Burns had a bad fall on one of the wood bridges breaking his handlebar (I don't trust carbon handlebars; neither dose John after that experience).