The Trail of Two Lakes, SERIES FINAL
Mount Snow, West Dover, VT
Sept 20, 2009
I thought I saw about 15 names on the registration but I must horrible at counting because I think only 7(?) of us were at the start line. Officially the smallest turn out of the year (in the root 66 series pro /cat1). There were some huge turn outs in the beginning of the season (30+ feilds and big names). I was styked about the progress. I thought mountain biking was making a comeback but progress really slowed down for these last few races.
It was three lap, 6 mile race; there were several new sections that I had never raced before at mount snow. The conditions were perfect; It was just how I like it dry and cool (65 degrees). Most of the races this year have been supper muddy. I believe this is only the second race of the 13 races I did in the series that I didn’t get covered in mud (the other being fat tire classic and that one was wicked hot).
I had an ok race. I was very close to getting a 3rd place and getting my first podium of the year. I had a 40 second gap on 4th place but just before the last lap decent I got a flat and was passed by 3 or 4 guys putting me in last or second to last.
This was the last race of the root 66 series so the overall results and winners were determined. In my category(pro/cat1) here’s how it looked…
1 Seamus Powell
2 John Foley
3 Mike Mooradian
4 Mike Joos
5 Kevin Hines
6 Joshua Wilcox
7 Mike Rowell
8 Nathan Ringquist
9 Thom Parsons
10 Greg Carpenter
Congratulations Seamus!!! He got really fast this year.
It’s the end of the racing season for me but I still hope to do a lot more riding with friends and bike trips. Next week I am going to WA DC to a wedding and bringing my bike along. Hopefully their are some nice trails down there to rip.