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… some big names… regional fast guys…cycling dirt was doing interviews and race coverage…I was styked about the progress…and I thought the root 66 series was becoming a big deal and mountain biking was making a comeback… but progress really slowed down for these last few races…attendance got pretty low…but still progress I suppose because it was on average still better than previous years (@ least in the pro/cat1 category)…
anyways…. back to the race…
I liked the course…it was three, 6 mile laps... each lap was about twice as long as the east cup race I had raced earlier in the year...there were several new sections that I had never raced before at mount snow…the fact that the conditions were like perfect was probably a large factor in why I i enjoyed racing this course so much …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….i was a bit of a bummed but I suppose not a big deal in the larger scheme of things.
Seamus Powell won the race
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.