Monday, September 21, 2009

The Trail Of Two Lakes (Mount Snow) Race

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.

4 comments:

Wheels said...

You're killing me with your flats! Nice season, congrats on your final standing.

SMB tech geeks said...

I am so sorry about your flat tyre - maybe you'll have got all the bad luck out of the way this season & next season will be yours for the taking! Best of luck & enjoy cycling just for fun for a change ;0)

Adam S said...

Nice link I'm Stycked your using that word. Too bad about the flat.

mikejoos said...

I’m styked you left a comment about my styked link… and thanks for all the flat tire sympathy.