Wednesday, August 25, 2010

And who was the ace at Ace

Well pistol slingers I believe it was our big man Jeremy. He brought home a hard earned 1st place finish. The rest of the crew didn't do to bad either. We had the usual Ace antics on our side as well. Just maybe one day there will be course marshalls that know what is going on. Results are as follow.

Jeremy 1st
Stephen 3rd
Josh 7th
Sean 8th

Scott 4th

Anthony 6th

Hope to see you all at the home town throw down. Coppers baby.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Catch Up before the next one.

So, it has been awhile and there are results that need posting and pictures that need looking. The first race to discuss is the wonderfull Black Bear on August 1st. Oh what a race. Think we all forgot how tough it was. Needless to say we got there about 10 minutes before the start, that didn't help. Here are the results for that one.

Expert Jeremy 2nd
Stephen 3rd
Sean 6th
Scott 8th

Moving on to the more recent race of the Dirt Derby. Was far and oh so hot. The sport and beginner riders lucked out and only had to do one lap. While myself and the other experts had to do two. Which at this point the sky opened up and left some standing water on the trails. Oh such great fun. Here are the results for that one.

Stephen 4th

Tim 8th
Scott 9th

Next up the is weekend is Ace. Hope to see you all there.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Big Bear Ultra/ Appalachia Visited

So this is an extra special because you get two races all wrapped up in one post. Scott and I hit up the Big Bear Ultra the week of 08/07. It was a very pleasant day for the beginning of August which made for some pretty sweet racing conditions. Scott raced the Ultra-Light distance and ending up going home with one of those Big Bear Steins for nabbing 5th place. This was my second year racing the Ultra and I was determined to put in a better showing from last year's cramp/sufferfest. Don't be fooled by the picture above, I felt pretty good through 45 miles and ended up taking 37 minutes off my time from last year, placing 11th in the Open/Expert class.

The following Saturday it was off to Rowelsburg where I was the solo-MotownVelo member to enter the Appalachia Visted Road Race. There was rain, two big climbs, a sreaming downhill, and a whole slew of scattered 1/2/3's on the course. I was able to keep with the lead group for the first few miles of the ending 6 mile climb. After that gravity and wimpy legs took over and I finished the race in 7th place.