State cross was the first time I have ever done 2 races the same day, but the opportunity presented its self and I could help myself.
First was Single speed, with the category only having 7 people in it and 5 of them being very fast I instantly was off the back I hung with them to the first barriers and watched Kevin and Brian dismount them at 15+ and remount not missing a beat. So I decided to see how many of the masters (who started a few seconds ahead of us) that I could pick off. I passed several riders and was holding my spot when my left crank arm came off. So I quickly noticed it was unfixable and pocketed the crank arm and took off to finish the lap on one pedal. I did finish on one pedal and as some one later said I was almost able to catch you at the end and I realized you only had one pedal. Single Speed single leg! thats how I roll. I got 6 out of 7 in single speed (finished and wasn't last)
About an hour and a couple beers later (not the best idea) was the Cat 4 race. I started at the back since I registered late and was off the back right away. I did manage to pick several people off during the race and got a real race in with one other rider who I couldn't shake for 4 laps and couldn't let him beat me either (it's a race thing) so last lap came around and I know my strength is hills. So I dropped him on the first hill and kept what little of the hammer was left down. I finished in a hard sprint (with no one) just because I could I guess. I was 18 of 24 and finished on the lead lap at almost an hour.
So race goals always used to be finish and don't be last. I have upgraded them to finish on lead lap and see how many people I can beat. I guess have fun too....
Masters and Single speed race
|Couldn't make the hill with one crank arm|
|Single speeds aren't suppose to have mechanical problems|
Started cat 4 off the back (legs said NO)
The coarse was great
|This is fun ( at least that is how I choose to remember it)|
|The trill is in the Chase|
|Finish line Sprint (even though there was no one close to me)|
|It's bad that his bike is heavier than mine|
|Kids Races are always fun|
|Proud Daddy :)|
Go Monkey Go!