Sunday, July 16, 2006
MR. BIGG GOES TO CR
Alterra. Crystal Ridge. Franklin. Humid. Hot. Alpha Trail. Craters. Classic.
Pegged the start wednesday nite style, 4th wheel over the hill and hang on. Settled in 8-10th when it all sorted out in lap one. Phillips and AJ checked out early. Rode the first 2 laps in a tight group of 6-7 with B.Matter, Lenss, Maciej, Jackhammer, Marko and Jesse. Some guys faded some advanced. 3rd lap i started to feel the heat. Dropped off abit and rode with Maciej. Gapped him on the last two climbs, then Drankus caught me in the last lap. I pulled through the lower section, he recovered after the craters climb. I countered on the grassy climb, rode out the downhill then gassed everything left up the finish hill for a solid 7th. Home course advantage? I'll take what i can get. Actually locals fared quite well. Props to Mike P on the big W! Lori pulled a 3rd, Goat 16th, Lirette 2nd in comp and Tbone did alright too. Big thanks to Nichole for the icy cool handups. Thanks also to Russell and the whole Hayes team, the Bubba clan, Brittany, Randy and anyone else who threw water at me. Sorry if i missed anyone, i'm spent.