Sunday, October 22, 2006

BEECHWOOD & CAMROCK


The guys at Big Ring Racing know how to throw a party, and with word of new singletrack added to the course i made it a point to hit this event again this year. Last year Creepy, Goat and i perfected the singlespeed trifecta at the inaugural Beechwood Blaster. This year it was all on me to keep the SS winning tradition alive. Shotgun start, moved into the lead shortly after the prologue through the field and never looked back. Conditions were the same as last years race, but a persistent light rain made the 3rd & 4th laps more fun/challenging. The mile or so of new singletrack sections they added ROCK. Finished up in a little over 2hrs with Sam Wellskopf a couple minutes behind in 2nd and Lirette rounding out 3rd. Thanks to Kevin for the gloves. Thanks to Mike and the Big Ring crew for throwing a hellafun event. I drank plenty and ate too much and it don't get no betta than that!

Cross today. Do we have to go there? My re-debut to the 2s. Legs were flat as soon as we hit the mud and i was off the back after the first lap. Spent a couple more laps pondering my existence. Eventually saturdays effort started to clear out of my legs as i picked off some blown riders. Felt better as the race went on but ran out of laps. Had a good last lap race with this guy. Finished around 10th. Looks like i won't have to worry about cross until after Iceman now, but i'll be back.

4 comments:

mountaingoat said...

Nice job putting the SS's out there. I'll be back next week for Washington park. You going to miss that one?

RonSta said...

We have to fly out that night, don't think i'll have time to make the race and get to the airport in time.

MTB Girl said...

Nice job at Beechwood. I think that would have been a little more fun than "mudfest" at Whitewater.

Sarah Lukas said...

beechwood does indeed look like a lot of fun. some nice singletrack.