Saturday, September 29, 2012

Boss Cross #1

Rick Barrett and I did our best to represent Cow Town in the CAT3’s at Boss Cross #1.  I haven’t seen the results posted online, but I think they had about 34 starters.  I, unfortunately, was the last to line up.  Rick had a great starting position and was off with the leaders.  The course was pretty narrow on the first corner and if you weren’t in the front group, you had to almost come to a complete stop.  So, I ended up chasing the whole day.  Since the course was not very technical, but fast, it looked like to me, that where you lined up is about where you finished.  Rick trashed his rear derailleur and was not able to finish and I managed to make my way up to 27th.  Not a great showing, but it was my first CAT3 race since I upgraded back in 2009.  It’s great to be back racing and hope to get a better starting position and finish tomorrow.   

I didn’t see all of the race, because I was warming up, but I think Tim Greene pulled out a 12th place finish in his Master’s race.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall is a Great Time for Fat Tires

Fall just may be the best time to ride your mountain bikes and we are very lucky that in the Midwest we have plenty of events to attend.  The Fat Tire fun starts this weekend with the Double Ogg Dare followed up on Sunday with UFD's East/West showdown - Rhett's Run MTB Race.  The first weekend of October gives us an opportunity to Take a Kid Mountain Biking and head down to the lake for another Warsaw Mountain Bike Madness event.  Next up is the longest running endurance event in Missouri as the ever popular Burning at the Bluffs races into the night.   Speaking of racing into the night, we have a new exiting event that is taking place on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  The Wyco's Revenge Mountain Bike Race is set to challenge us all and provide a fun filled day of riding.  The Wyco's Sprint event finishes up before nightfall, but the Full Wyco will go into the night so charge up those lights.  Our busy MTB month concludes with the Berryman Trail Epic. 

The busy Fat Tire calendar....

9/29/12 - Double Ogg Dare -
9/30/12 - Rhett's Run -
10/6/12 - Take a Kid Mountain Biking -
10/7/12 - Warsaw Mountain Bike Madness -
10/13/12- Burning at the Bluffs-
10/20/12 - Wyco's Revenge MTB Race -
10/27/12 - Berryman Trail Epic -