Round #7 Kenda NUE (National Ultra Endurance) Series rolled into Dahlonega, GA for what was planned a 100 mile romp on some sweet Georgia single track. Mother nature had other plans and the Fool's Gold 100 turned into a mud slinging classic.
Our southern division of Cow Town were on hand with Joey Locke and Selby Holler taking on the elements and had to use all the MX mud experience to survive the day. A high attrition rate was recorded, but both Joey and Selby finished strong - neither with brakes, but a hell of a smile on their faces.
As you can see by the photo on the right, the "fool's gold" took its toll on bikes and brakes. Fool's Gold is shiny, like real gold, however, unlike real gold, fool's gold (pyrites or mica) is known for its crystalline structure, which makes it usually glittery. Mountain bike racers often notice the shiny mica on their bodies after a race, but at round seven of the National Ultra Endurance (NUE) series, they experienced just how abrasive these little metal flakes can be.
Some good race reports at Greg Rides Trails, I'd Rather Be Mountain Biking, Single Track, DC/MTB and Cycling News.
Selby finished in 42nd place in 7:34 and Joey finished in 99th place in a time of 9:54. Just to finish the event was an accomplishment. I think both are now addicted to endurance racing and have plans to attend some other NUE events and the BURN 24 next year. Maybe we can get them to come up for next years Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey?