Sunday, September 14, 2008

Beginner's Luck?

Just got back from the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival. It was my first time and I made the podium. Yes I know I'm wearing the "wrong" jersey according to some of my teammates. Let's just say that I was brought up off the Alterra practice squad for one race. Seriously since Mike Owens of Alterra is the reason I was able to ride this race I figured the least I could do was wear his colors (and my former colors) on the box.

We did the tandem category, as he usually does. I don't usually do the tandem. It was my 4th time on a tandem and the second time off road on one. It was fun but a very different experience going 40mph down a hill with a wet grassy muddy corner at the bottom and no brakes or steering. Mike did a great job keeping us upright . I've been on the front end of a tandem too and it ain't easy muscling that thing around. It's like pedaling a school bus.

Congrats to all the Expo and Alterra peeps who did the race and did very well.

Maybe I'll get to a longer race recap later.