Only at the Halloween CX race in Milwaukee would you see this!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
It's been a while since I've ridden the Muir trails. Wow I love the changes to some sections of the blue trail. Fast and flowy. Mrs. Bikesafer and I had some spare time so we just goofed around for the afternoon. In case you're wondering the orange vest is to protect us from deer hunters, that's right they allow people to hunt right on and around the trail system. Doesn't sound too safe, but we made it out alive this time.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Also known as Oh My God! Which was what Mrs. Bikesafer said when she saw me in the lead for the first time during the 40+ Cat 4 race at Lapham Peak. Believe me, no one was more surprised than me that I was there. I kind of enjoyed the view out front, but I knew then and really know now that I stayed there too long. It was just 2 or 3 of us for about 2 or 3 laps, with a gap ranging from 100 feet to a couple hundred yards on the next guys, at least when I was looking back.
After coming through and being told 2 more laps, the guy following me went into the weeds at the next corner, so I pegged it thinking I could get a nice gap. Well by the next corner at the end of the long straight, he was right back on so I dialed it back, knowing that even at that pace I had little chance of winning if I just pulled for 2 laps. But I'm relatively new to this whole cross thing so I rode as fast as I could without blowing up and came home with a 3rd. I can live with that, especially since I did it all on a 20 year old touring bike. I can't wait for the next cross race, even though I don't hold out a lot of hope of repeating my performance next time, but hey it was cool to hear Mrs. Bikesafer so happy, maybe I can do it again.