Friday, November 04, 2005
Shivers Shakes and Spins
Been thinking alot about the Tidewater Mountain Bike Challenge. I really had no appeciation for the history of the event. This was the 18th straight year! Not many MTB races have been around that long. I GPS'd the course at the pre-ride and finally down-;oaded the track. It showed 1100 feet of climbing per 4.5 mile lap. At first that seemed a bit high but it probably isn't THAT far off. The course was REALLY spectator friendly and I even saw Santy Claus (in disguise) in the crowd:
He actually bought a t-shirt on his way out and said he really enjoyed watching the race. He also saw me stack it I think on lap 4 or 5 in between those logs ----> . By then there was virtually no dirt left on the approach or exit to 'em. That's my excuse and I'm stickin' to it. Actually the real reason I dumped it was I saw him there and said "Watch this!" BRAAAP - BAAAAAAAAAAAAM
To get a nice view of Back Bay:
Hope everyone is feelin' fine!