The night " Cross Vegas" race course. Lance Armstrong ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu-2GlpHKu8&feature=related )was in the field and I recorded some bad footage in the blog. I was at " interbike" for 3 days looking at next years products and raced in the " Industry Cup " . A criterium race held form those in the industry. It was crazy chaotic ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHQzSI-U-es&NR=1 , with a lot of wrecks. I made the cut for the finish and wasn't aware it was the last lap and failed to sprint. No excuse for my experience level. The other picture is me and the current National champ " Tylor Hamilton". I came home in time to hit the last crit of the year. Finishing 2nd by a half a bike. No complaints!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Needless to say this was the first cross race of the year. Once again 2nd and I'm happy with that. The winner was 16yrs old and he road away by himself leaving 2 of us chasing him lapping the field in some cases several times. This years XC masters where present and promptly dropped on my MTB from 1998. My CX bike just arrived and brings renewed enthusiasm and raw speed. New 2008 CX bike http://www.redlinebicycles.com/2009-redline/800/Redline_Conquest_Team-800.jpg Results to follow!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
It started with a 100+ riders and a 40 min bus ride up to Bogus Basin. A small ski resort 5000ft above downtown Boise ID. At least I got my first test ride of a course before the race, but 15 miles at eye watering, dust storm speeds didn't allow me to memorize any of the course. I finished 2nd in the experts and 4th overall. Every rider chose there own bike style. Mostly cross country or light weight downhill. When the dust cleared the cross country riders ( hard tails) prevailed. The award ceremony was held at the bicycle park which contains a bmx skate park, mountain bike terrain park and a velodrome under construction. It was held in conjunction with " Trailapolluzza", a festival to raise money for the velodrome. The weekend was unbelievable.