Sunday, April 27, 2008


RATL was a fun race. The freewheelers do a great job promotining races everything ran smoothly. Russ Fogle and the rest of the Freewheelers cat 4 team is racing really well this year. Russ was 2nd the 1st week and 3rd this week and he is only in high school. The 123 race went fairly well for me I made the only substantial break of the day but it didn't stick. The race was fast. Its the first time that I remember lapping about half the field in the race. I was 7th in the field sprint, not to bad but I started to far back because I think I passed 4or 5 people and that is unusual for me. Anyway the big test is next weekend at the 12hrs of Dirt Sweat and Gears in Tenn.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cohutta Version 2

The Cohutta 100, NUE #1. The course was a single loop 100mile mountain bike race. The start was at the 1996 Olympic white water center. It was in the great big canyon, very impressive and beautiful place. The race started out with a 3mile pavement climb, then it went into the single track for about 10-15miles. It was important to get a good start going into the singletract, which would make the day go a lot easier. I was 8th going into the singletract on Ross Clark’s wheel, a good spot we got gapped off on the 1st descent by the rider in front of us I was able to make the front group on the next single tract climb but I came off before the top. Chris Eatough, Jeff Shalk and Floyd Landis were right in front of us. During the singletract section Eatough and 6 others got a gap. After the singletract we came out on to about 70miles of fire road. I was in a group of 3 that didn’t work very well together, because of this we were not able to catch the front group. Overall I was really proud of the way that the day went. I was on the podium in 8th place in my first 100 mile MTB race of the season. It was a great day. Team Lake Effect and Bike Authority have been great and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

Pics Here:
Full Results Here:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Cohutta 100

Quick Report: I ended up 8th in a really good field. It rained for 3hrs of the 7hr race and we finished only 3min slower than last year. Results here:
Full report and pics soon.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Count Down

Well the racing is about to begin in earnest this weekend. E and I are heading down to the Cohutta in Tenn. I think I am ready. This was the first MTB race last year also and it went well so i am back at it. If you are a MTB rider you need to get down and ride there it is one of the most beautiful places that I have been to. Report to come!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Group Ride

Lets do a big ride on Sat. 1st meeting point is @ Riverview and Bath, Botsum trail head at 1000am. 2nd meeting point is the top of Valley parkway and 21 @ 1100am. 100-120km with one attack zone. Be there or be square!