Saturday, June 7, 2008
Hillside Mangler #1
I am sooo not a mountain bike racer. But I will continue to race, because it gives me someone to chase. I kept wanting to stop to take pictures and then I remembered, oh yeah, I'm in a race right now...
There is this really cool trail called Moose Track in the Campbell Tract area. It's a little wider than standard singletrack, but much smaller than the ski trails. The surface is smooth and it winds and twists through the trees, with little rolling bumps here and there. I told Brian that if the race consisted of all Moose Track that I would win for sure.
These photos show the most boring part of the race. I really am not a big fan of riding on the wide ski trails. I like not being able to see what is 20 feet in front of me. It keeps it interesting. The singletrack is where it's at, but I couldn't stop there for fear of getting run over.
My fear was later justified. I got lapped by two of the "Expert" class guys. One of them just missed me as I jumped off my bike and off to the side of the trail. Hmm, I actually believe that this guy might be more interested in winning a race than in NOT hurting someone. Funny thing is, is that he's probably complaining about me on his blog somewhere.
Hey look there's Monkee...