Friday, September 7, 2012

Pics from race weekend #1

Barrier hopping on Day 1 (Hospice Cross) 

The somewhat sketchy downhill when taken with big speed. Awesome Sauce fun.

Coming through on Lap5 with a big grin of anguish. The "once more up the run up" face.

Hopping barriers with my bud Sean Carter of BikeBike fame.

Finishing slightly spent.

Finishing strong on Day1 @ Hospice Cross

Coming through the corral and pave on Day 2 at Kicking Horse

I have to say that while the course at Kicking Horse was much more technically challenging I sure enjoyed it more. The first day offered a massive run up that destroyed my quads and rendered me completely spent on the last lap. Alternately on Day2 I went off the line much slower and built up momentum until I was feeling great by lap3. The problem was I just didn't get a good warm up in regardless of  riding the course twice prior the event. I need to get on rollers to get my heart rate up and to warm up efficiently. Will try that next race series.  Day two at KH was unbelievable with dirt, mud, wet grass and technical descents littered throughout the course. That was definitely my kind of course. Unfortunately a couple athletes said that racing the AB circuit really does not have any mud so... I will need to find some muddy races  :)

Can't wait for the next races. I'll post my race schedule here shortly. Mostly for you Dad!

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