Monday, October 25, 2010

Smithville CX

Smithville CX this Sunday was a blast! By far my favorite course to date, they did a better job than last year and I thought that was a good course…
We were all down in numbers: the usual suspects, Hippy, BradBob, Hoppe, JP and myself… Out of the woodwork came Spenser, Jimbo and Joel, all came out to race…

I did the 3 / 4’s first, got a second row start but made it to the top 5 on the hole shot... Well kind of, actually I was 4 back about 10 feet from the end of the pavement when we all were going to take the hard left, when some dude came flying in on the inside of the corner, locked his breaks (which is a feat with cantilever breaks) and proceeds to fall flat on his arse right in front of me… You have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!! Dude, it’s a 40 min race, chill out man…. What kills me is 1. the dude wasn’t even that fast 2. Were racing in the 3 /4's..... Anyway, its about this time I am a little wound up and holding back a verbal assault on this guy when five or so guys go right by me while I am waiting for this dude to get up… Not a great start…

I managed to pick some of the guys off during the race and ended up 6th… That’s just the way things go sometimes.. Felt much better than the week before at Boulevard Cup. I think the course helped us MTB fellas out a bit since it required some technical skills instead of just straight up wattage….

Second race was an hour later and I raced Singlespeed. I actually held on to the leaders for quite a while this race (much better than last week)… Was having some fun with things until I pulled an endo trying to put a dollar in my shorts from the dollar tree…. Yes, it was a little embarrassing, JP was right there to witness the debacle… You know it took me the rest of the race to make up the two spots I lost messing around… Wish it was at least a 5 or a 20 spot, I think that would have been more respectful, or maybe a beer hand up… Finished the race in 4th, one spot off the podium… Damn…

I think everyone had a blast. Hoppe was the big winner on the day taking 1st in his masters race! Good job dude! I am racking my brain on how to keep up with you….

JP, Hippy, Brad I think did well… I hope they feel that way… Jimbo made it out for this first and hopefully not last CX race of the season….

Also Spenser and Joel made it out… It was good to see you guys out there, hope to see you some more…

See for yourself... RESULTS and PIC"S......

Found this VIDEO... Us slow fellas...
Another VIDEO from the Mens Open Race... Bunch of fast dude here, thats for sure....

Hippy Ready to roll...


Hoppe up the hill!
 JP at the beach
 Myself looking devilishly handsome in my new kit
 Hippy movin like a man 1/2 his size
 Spenser up the hill with is steel SS!
 Joel's first race I think..
 JIMBO!!!!!
 Brad on the hippy's heels!!
Peace!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great job you guys! Fun seeing everyone and hanging out at the race. We are all pretty dang competitive now and Hoppe is jus in a league of his own! See you all soon!
JP

Anonymous said...

Not racing again until Nov. 6th and 7th! Two weeks of training and the count down to Jingle Cross is on....Whoelse is making the trip up North?
JP

choppe said...

Jingle Cross here we come! Hope we can get a good group together for that one.
Great racing yesterday guys! What a blast that course was and a great turnout from the local boys! Hard to beat a good cx race!
CH

Anonymous said...

Actually that was Joel's 2nd race, he did the first Boss Cross with Derrick. We should be out this weekend at Boss Cross.

Emma

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, I know most of the trail work guys are doing the pussycross thing, but I dont think that they should just totally forget the mtb trails! They look horrible right now!


Disappointed

Anonymous said...

I blew corny north last Friday, so bite me. Cross IS more fun than trail work! Besides, with cross season here in full swing, who the hell is trail riding anyway? The trail hippie

Anonymous said...

That would be CORBY north

JDOUG said...

Hey, we have all kinds of equipment... If your that dissapointed, do something about it...

I rode Krug a week ago and it looks fine...

Anonymous said...

I have ridden GS recently, and except for one HUGE tree it is fine. I agree with JDoug, if you don't like it, fix it!

Emma

Anonymous said...

UHH.. are you serious? Thats the response I get? Apparently, you guys only keep up the trails for yourselves and when you dont need them YOU let them got to hell! THATS NICE!


Majorly Dissappointed

Anonymous said...

Why don't you tell us what trail you are having issue with, and what said issue is? I personally have biked on the girl scout and corby north trails in the past two weeks. Didn't realize there were issues on other trails because I haven't been on them, so I can't vouch for condition.

Emma

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summer said...

I have ridden North and Girl Scout recently. There is a tree down and some weed wacking that could be done on Girl Scout, but it is totally OK to ride otherwise. North could use some fixing of the majorly rutted out cemetery hill, but it's been like that for quite some time now. North also has some loose spots in a few corners (yes, i wiped out sideways on one of them). I hiked part of South the other day and it seemed fine to ride as well. I have not been to Brownie or Krug lately. I hear Krug is fine though. So, really what's the issue with the trails?

Anonymous said...

I rode North GSC and Krug yesterday , besides leaves and some small branches (That I removed very easily) the trails were fine. GSC has a tree down that has been down for awhile and I will cut it up on Saturday. Its damn near November and someone is bitching about trail conditions? Enjoy your rides! Quit concentrating on the negatives, you might be alot happier in the long run. And by the way , I would gladly pay your entry fee to the cross race on saturday if you want to see how much of a "Pussy Cross" they are ! Get back to me on that!

BradBob

choppe said...

Ride the trails, cry about the "horrible" trail conditions and expect someone else to do something about it?
How F'ing typical!!!
CH

JDOUG said...

Somone is just messing around.. I would not take it to seriously..

Derrick said...

To those that do work on the trails. Thank You.

I try to do my part, but I know I don't make it out there near as often as some of you.

Thanks.