Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ashland Super D

A bit of a different start than I'm used to.  Me, the clock, 12mi of trail and 5000' of drop... oh yea it's on!

I was the only pro to ride a hardtail that day.  I got a bunch of funny looks without huge suspension but my finishing time spoke for itself.  The fact of the matter is that I am used to riding "downhill" trails on a cross country bike and it gave me a huge advantage on the one climb in the middle of the race.  Rachel and I had to get back to Portland so I still dont know what place I finished in but if I compare times with last years than I got in the top 20 with a 36min race time.  Adam Craig, USA's past Olympian came in at 33min but people were still coming down when we took off so we'll see.  All in all it was a scary fast fun ride.  Here is a link to what the local news channel got that day.

Camping at Emigrant Lake for the weekend.  Very beautiful area.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Looks like a beautiful area...glad you finished so well and in one piece!