Monday, March 31, 2008
I was gathering up my stuff the day before the weekend and realized that my bottom bracket had frozen up on mt fuel...WTF...! thank god my training buddy, max has a plethora of mtbs that I was able to borrow one from...I properly choose the Santa Cruz...it's a older proven ride that max has used in several 24 hr solos and xc races, it has been retired for about 3 years...and I had to make several adjustments to it for it to fit.
I made one major mistake on Saturday...since I had to do several make shift fixes to the SC, used up both of my tubes that I keep handy...see, I run tubeless with a splash of Stan's and it's been tried and trued!..anyway, I got to the trail head, got suited up, watered up, and tightened up then realized my Big Air is on my fuel and my back up tubes are in the tires I'm riding...dilemma fo sho...being the gambler I am, I rolled the dice and set off...
this is Mike from Chicago, I met him just at the end of the bump trail...just after I lost my bet. this very generous dude stopped and gave me his tube and let me use his co2...i would have been walking out otherwise...very cool!..needless to say, I cut the workout in half and that I took it to the bike shop after that...scored a few tubes and stuff that would get me thru Sundays ride.
saturday night brought some good rain, just enough, but not too much...what it did was cool everything off about 15 degrees and create the perfect topsoil...almost like snowboarding...I was the first on the trail and it just worked...tires hooked up, corners were fast, gears felt easy. I few pics from the first lap, I was going too fast on the second...kaheekahee
a little blood rock action
the front section
towards the end
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Some other Indian Cycling podiums...
My boy Max...first race in a year and snags a 2nd place in 40+ sport
And JoeJoe ended his sport career with a solid 3rd place...better enjoy, expert should be a eye opener laddy.
Now for the wrap up...
Sunday, March 16, 2008
We are Indian Cycle Racing , an amateur mountain biking team that races and promotes grass roots cycling through XC and endurance races. We have been around for 3 years but are just now getting the team organized like it should be. We started with lots of riders/racers but have narrowed the team down to 12 dedicated racers. Out team breaks down like this: 8 dudes and 3 ladies we have representation in expert, sport, ss and the jr categories and we range in age from 10 to 42 yrs young.
We organize a regional and a state series. The South Central Regional Championship Series is a series that has races in LA, AL, and MS. It is our second year running and our first race drew 95 racers which is the 3rd most racers to date...only missed 2nd by 3 riders,so we are pumped about this year.
This is my first blog...and it's going to dedicated to the race season and the weeks between. I might be setting myself to highlight how big of a slacker I am but we'll see.