Sunday, October 30, 2005
I headed to Knoxville at about 6:00am Saturday morning for the 12 Hour Hill of Truth race. They limit the field to 200 riders which is really nice. With only 200 riders you get a great opportunity to meet new people and it’s a lot easier to find all your friends. So I got there around 9:30am to find one of my team mates (Lee) up and moving around and the other (Randal) still sleeping in his popup. By about 10:40am (the race starts at 11:00am) I’m yelling in the popup at Randal to get his $%# out of bed! So guess who got to lead out our team….me! Not one of the two guys who camped at the race the night before but the guy who just drove 2+ hours before the race.
The race was a lot of fun. We did pretty well considering we only had three on our team and everyone else had four. We ended up 6th in the open division so no complaints here. Mom and Paige stayed home because it has been getting down into the low 30’s at night which obviously will not fly with a 3 month old.
Friday, October 28, 2005
Doing some riding with Lee up to the Parkway. It's a great ride up Town Mountain Road and than off to Mountain Mitchell. Mt. Mitchell is the tallest peak this side of the Mississippi. I'm doing a 12 hour race with Lee this weekend outside of Knoxville, TN at a place call Haw Ridge. Great little place mountain bike. Should be a lot of fun!
Riding in an early cross race last year. Hopefully I'll be able to race in a few of the later race this year. There is a UCI cross race about 20 miles from my house in November. It's going to take place in Hendersonville, NC. Should be a lot of fun. I figure...what the heck. I might as well race in it. Wish me luck next month!
A few of use decided to take a spin around the trails at Randal’s wedding. Nothing like beer, food, and cheap curser bikes on a Sunday afternoon in Tennessee. I only wrecked once and I believe Lee took a pretty big digger off the back steps. He's the only one that "really knows" what happen back there.