Holy crap that race was huge. The race was fun and I was lucky enough to be in the middle of the start group. The whistle went off and away we went. It was a fast and crowded field (80-90 people). I took the 1st lap with the group and moved up slowly just trying to get my bearings on this course. Once we got into the 2nd lap I started my attacks and moving up. It was hard to move up. The fast path was really skinny and the rest of the lanes were really rough and hard to gain speed. So I choose my places of moving carefully and went all out on each one.
I have had a few people email asking what they can do to help with the Eagle Island Cross races.
The races are scheduled this year for Sept 27th, October 18th, and November 22nd.
This is what I need.
Setup: 2 people besides myself (Typically get there around 8:30 am)
Registration: 2 people (9:45am - 1:45 pm)
Clean-up: 2-3 people beside myself. (Usually 2:30 - 3something depending on how many people help)
Please let me know if you can help and what date(s). Thank you!
The Sign Up Sheet:
Thank you to everyone that came out and participated for the 2008 Mtn Harrison Hill Climb. Here are the results from this years race. Congratulations to Cody Peterson for setting a new course record on semi-fresh chipseal no less!
For details check its static page.
I am sponsoring a group ride on July 24th starting from my house at 13352 W. Bluebonnet, located in the Hobble Creek subdivision, which is behind the Target Store located at Chinden and Eagle. I propose we ride from 6:00 until about 7:30, returning to my house where we will have grilled chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon, etc. You are welcome to bring a side dish or chips if you would like.
It was a fun race. Matt, Tim & I were there representing Team Reel. I was seriously doubting if I could even hang at one point about 15mins into the race. There were a lot of strong attacks right from the gun with several BODE guys trying to break off. Matt launched and chased a few down and was really firing bullets off. He said those early moves did hurt him later in the race though. The pack finally let them go (I think 3 BODE plus another guy) and those guys were never seen again, so they took 1st thru 4th.
Some photos I shot of mostly the A race, with a few from B:
Here's some photos I shot of the crit:
Who is going to step up and lead this weeks club ride. I mentioned at the new year's party when we gave out the club credit and placed our clothing orders that while we didn't have club dues we did require all club members to lead one club ride and volunteer at one club hosted race/event. Please follow through with these small commitments. Please start signing up on the forum and link to the calendar date you wish to lead along with comments on where/what etc we would be doing.