Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snotcycle

Sandie, Stumpy, Clown, Mrs Clown and I wend down to Leesburg this morning to do the Snotcycle race. Conditions were cold, windy, icy, snowy, muddy and slick. At registration Stumpy noticed a rider signed up as CrashedAgain. It was nice to see that Crashed had seen the light and skipped his solo ride at the Shed. We also ran into David Kegly who raced SS. Clown rode a 3 speed in the Sport Geezer class along with Crashed. I used a 32-20 on my Rig in the SS class. Stumpy was humpin along in Sport Male(?) on his Specialized and Sandie had her Fisher 29er in Chick Beginner.

Sandie finally got her first win! Oh, it was her first mtb race too. Not too shabby for our soon to be MBM member. Crashed had a good race and came in 30th. The Clown must have picked the right 3 gears to use because he was 11th! He probably would have won but he was too busy checking out deer tracks during the race. Stumpy hammered the course to finish 27th in a large class. I felt great and was able to keep my HR up. I cramped/faded on the last lap and Kegley passed me to finish one spot ahead in 13th.

Everyone had a great time! What a fun course. Wish the rest of you could have been there. I'll post pictures when I get them.

10 comments:

CrashedAgain said...

Clarification-I came in just behind Clown Bike. The scoring system did not register one of my laps, but got the total time right. Finished around 15th. They used an ankle bracelet transponder to register each crossing of the finish line. Evidently, if you were not close enough (or perhaps too fast), it could miss.

It was a fun race. Nearly flat. Almost nothing technical. The challenge was avoid spinning on the packed snow/ice. Without the snow, people would have been hauling. We averaged around 10 mph. Now, we just need to keep that speed up in the next Michaux race.

bucsexy said...

You must have been too fast! Great job! My average was 10.4 mph today....same as my max speed at Michaux.

stumphumper said...

My biggest fear was that Clown, Crashed, or BigLog would catch and pass me. Luckily that didn't happen. Can't wait to find out total # of riders in sport class - it was a damn big group.

stumphumper said...

Oh yeah, frozen cow shit is WAY better than thawed out cow shit.

bucsexy said...

I'll take your word on that. I'm not about to taste it!

camps said...

a 32x20?????

Congrats to all who survived the frozen cowsicles

bucsexy said...

Maybe 34-20? My brain is fried. I spent most of the race in the red zone. I should have had an 18T or 19T but my BB tool didn't fit the rear lock ring.

stumphumper said...

There's really something about those northern Virginia cowshitsicles. They're earthy, tangy, and sweet, all at the same time.

T said...

Good Job Everybody!!! Is sounds like it was a blast. I wish I could have made it.

Dkeg said...

Great race guys and gals. Buc was the only one I saw during the race. You did a great job, Buc. It was good to you all again.