The course seemed completely different to me this year from how it rode last year when it was wet. It was almost impossible to get any traction on the slick rocks last year, which made riding many sections on the course very difficult on a single speed. This year, however, the course was completely dry and almost everything could be ridden. My course time was over thirty minutes faster than the finishing time I had last year. I’m sure if the temperature was in the sixties instead of the nineties, the race times would have been even quicker this year.
|Me and "Skinny Rivers" having some fun!|
|My totally cool (but very heavy) trophy.|
Happy Trails.... Gerry
Thanks to Tony Barrett for the racing photo!