What the hell happened? I turn my back for a few measly weeks and everyone goes and does a ton of racing and riding….how am I ever to catch up? Well, I’ll give it the old college try, let me shove everything off my desk, grab a crispy new piece of paper and sharpen my #2 pencil and here we go. In reverse order:
The inaugural Montinore Road Race is behind us, and is clearly the frontrunner for pick of the litter status for new OBRA races. Held in and around the lush Montinore Vineyards, the race was the right mix of up, down and flat. We had Crawfy in the Mst 1/2/3, Barker in the Mst 4/5, Ramey in the 4, Davis, Joel, Trevis, and WDP in the 1/2/3, and Ace, Anona, Brie, and Steph in the W1/2/3. Everyone suffered and took their lumps like champs, turning in great rides and resulting in some good round-the-bbq stories later. The day was capped off by Brianna’s 10th win of this young season after the team spent each time up the hill tenderizing the peloton until springing Brie with two to go. To boot, Anona overtook the bunch in the gallop to the line to make it a 1st and 2nd in the 1/2 race! We have the day mostly captured right HERE.
“…little shakin’, little tenderizin’, ….down you go.”
Also of note was Dave Davis‘ first race as a 3 in a good 1/2/3 field, where the wiry lad scored a fine 12th place. He said after that his first experience in the higher ranks was “much smoother”. Then, he set about making a huge pot of refried beans back at HQ. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
Trevis, WDP, and A.T. Davis
The day before, the jesus freaks went to the rapture….wait, that’s not right, ….there’s no such thing. But there’s this ride, see, and it’s long and gravelly and has a lot of climbing in it, which means I avoid it like the plague. But some of us aren’t too bright, and went and hit it. There’s a ton of pictures of that insanity for your perusal neatly arranged right HERE.
Prior to that we rounded out the Rose Garden affair with Davis and Brie winning the final installments of this great new series.
There was some dabbling done at PIR as well. Monday and Tuesday saw the squad in action in most fields.
There was another MtB excursion deep into the forest, where everyone pretty much made huge asses of themselves.
Shaun Conley was our sole offering at the Eric Krautzky Track Race, and he scored us a nice 6th place.
Sharon went to the Bear Springs XC MTB trap something-er-other, and brought us home some BAR points too.
And now a new week upon us….the hunt for the new hot yellow PIR leader’s jersey starts tonight at PIR…..Castelli comes through again with the coolness. And tomorrow’s Tuesday Shootout along with tonight look to be large affairs with the welcome warm weather.
See you guys around the two wheeled contraptions!