Another great local, grassroots race like they all should be. Just a couple dudes in the woods having fun. After the last race there in June I have looked at racing different. I won 2 races at Carter’s last year and I went into the first race with a lot of unneeded pressure to win again. I rode over my head and crashed out on the first run and was all discombobulated on my second. I think it had a little to do with a bad tire choice, but mostly it was all in my head. This race I was was really low key and just about having fun. My first run was pretty sloppy and loose. I knew I could do a lot better, but I still was sitting second nearly 3 seconds behind Chris Wyatt. The others were about 2-3 seconds behind me. I figured one could make up the time, but not both. 2-3 seconds on a 1:30 minute course is a lot. So I thought I would slow down a little and find a little more flow. I ended up taking nearly 3 seconds off my time and almost caught Chris. Regardless I was really happy to finish how I did and I had a great time. I hope to have some pictures later, but nothing has shown up yet.
Okay so here are a few pic from the weekend.
Here we were fixing Jeff’s (aka Don Carlito) swingarm bolt. It had almost backed all the way out. We did some fine trail side engineering to get it back in a tighted.
Here “Voltron” adjusts his war controls.
“Voltron” in an excited state.
This was the first of the hike-a-bike sections. I don’t know if this section deteriorated to this point or if it was alawys this challenging. But we had to hand walk the bike here.
Hey you put that camera down and help.
Okay how many more folks can help?
Chris was a little too dirty for us, so we made him clean up.
Mothers, please tell you daughters to avoid guys like this.
Here is the only shot I have seen of Carter’s so far. I tried the “no kit” kit this weekend and I liked it. No pressure.
Anyways, trips like these and guys like this are the reasons why I just can’t get enough.