Loyston Kids Race

Sunday there was a XC race at Loyston and they had a big portion of it dedicated to kids. Rory got his chance to race his mountain bike for the 1st time and dominated his competitors. We was so far ahead after the DH portion that we had time to fix his derailled chain and he still finished 1st with no other racer in sight. Impressed.

Wyatt raced in the 9-10 class and I was anxious to see how he would stack up against kids his own age versus some 14 year old. Their course was a full lap around the original Loyston Loop which was around 5.5 miles. I went down in the woods towards the end of the course and was really excited to see him in 3rd position and so close to Henry Reed (whom has beat Wyatt at every Wed race). After he entered the woods at the beginning so far in the back and just following the kids in front of him, I was really happy to see that he passed so many kids during the loop.


This old line on Trail 1 has changed so much. That rock I am jumping over used to be only a couple inches out of the ground.

Wednesday Race #9

I started out really well and felt good until the finish of the 2nd lap when I started to feel sick to my stomach. In an effort to stem the nausea I dropped anchor and lost the lead about half way through the last lap. Finally recovered about an hour after the race. Not sure what the issue was. Perhaps it was the onset of heat exhaustion. My legs never really felt bad but I felt on the verge of throwing up for a while there. Lost 5 minutes on the last lap. Limped in 2nd place.


Spring Fling

Over Memorial Day weekend a few buddies and I headed towards the cabin for a weekend of moto and mtbs. Loo came in on Wednesday night. On Thursday we rode a little at Sharp’s Ridge before meeting up with Joey and Karl for some Windrock DH runs for old time’s sake. We were rusty and the trails were really slick after heavy rains the previous days. But we made the most of it and no one got hurt eventhough Karl certainly tried to hurt himself.

After Windrock we headed to the Litton Place. Friday we cut new moto trails around the property all day. It was a lot of work and I really appreciate the help from the boys. We got a serious amount of trails cut.