We’ll its been a while since I raced bmx in Morristown, well anywhere for that matter. So after working a lot this week and even for a couple hours today, I needed some good pain. And bmx usually provides that big time leg burn.
Meghann joined me and we had a good time together. She took some shots. There weren’t many racers and I even raced in a gate by myself. I guess it was easy to get first that way, but as some kid said I finished last as well.
After 12 hrs on the road, we arrived late in the afternoon on Thursday, registered, walked the course, and set up camp. And the the fun began.
The basecamp at the venue…
Fun at camp…
Well, it has been a long time since I updated anything. I have been really busy with my contract work at Nanotek and now I have started a DAQ job with Cane Creek Cycling Components to setup data acquisition on their rear shock, the Double Barrel. More on that later.
But this week is my birthday and Meghann got me a cool new digital camera to help put more pictures on this blog. We have a really nice digital SLR, but its bulky and I don’t want to break it while riding. She got me a Pentax Optio W30, which has lots of cool features, most notably its waterproof. My buddy Curt has one and he uses his to take pictures while he is fishing. Even underwater movies and stills of fish.
I haven’t had much time to play with it, but here are a few shots.
My DH bike with a few upgrades. Can you pick them out?
Here are some action shots Meghann took of me at Windrock lastnight. The Sport feature is a little tricky, but we’ll figure it out. I appreciate her driving shuttle for me as well as taking these.
I am heading off to the US Open of Mountain Biking tomorrow morning. I have tried to qualify in the Pro class the last two years and haven’t made it. last year I was 3 spots from qualifying. This year will be different.
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Bret took this vid of me at Bigfoot on the 6 pack. I told him if you do slo-mo and add some cool music and riding can look cool. I think it turned out pretty funny with the circus music and the sun setting the background.
The first big DH race was this past weekend at Massanutten Ski Resort in Harrisonburg, Va. I had pretty poor race prep and I flatted in my race run. pretty much summed it up. DH racing is so mental.