This past weekend Karl, Jeff, and Geritt came up to ride in the near perfect conditions at Windrock. Karl picked up a 2006 Morewood Izimu a couple weekends ago. This weekend Geritt, Jeff and I were building our new 2007 Izimus.
The bike club at Clemson University held a small DH race yesterday and it was a really good time. I have been having problems getting fired up about the season since I spent so much time on the bike this past winter. I had felt that my skill level was on par with the top guys so I worked a lot on my fitness this winter by riding a lot of XC. I think I am seeing that it is starting to pay off. I placed 5th out of 20 pro/open guys on a very pedaly course. Here are a few pictures of me.
Sorry for no pics lately, but I’ve been under the weather with a sinus infection. But I did some runs at WR this afternoon with Josh, Damon, Matt, DJ, and some other cat. We got sprinkled on off and on, but the rain made the trails better. I did some good quality runs on the lower trails and started to find my race rythym for the first time this year. It felt good.
Trying to beat the weekend wet weather forecast, I grabbed my Shova and did another most excellent ride at Haw. With the rain from Wednesday and some sprinkles today the trail conditions were PERFECT. I did a nice loop while jamming out to my mp3s. Had one good fall, so I know I was riding.
Went out to Haw Ridge yesterday and climbed up Low Gap. Turned left and climbed up to the top of the Ridge Trail, lowered my seat and bombed all the way to the parking lot via Soccer like it was a race run. It hurt.
Jeff and Karl came into town this past weekend and rode Windrock Saturday and Sunday. The weather has been abnormally cool and Saturday was a yuck day as our tires and suspension fluid weren’t liking the cold temps. There was even some snow at the top of Windrock and lots of icicles clinging to the rocks. The trails started out wet and quite greasy, but ended up pretty darn fast. Sunday was even better as we had Windrock all to ourselves. We did lots of runs on the lower trails, but the Alabama boys bookended the day with runs down the upper Windmill trails.