Post Race Sunday

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Berryman was yesterday and it was epic, at least for me.  I finished 2nd, but I’ll to get to that tomorrow. The awards go kind of late there, so we didn’t get back until after 1am.  By the time I unpacked and got clean, it was nearly 3 before I went to sleep.  To my amazement, I slept past 10, which isn’t normal anymore.

We’re meeting up for a road ride pretty soon, so I have to rush a little.

What I was reminded of this weekend is that it is super fun to race through the woods fast on a bike.  Riding singletrack fast is something that takes a while to learn.  I wasn’t doing it all that consistently, but when I was “on”, it was a blast.  There is such a huge speed difference between just riding off-road and racing.

The MTB crowd seems to have more enthusiasm than the road.  I’m not sure why that is.  But everyone seemed so into the race, the day, just the whole surroundings.  There were a bunch of happy people there.

Okay, that is about all I got this morning.  Don’t want to spend too much of a beautiful fall day on the computer.

Imagine riding 5 or 6 hours on a singlespeed, on rocks, with your seat flopping around like this? Lots of standing. Pretty ugly and amazing at the same time.

Imagine riding 5 or 6 hours on a singlespeed, on rocks, with your seat flopping around like this? Lots of standing. Pretty ugly and amazing at the same time.

Scott and Jake always have a nice fire going at the finish. This year was no different.

Scott and Jake always have a nice fire going at the finish. This year was no different.

 

5 thoughts on “Post Race Sunday

  1. Jim Sully

    Know whatcha mean on the zen of singletrack,when it’s good,it’s hard to beat.
    Now on your thudbuster seat suspension critique….
    I don’t use the Thudbuster,but I know a # of friends-good riders locally who do.
    Seems to work just fine for those folks…
    Personally speaking,I like the idea of no batteries-lockouts-hydraulics on all my bicycles…Guess I’ll stick w my Luddite frumpiness til the bitter endo..
    Thanx Steve,so glad to hear you were on yesterday
    Sully

     
    1. JB

      Jim, look again. I don’t think Steve is critiquing the Thudbuster; he’s commenting on the difficulty of riding with a BROKEN saddle/seatpost.

       
  2. Mike

    That’s the third time I’ve seen one of those Bontrager seats do that. Usually, Trek uses Keith’s brand to make quality product. Here, not so much.

     
  3. Joseph M. Rother

    Thanks for the picture Steve ! Me and friends are getting a good laugh!! The bike and thud buster seat was a substitute bike for my FS Carbon that had a crack in frame from pre riding of course. Friend gave me thud buster right before race thinking it’d help ! Not that Single speed rigid wasn’t challenge enough without mechanical problems!! Now to get my head examined!!!

     

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