Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

MN State Cyclocross Championship

Conditions were great at state cross this weekend--heavy snow and mud. A lot of guys who ride on the road most the year surprised me with their bike skills, Jordan especially. That kid is going to be untouchable in a few years. As for me, I finished 6th overall, not the result I was hoping for, but like I said a lot of guys were surprisingly adept in the slick stuff. Marko Lalonde showed up and Adam Bergman gave the mountain biker a run for his money--well there wasn't actually any prize money involved for this race, just prestige. The Ukrainian national road champion--or something like that--showed up, but wasn't much of a factor in the race. Doug had a good ride, coming in 3rd. Then it was Jordo, who had a horrible start but somehow worked his way up there. Josh Roser killed it for the 35+. He could only get one pedal clipped in. I finished right behind him.

I wish I could make it to the Zac Dap today, but I pulled calf muscle during the running start yesterday, and now I can hardly walk. Hopefully it comes around for Jingle Cross.

Limping my way up the stairs. Check out the gloves. $4.95 at Menards!

Monday, November 8, 2010

velocx and gopher gallop cx

3rd on Saturday, behind Adam and Jordan. 2nd to Doug on Sunday, Eppen 3rd. Here's some pics from the Gopher Gallop on Sunday (some by Josh of Angry Catfishery, some by Tim Gut, fellow fishery teamate).


Starting the second lap.

Taking a bad line though the sand to avoid Eppen after he plowed into the pile on the right of the photo.

A short but steep (and rough) climb.

This is a little climb right after a very tricky, off camber corner.

Top of a somewhat steep climb out of the woods. On the last lap, Doug made his move here. My gaurd was down as I didn't think he would attemp a pass in the single track.