Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mud-Fest / Mechanical Bonanza / Sean Invents the 4-speed MTB

Lap 4 - Stads and Sean got talked into riding along with Tasha for the peak of the mud-fest. Tasha hit it hard and after mile 4, we never saw her again. Meanwhile, the rain and the mud were brutal.


















Sean and I broke every part of our bikes that could be broken. My saddle is done for, my brake pads are cooked, and I can't shift into my granny. Meanwhile, Sean finished with only four working gears -- but he pretty much matched my time on his fifth mountain bike ride ever, so I'm officially humbled.

Sean soggy after the finish. And to the right: I'm not even sure whose foot this is, but you get the point.

Right after we finished, Birdsong headed out for lap 5 and we got the news that this would be the last start until 7am because of the weather.












The team reacts to the tragic news.




















While we slogged through the course, the kiddies rode the 24 Minutes of Moab race - this little monkey put in a strong showing.


One good thing - I got to rock my short new stem. 70mm, 5 degrees... I can't even tell the difference climbing, but it's way easier to get my wheel up on the drops. Fit Kit be damned, I like me the short stem. Check it:

9 comments:

BKW said...
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erik_frederick said...

My brother's team LittleDebbie... in expert class has been screwed out of their first place by canceling everybody's pre 8pm night lap. These guys are being penalized for putting in 7 laps where everybody else did 5 or 6 and the race management is counting their night lap, and dropping the other racer's night laps. The speed of these guys last night put them in 1st place, but because of the way the race management are running the restart this morning, they're racing for third place. It's not right and Granny gear should be ashamed.

Ashley said...

Wow, i would never mountain bike in that sort of mud im just not good enough. Oh well if you enjoy it, unlucky about your brakes and gears as there gonna be quite expensive to repair. Have fun on your next ride.

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-bise_ said...

Why is it that few beings comment in here?

scruffylooking said...

you is muddy in that one picture. so is your bike.

Oko_ne said...

The muddy bike seat reminds me of Alien vs. Predator... for some reason...

Gladys Wickerbottom said...

Mmm.. Secret ingredients.. I like it :)

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