Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Rim Wrecker

The family talked me into driving down to Potosi, MO for round #2 of the Midwest Fat Tire Championship Series. I was busy getting ready for next weekend's God's Country events, but Christopher wants to do well in the series and needed to stay in the points. So it off to the Rim Wrecker for us.

It as been a couple of years since we made the trip down to this part of Missouri. I had forgotten what "back-ass-wards" folks live down in cities like Steelville and Potosi. The trip to the local Dairy Queen will be iched in my mind for years to come.....

The course up in Potosi is a very challenging one and can be hard on equipment and ones body. Hence the name "The Rim Wrecker" With all this rain we have be having as of late I am not looking forward 26 miles of mud and technical trails. Especially with my current fitness level. I am not to worried about Christopher because his event is only 4 miles long, but I am worried about Carolynn because she has not ridden off-road much this year and can sometimes have trouble in the technical stuff. Here is the course via my Garmin 305 - Motionbased file: Rim Wrecker Course for cdldean.

Short recap of the days results: Christopher did awesome winning his class by a large margin. He rode very hard trying to beat the time posted by last years winner on the same course. He ended up beating the time by over 10 min. The below pics show the effort and the results.
Carolynn did well to complete her first race of the year. Why she chose the Counsil Bluff course is beyond me. I give her a lot credit for that. Her time of 2 hour 15 min did not set any course records but she did finish in 2nd place and earned valuable series points.
I did o.k. I started slowly and worked my way up to 2nd by race end. I had to dig deep to keep Dan Jordan from catching me. He put on charge around the 1/2 point and bridged up to me. I looked back at the top of the large climb at mile 4 and saw him hammering up the hill. I attached on several downhills and kept the pressure on for the next 4 miles or so until I had a large enough gap to put it on cruise control for the last part of the course. I will have to wait until the results are up to see how far 1st place out. I rode hard, but did finished knowing that I could have ridden harder....

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