2015 Milford Lake Hare Scrambles Photos.
Christopher #845, got a little crowded during his start. It was tight quarters for everyone.
I had to ride really hard to keep the lead. I had a nice battle with #731 David Semrad. David lead laps #3 & #4. We passed each other several times during the race. The last two laps were hectic because we would come up on blocked sections of the trail. A rider would be down and was unable to make it up the rocky climbs. All you could do was wait. This really tightened up the fields. I was able to put in a fast last lap, putting several scratches on my new helmet in the process, and secured the win for the day in the Vet C class.
After our race we volunteered to work the event. Our job was to patrol the 2nd race and then take down the course. It turned out to be a long day with over 5 hours of riding.
The rest of the working crew await instructions before we begin. Sweeping was fun but stressful. Those top riders in the A and B classes really haul ass and you did not want to get in their way. The hardest part of the day was taking down the course. Christopher and I took down a couple of miles ribbon and arrows. Next time we are going to just walk the course to take it down. Riding and stopping 300 times gets old :-)
Next up on the calendar is the Ouachita Challenge. It is back to peddling. 60+ miles of trails. I really hope Christopher can finish the event this year. I still remember my first Ouachaita Challenge. It was a fun day riding with Rich.