Thursday, July 27, 2006

We got hecklers

First dirt crit of the year yesterday.

20mins + 2 laps.

There were 4 cross bikes and 3 mtn bikes.


We even had spectators. AND hecklers. The course runs alongisde a country road, and on the other side were some houses. Some urchins were hanging out and heckling us. With the cross bikes around you would think they would don some orange overalls and douse us with beer.

But I don't think they knew how to do it right cause they stayed on the other side of the road.

The start was fast as usual for an event like this. The cross bikes just totally dominated on the gravel. Even the grass climb seemed to favor them.

CP had his 32 cog which just let him spin constantly up the grunt.

There was some shouldering and foot out cornering from the crossers.

Though the one downhill corner favored a mountain bike, though we agreed to let the cross bikes start cutting that corner to make it easier to negotiate

A full suspension didn't do a whole lot on this course. Yours truly brought up the caboose. Hopefully this won't be a harbinger of things to come in the future. For whatever reason I just couldn't get the legs to go. It wasn't an issue of going too hard, cause I wasn't even going hard enough to hurt. And these things are supposed to really really hurt. Even after the hecklers yelled to me "Do you speak english" (I'm assuming because of my dark skin) I still couldn't turn the pedals in anger.

Cold beer and drinks greeted us at the end and as predicted we only did one heat. I don't know when I'll organize the next one. Maybe in 2 weeks or so. Course may change


At 1:23 PM, Blogger doubleB said...

Cross bikes already have an unfair advantage - so why let them cut the course? Were there pre & post race doping controls? If not why not? Tired legs huh? Sounds like you have been using steroids, I DEMAND a blood test!!! Where is L'Equipe?? Where are Le French?? Who is your doctor anyway? Does he speak English???

At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That group looks like a chain gang, or at least an escapee group.

At 12:55 PM, Blogger mags said...

Sounds like a fun race... :) Hecklers included.



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