....the season continued at the 6-hours of Lock 4 mountain bike race in middle TN a couple of weeks ago. ED went on the new plastic 29er and threw it down! There wasn't an old man class so he jumped in with the sport guys, many of whom he could have been their dad, and cruised for a 3rd place finish! He had time to do another lap (6 laps in 5 hours) but it wouldn't have changed his place. Daughter of ED "little bit" went and caused trouble in the expert women's class getting 3rd and being in the $$!! (They did the same number of laps and he is still faster than her!) Also, dholmes traveled along and rode to an awesome 2nd place in the SS class and was also in the $$!! Sweet!
The worst part about this time of year is that racing options (unless its cross) are pretty limited and I know that after the Swank (for me) and Lock 4 (for ED) we were both fired up and wanted another event to do, something, anything at least 4 or 5 hours and not a billion miles of driving to get to. So, a couple of weeks ago I spent two hours on the computer looking for this "event" and the only things I could find were a 6-hour race on Long Island, NY and a 42 mile race on the other side of San Antonio, TX. Oh well........southern cross will be the next thing and the start of the 2010 season-we can't wait!
By the way, this came yesterday and I will be kicking people's asses aboard this beautiful bicycle next year.