04 December 2009

Jingle Cross

Last weekend was up in Iowa City for Jingle Cross. This year it was three races with a night race on Friday. I skipped the Friday race, but drove up with Luke so he could ride the 2/3 race.

Conditions were a little different than last year. The ground had more moisture and made for very sticky mud. There was a lot of equipment damage this weekend, luckily I avoided all that. We didn't get any fresh snow or rain so the course stayed sticky throughout the weekend. Rode the Maxxis Mud Wrestlers all weekend and they handled the conditions well.

Friday and Sunday had a new downhill that has not been used in years past. Also, Sunday didn't have the decent down the run-up section, the officials deemed it too unsafe.

I rode okay: Saturday I was 20th in the elite, Sunday I won the Masters 35+. All in all about what expected given the state of my fitness right now. The team did pretty well, Tom Price won all three 45+ races and Alex was 1st, 3rd, and 4th in the Cat 2/3 races. The Sunday 2/3 race was awesome to watch as Andrew Coe, Alex, Troy Krause and others battled it out lap after lap.

This week Boss Cross #4 and MO CX Championships in Hermann.

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