For the inaugural edition of the Stampede, Csaba's family and the O'Brien clan rented a sweet house in the Tollgate area of Sisters for the long weekend. We all arrived late Friday, and spent Saturday relaxing and playing with the kids until about 2 when Csaba and I rode to town to pick up our numbers, etc for the race. We then rode a few miles of the course to check it out. Despite the recent rains, the course was pretty darn dry.
finished 4th in the Cat 2 45-54 field. Former Cyclismite Justin Serna and I worked well together pushing a hard pace for quite a while before he got up the trail by a minute or so near the end.
All in all a great vacation weekend and race!
Photos courtesy of Oregon Velo and InFocus Eye Care
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
The boys got off to a hot start, with Naiqwan jumping out with the holeshot and DeyShaun grabbing his wheel. Naiqwan soon dropped his chain and got passed by his entire field. He fixed the chain, caught back on, attacked again and won by almost 10 minutes.
One of the early sections called for a dismount for most racers.
There was a super slippery downhill section at the end of the Panama trail. You can see from DeyShaun's expression that this MTB stuff is pretty fun!
Here's how the day ended, not too shabby! The young man Naiqwan is on a tear, and ready to take on the Cat 2's. Photos courtesy of Mudslinger Events and Shane Young/oregonvelo.com