The 2nd race in the Asheville CX series happened over the weekend. What happened to the 1st, you may ask? Since no one took pictures I guess it never really happened, not really. It's just that all the pics are in video form and as such I don't have much to report on.
Back to this past weekend though. Joshie got in on his first B race action and thoroughly enjoyed the extra 10 minutes that class gets race. Jay, Rob De Rose, and I raced the Masters race, which also at 40 minutes is just long enough to loosen our old joints up. Above you can see the massive field that was about to take to the course.
A few things of interest at the start...1) I got the holeshot and dropped everyone for around 2 minutes, 2) Jay slotted in for 2nd at the start for a Hoff tour de force (on lap 1), and 3) Amateur hour! Tom V forgets to start his Garmin and one hands it into the first turn looking down...
Tom V (AVL CX), Jamie Pittman (Carolina Fatz), and me trying to catch first place, who just happened to be Jacob McGahey. Spoiler alert: He warmed up with us, winning easily, then placed 5th in the A race.
The course was a mix of grass, loose sandy soil, and a rather large paved section that climbed behind a storage facility. These grass turns were fast and fun, the loose parts and pavement not so much.
Eric White...co-worker, all around fast guy, and trial basis Hoffenchard member. He is in his probationary period currently but upped his chances this weekend by finishing with a nail that stuck through his tread and exited at the sidewall. So much for that new tubular. Also, I like how the lighting makes me look like the incredible hulk in this pic.
Joshie - 13th,
Spankye - 3rd,
J$DLUXXX - 5th,
Rob De Rose - 10th
E White - 8th
Credit to Jane Burlew for all the photos. She crushed the women's A race and likely would've beaten most of the guys Sunday.