Open Single Speed
1st Place – Ron Shevock
FYI – Ron completed this race on his rigid single-speed with only the front brake…his rear hub cracked and broke the rear rotor bolts!
Pro Expert Women
4th Place – Jen Shevock
Sport Men 40-49
1st – Chris Udarbe
2nd – Darren Stauts
I would like to say that Chris made a fantastic move in the last corner before the finish line and sprinted into first place to win by 13 seconds.
Beginner Men 40-49
10th Place – Forrest Williams
Many highlights to the night for sure………I had a chance to introduce myself to Jamie Whitmore the Pro Xterra racer….funny thing last week when I was sitting on the couch with a bag of ice on my ankle I thought I had spotted an error in the PCRS Expert Women standings…….could it be the Jamie Whitmore that has cancer…is crushing the expert women class…and sure enough last night when I saw her it was true… I am simply amazed that a person without any hamstring muscle to speak of in her left leg could lay down lap times like that……..it was so nice to talk with her …..makes you really put into perspective life and minor set backs like a sprained ankle.
…..hmmmm…let’s get to it….last nights course was awesome…some really just flow and for me last night this course did…..and the wind i think it was a help…and not the 200 lb bear on my back in previous races……so while I was out on my pre ride I was feeling cautious but glad to see much of the course was wide open….so I thought maybe I can stay away from any chaos…as it was only my 3rd ride back on the bike since I rolled my ankle….and I choose to put an over the counter brace on my left foot…thinking that would prove to be the boost I might need mentally to feel safe….hmmm…not so much about half way into the first lap I was thinking where can I pull over and rip this stinking thing off…it was digging into the top of my foot so bad….crazy how much torque you put on the top of your foot on a single speed……but I was feeling good otherwise…so i thought get it going sister and pull it off at the end of the race….
I laid down a smoking fast first lap…..fell a bit off on the second lap…..and the foot was screaming by the last lap…..I tried to think of just keeping my pedal stroke as smooth as possible…….as I hit the big hill in the back on lap two I was treated to a humorous sight….it always gives my heart pause when I see a big geared rider seated on an uphill that has not yet chosen the right gear for his climb….as I approached him I take the left side and try to give it the fumes I had left in the tank…and I pass him and crest the top of the hill before him…but he is a big boy so he takes me on the downhill…but the laugh was for me to see his buns bouncing in his kit…..you have to know anything to get my mind off my screaming foot from the stupid brace was a welcome distraction……so I am proud to say I took 15th out of 17 guys in the single speed class….yes, go ahead say it…shine guard boy got me last night….but I was upright and did not get hurt….and put in some good lap times having been off the bike since May 8th….and that course was awesome…….I am no Pro racer…but I am gonna give it all I got when I am out there……..3 more to go in the series….
Hello Everyone…Happy Monday!!!
Congratulations to our very own Erin Gorrell and Jen Shevock for placing first in the 2-person women’s team! Great job!