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I had made up my mind, I was going to finally race Annadel. I had pre ridden the course the week before with Carson and came away knowing it was going to be a tough race. The terrain is much rougher than most places in Marin and the three extended climbs would make or break the race.
Team Acme Bikes was well represented with Stephen Flynn, Mark Ingwersen, Mark Buell, Greg Alsterlind and myself. As Greg's and my Master 50+ group staged, Marc Kirberg asked why I wasn't on a…Continue
Posted by Dave Benjamin on August 15, 2016 at 10:43pm
I wish I would ride Annadel more often. Not that Marin County trails aren't already fantastic, but variety keeps life exciting, right? Although Santa Rosa is nearby, the trails are quite different. More singletrack, more rocks and less shade is how I see it. I raced here last year and placed well, missing a podium spot by less than a few seconds which was incredibly frustrating! That was the last time I rode here as well so my memory of the course was limited to major events.
Posted by Mark Ingwersen on August 15, 2016 at 2:27pm
Posted by Greg Alsterlind on August 14, 2016 at 10:10am
Greg said it would be the toughest race I'd ever done. His predictions for the season had always been correct (kind of spooky, really) and yet I took the news lightly and shrugged it off. I'd planned on borrowing a friends XC race bike but couldn't get comfortable on it so decided to prepare my Pivot Les hard tail for another race. Running a carbon wheel set built by Jim and wrapped in bulbous Maxxis Ardent 2.4 up front and Ikon 2.35 rear rubber, I kept the cast iron dropper post to weigh in…Continue
Posted by Mark Ingwersen on August 12, 2016 at 6:52am
Posted by Greg Alsterlind on August 10, 2016 at 6:01pm
Posted by Greg Alsterlind on July 24, 2016 at 9:00pm