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Posted by Greg Alsterlind on May 26, 2016 at 6:16pm
Posted by Greg Alsterlind on May 17, 2016 at 6:09pm
After seeing the aftermath of last week's severe crash in the A open group, the rest of the event suddenly seemed unimportant. Thankfully, I hear Nicolas is on the mend!
This week the A group was decidedly smaller which seems to be typical halfway through the Shorty series. The riders were no less slow and everyone bolted from the start as usual. Everyone except me that is. Let's just say I was distracted and the last rider to leave the start. I was able to get past Dave and later…Continue
Posted by Mark Ingwersen on May 12, 2016 at 11:54am
Perfect weather for the race. Absolutely perfect.
I lined up a few rows back this year to remind me to take it a little slower on the first climb. Last year I was pretty fit and 6 full lbs lighter and was in the front group for the first 1/3 of the climb and I think going off full gas and attempting to be a front runner contributed to my crash on the 2nd to last descent where I knocked the wind out of myself and could never recover to finish the race strong (last year I was…Continue
Posted by Danny Kelly McNaughton on May 2, 2016 at 10:00am
Lemurian Shasta Classic 2016
My fourth cross country race and let me tell you, this was no picnic. My last three outings, The Grasshopper, Napa Valley Dirt Classic and Sea Otter, certainly put me to the test. At the end of each race, I swore nothing could ever be more difficult. But today I quickly learned The Lemurian was its own beast. A monster with climb after endless climb and a twisted desire to tease and lull one into actually having fun on its swoopy wooded single tracks…
Cathy, Simon and I made the journey up to Redding for this classic single loop mountain bike race. Team mates Bill Surges and Danny Macnaughton were also there to test themselves on the challenging climbs and descents of the Whiskeytown trails.
I've raced this many times, getting second overall a couple times recently. This year, my modified training plan had me in late base training, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I felt like I could go pretty hard all day, but not really hard…Continue