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Danny Kelly McNaughton has not received any gifts yet
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 on May 2, 2016 at 10:00am
It rained most of the day before a little unexpectedly, and some at night and in the morning. So the course was pretty muddy, but not trashed in really anyway. It was a great day to race weather wise. Mostly foggy, beautiful and even a bit warm.
I've done the race something like 7 or 8 times and it's a great one. Was bummed a bit to see the turnout real low, especially in the Pro class, but hey, I have the day off work and I'm alive and it's a great day to ride, etc., so was still…Continue
Posted on April 10, 2016 at 10:00pm
Lined up mid pack, cuz I'm always fussing w/ something before the race. Weather was perfect, overcast, coolish and gonna get perfectly warm in a few hours.
I was relaxed on the climb and sifted through most of the folks to the front pack of 30-35? We went across the bridge and hit the climb to the single track and I put in an effort to get around 3-4 guys (i remember passing Bartels). We entered the single track super fun minutes long section. Now I'm behind some folks that are…Continue
Posted on April 3, 2016 at 8:30pm
The Lake Sonoma XC course is super fun and difficult. The Bike Monkey guys have been using the same loop for a number of years now. Despite that, it hasn't grown old and boring for me and I've done it almost 10 times in the last 5 years. In 18 miles, one gets worked pretty good. 3,400ft of climbing? A great taste of what SoNoMas will be like.
The course had some muddy spots this time, so that shook some things up and made times slower.
On a mini pre-ride, I got pretty muddy and…Continue
Posted on March 27, 2016 at 10:30am