Bill Martin here with my report from the mountain bike race in Big Sky this past weekend. For Montana it was a pretty good turn out and no one was disappointed as the course was the finest Montana has ever seen. The loop was perfect with a mixture of short steep and long grind climbs. The descents were technical and fast. It was a tremendous race, my hats off to the organizers. Its good enough for a National Series Race for sure.
In these photos are the team van, Sten talking to folks, and Cory having a spiritual moment. I didn't get any photos of myself because I lost my camera all day until I found it later.
I raced in the Expert/SP/Pro group and decided to keep check on my heart rate since I am gearing up for the 8 Hours of Labor this weekend. We dashed off and I hit the single track in 13th place. I kept the pace steady and really enjoyed the single track.
Soon enough racers slowed up and I started picking off the stragglers. I kept it in the zone and by the time the second lap started I had worked my way into 4th place where I finished. The last three laps were so much fun and was getting even more so as I got aquained with the trail. It was a fun time!
This weekend is the 8 Hours of Labor ... who is going?