As promised, I moved up to Cat 2 in today’s CCCX Super D. The course was much like the one from the first race, save for the addition of a fun steep drop just before the finish, and the fact that the trails were super loose and dusty. I watched multiple people crash, throwing up clouds of dust. The braking bumps on certain stretches of trail were brutal. We need rain, badly.
That said, the weather today was AWESOME. So awesome, in fact, that I got a bit of sunburn.
After the awards ceremony was the sponsor raffle. One of the prizes was an X-Fusion Hilo seat post and zip up hoodie. As the announcer pulled a ticket out of the bag, I looked at the one in my hand and said, “Two three five! Two three five!” Then I heard the announcer say, “Two three five!” YES! I’m pretty sure I yelled this as I jumped with joy.
The hoodie’s a bit big for me, but luckily for Aaron it fits him perfectly. It also matches his X-Fusion T-shirt perfectly.
As for the seat post… I already have a Joplin, which means I now need to buy a bike for the Hilo. :-D
Next race in two weeks.
Until then, here’s a picture of the hilarious Quadzilla logo, thinly disguised as a picture of my 1st place medal.
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Update: 2012-01-09 @ 8:12 AM
Results are up. I won by 00:00:00.99. Less than a second. This is a good reminder to pedal as hard as I can whenever I can going forward.
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Update: 2012-01-09 @ 11:34 AM
Thanks to Rick Rasmussen, there now exists a picture of me with both wheels off the ground.