Sunday, May 23, 2010
Ready set go, it's open house and race time...
I'd like to thank all that attended the open house. As always, it's always a pleasure to talk shop, eat some tasty grub, and meet new folks who share an interest in bikes. I enjoyed walking through the custom process with quite a few folks, sharing some of the more intimate details of the process that just cannot be conveyed over the blog or impersonally. While we were having a good time inside, the weather outside the door was looking gloomy for the second Groovy Series race later in the afternoon.
We had a great field of competition in all the classes. Starting off with the kid's races, riders as young as 3 years old were out there showing the adults how it's done...well done kiddo's.
The adult race saw many folks battling through the effort of technical trails intensified with slick/muddy conditions. Despite the difficulties, many of the Expert times were only 1 minute off their dry condition results, proving that as the early season gives way to summer, so to comes the race conditioning. For the Groovy team, Jeff sat out this race due to a back injury sustained in the OMBC Wilds race last Sunday. Steve led the way for the Experts finishing 1st in a VERY competitive class. Carey showed that even in the mud, he can rail turns finishing fourth in conditions that he admits are not his strong suit. Kalten placed 1st in the under 18 Sport class in a softened field due to mechanicals that plagued a few good riders, taking them out of the race prematurely (Chris and Robert, keep charging, it'll come together next race I'm sure!).
Steve leading the field...
Kevin and Lightning at the start...
The evening wound down with a warm bonfire, the funky tunes of DJ Madnote, and lots of good booty shaking and spirited conversation.
Thanks to Mikey for the pictures. Although it's a ton of extra work, I've been enjoying the races. Glad I can be part of it...good times.