Last weekend we made the short trip out to Clinton Lake for the 5th annual Bone-Bender 3/6. Heather offiated, and Heather and Dan (and our great volunteers) did scoring. The Wheel Racing was represented in the woods too! Tony Sargent raced the 6 hour division, Men's 35-50yo (or the medium old guys, as Tony called it). I raced the 3 hour Women's Open. If you've ever ridden out at Clinton, you know, the trails out there are fantastic. Lots and lots of technical areas, and some great power climbs. Lot's of fun, and really pretty challenging. Honestly, I was in a little bit over my head, but the very challenging course really played to Tony's strengths!
So while some of us were out there cursing the hills and the rocks.... Super Tony was having a great time just tearing it up. And after 6 + hours, 4 laps, and about 50 or so miles of pretty technical single track trail, Tony came out on top of his age division, and 5th overall. You know you have it under control when your last lap is your fastest! He really did the Wheel proud! There are lots of great photos, as well as all of the results from that day on the BoneBender blog. Chris Locke and the guys from CowTown put on a great race, and having Heather there to make sure the logistical details of scoring and officiating really makes for a great event. I've done a lot of their races, and have always had a great time, even when all I'm doing is helping out with scoring.
The next race that we are going to is The Roubidoux Roundup, which is in St Joe on Memorial weekend. Then we set our sites on Mason's Midsummer Revenge at Wyandotte County Lake. WyCo has quickly become my favorite place to ride and race. Last year's WyCo's Revenge turned me on to the trails, which are flowy and fast, with enough technical stuff to keep it interesting.
In other news, Category 4 road racer John Witt had great results racing in the Velo Fest Old City Crit in sunny Florida. He took 3rd in the Criterium on Saturday, and 7th in the Road Race on Sunday. Also- registration is open for The Wheel Cyclery Ms150 team. We'll be doing training rides and much much more. Sign up now and check back for updates!