Wilson's Revenge Monsercross
Rode Wilson's Revenge yesterday, a 55 mile monstercross event near Lenoir, NC. Very well run. Arrived Friday night, spent the evening hanging around with some of the great volunteers, slept in the car, and raced in the morning. Rode the new San Jose, which performed flawlessly, though it was way over geared (for me at least) at 42-20. Knew I'd underinflated my tires from the start, forgot to stop at Aid 1 for air, and pinch flatted the front about 10 minutes later on the first double track descent. Knew it was gonna happen the second I saw the gravel. Also forgot a second spare tube, so I changed the front and used my second spare cartridge to top off the back, then kept my fingers crossed and thought light thoughts for the rest of the ride. Got passed by two folks while changing the flat, but caught them as well as three or four other folks over the ensuing miles, ultimately finishing 15th overall and 3rd ss. Nothing like a small field to let us regular people feel good about ourselves. Hopefully the event will grow as its a great course and this was its first year. A good time for sure.
Downtime with coffee before the race
Riders gearing up
The start. I'm last on the left. No, way last on the left.
Nice view near the high point
Climbing on Yancy Ridge
And a trophy!
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein
Way to go! That tropy looks pretty cool too.
Yeah, love the trophy. High praise to the promoter for that.
Now that I've run a search for monstercross and discovered its a dirty word both here on the cyclocross board and on MTBR pretty much everywhere, and since I misspelled it anyhow, I should change the thread title to dirt road race.
Trophy and a Yuengling! Can't beat that.
Originally Posted by wooglin
Why is monstercross a dirty word? Looks like a lot of fun.
"If we're to be honest with ourselves, achieving the end of the exercise was never the point of the exercise, was it?"
Cyclocrossers don't seem to like it because its really just riding cross bikes on dirt roads; MTBR doesn't seem to like it because its really just riding on dirt roads; and I bet roadies don't like it because its really just riding on dirt. ;)
Originally Posted by nonsleepingjon
It is fun though. Like I said in a thread on the general board, going down gravel roads on skinny tires with crappy brakes and no suspension is so fun it should be illegal.
this looks like something i would find enjoyable.
that is one cool trophy.
I don't normally "do people." - Dr. Roebuck
you da man!