Farmington, CT April 18, 2010 – Today was the start of my 2010 mountain bike race season with the Root 66 Race Series Fat Tire Classic at Winding Trails in Farmington, CT. The Winding Trails race course takes you through a mix of cross country ski trails and some great twisty singletrack. A mostly hard-pack surface with a little sand (mostly at the start) and a couple rooty spots. This race course is fast. In some places too fast. This is a non-stop race course. I raced in the Singlespeed Open category in preparation for next week’s Singlespeed-a-Palooza. Three laps with a total of 16.6 miles that I finished in 9th place with a time of 1:46:28. I was hoping my lap times would be about 5 minutes less to bring me in at around 1:30, but I felt good and I rode pretty solid for mid April. 9th place is a good start of the season for me…any top 10 will do.
A huge thanks to all of my sponsors in helping me get off to a good start in 2010: Evomo Team Rukus, Hayes Bicycle Group, Motor Tabs, Fluid Recovery, Rudy Project, EFX, Brave Soldier, Oxygen4Energy and Vetta.