Yesterday was the first ride on my geared bike in almost a year. It felt a little weird at first but I was so happy I had gears. The climb had some steep pitches and tight switchbacks that seemed to get steeper and harder as the day went on. Despite neglecting my geared bike for so long, I was pleased that my only mechanical was a torn sidewall on my 3rd lap which required me to ditch the Stans and throw a tube in. One flat tire was no big deal. I got lucky. (Special thanks to Carl from Revolution who was the wrench and supported us all day)
Tony and Trent were the only other DNA riders there. Trent had major bike issues and pulled the plug early into the race. Tony seemed like he could have kept riding and showed no signs of slowing down but stopped early to get home, and in his words, "stay married".
Brad lived up to the expectations of his number and took 1st in the Mens Solo with 14 laps. And of course, did this in style by riding his rigid SS. (pics stolen from MTB Race News)
Kenny in action