Monday, November 9, 2009

Hoss of Cross 1&2

the pro 123 race
the snuggie
the beer

The Farm

A brief report on the Hoss of Cross races this weekend.  1. the weather was great 2. they had a keg of yazoo beer on hand, free for the taking 3. the course was tough, but at the same time fast as shit 4. Snuggie for a prize.  That seems to be enough to constitute a good cross race and it was.  The race took place on paces cog farm which is about an hour west of Nashville, not terribly convenient for E. TN, but might be worth the drive to race and camp out on the grounds.  Rumor has it that a 6 hour mtb race is going to take place on the farm in March.  Mike Pace has built about 15 miles of trail on 475 acres and wants to get some folks out there to ride it.  The racing this weekend was good, some took it serious, some were having fun, beer feeds included.  The fields were not large but still remained competitive.  I came out 3rd on Saturday and 5th on Sunday in the Cat 3's. Overall the venue is great for racing and every year the race is growing, next year should be even better.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hill Of Truth 12 Hour

Over the past weekend TVB Race engaged in a twelve hour mountain bike mud race. I know its been raining a ton this year and everyone has done a mud race or two but this one really got the tops. By the end of the race the trails were covered in a thick layer of mud the consistency of baby poop. Everyone's fist laps were run in the team kits but after that no one could bring themselves to reinstall a cold, mud chamois after drying off and warming back up.

TVB Race entered three teams: Joey and SheBeasts in rec, Worm Burners in Sport, and TVB Race/Tomato Head in Open. Joey and SheBeasts roster included, well, Joey, Alix, Eleanor, and Kaitlyn. They took first place in their category winning with a solid two lap lead. Worm Burners finished second in Sport with great lap times. In Open TVB Race took 2nd after battling the first place team all day. We had the lead for several laps after the 1st place team had a mechanical. However, we were not able to keep them off our tails and ended up with a second place finish. Fun was had by all and the photos show the mayhem.