Monday, June 28, 2010

Tinton Super D, Five-0 Flavors & Knife Blade Rock N Roll

Harrison Tuber approved!
5th Annual Tinton Trail Time Trials went down June 20th with 91 riders doing the 6 mile Super D course.
There were loads of riders in our two favorite classes, Junior's Rock and of course Women's. Many of them first time racers! It was another perfect day for the event. The upper part of the course stayed dry all day the lower section received rain and hail, making for heads up riding.

Dave Olson 2004 Five-OooHhh!... Picking it up and riding away with it since!

Local pro fast guy Dave Olson and Fast Moma Petra Hansen won the Dash for Cash (expert) division. For Steer For Beer, Women's Open, and Juniors Rock, check it, RESULTS. Of course he had the shuttles running all day, pulled pork barbecued, Crow Peak Pile of Dirt micro beers, Kids RACE (the best races of the day), and awards/Ridge Rider Raffle (everyone wins)!

Below are some shot from a recent recon of the upper end of the Five-0 loop. Started in Spearfish Canyon up Iron Cr. Drainage and into Cardiac climb and Recovery Ridge where these shots were taken. Old Baldy west loop was looking just as fresh, down the Crangle Connection to Iron Cr. Lake Store to resupply.

The lake is just a half mile off the Five-O course below the Crangle Connection and before entering Taco Alley. When pre riding this unsupported it is almost a mandatory stop. Great camping at the lake and good access to trails!

Five-O trail can be tight but sometimes that is alright.

Knife Blade Rock N Roll July 10th, 35 mile point to point ride mostly on Centennial Trail. Hosted by Sturgis BAM committee, Bikes, Art, Music! Lots of entertainment and live music in Sturgis Park. There is also a mountain cross that will be sure to please the adrenalin thrill seekers. Great high speed ripping course for the year I did it. I expect that will go for this one as well.
Jake "the snake" Rau leading it out.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

5th Annual Tinton Trail Time Trial Super D

Sorry but I didn't take any brilliant "working in the rain trail shots" from this weekend but if I had you would certainly be happy. We added some new singletrack to the upper section of the Super D course and it looks real fun. High speed areas and jumps if your so inclined. We had some help from the Western Spirit cycling guides. It is always good to get some work out of them!
Come on out Sunday June 20th, bring your dad or not and celebrate Summer Solstice Cyclism. Camping available at the Big Hill Trailhead.
We will be doing some rides on Sat. evening and many riders are planning to camp up there. Sunday pre-riding and registration from 9-11am. 12:00 Riders meeting at Big Hill Trailhead. Short ride to Super D starting area, and riders will be started in 1 minute intervals. Barbeque, kids race, and awards ceremony to follow the race.
Entrants fee includes event T-shirt, shuttles, barbeque, awards/raffle, and for those old enough Crow Peak Pale Ales!
For more info: Tinton Trail Super D!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Daughter Down, Dad Devastated!

Sierra was struck by a pickup truck riding the gravel road to Tinton Trail, June 4th. She called me telling me she had been hit by a truck and he kept going! Oh boy this is a bad call. Needless to say I was glad I was available to get there quick. She was hurtin for certain, but I was glad to see everything where it was suppose to be? I was ready to look for the red pickup but the emergency room was best. She ended up with a couple breaks in the pelvis and some seperations of the joints. It was worse than I expected and not minor injuries. Glad she is still with us but she will be down for 3 months! No snowboard camp or Five-0. She was training to do it again this year. She was the youngest girl to finish it last year at 13 yrs. old.
Be careful out there. Sierra was doing everything right. Heard the car coming, looked back and got to the far right. No oncoming traffic lots of room and then ca-boom! Drove her into the ground hard enough to break her, helmet and bike.
Breaking news they caught the guy! No details on his status or reasoning for leaving the scene!
Flow like honey and Bees Careful.

More ride updates, trail pics and June 20th Summer Solstice Cyclism

Storming the Storm Mountain XC race on June 13th.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010