OBRA CX Championships

Sat, 20 Nov 2010
West Salem High School • map
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Tough race.

Christian and Ken raced B’s, while John and Nat raced SingleSpeeds.  Gears were a good choice on this course, as were 4″ toe spikes and motorcycle tires.

Ken used his running skills on the giant off-camber section (note: the majority of this course was off-camber) to finish 17th, just ahead of Christian who finished 19th.  Christian did do his best superman impression, although rescued no one, didn’t wear a cape, and definitely did not land gracefully.

Nat and John participated in the self-inflicted sufferfest that was the singlespeed race.  The mud was so slippery and slow, and the hills were deceivingly long and slick, that really no gear choice was the right gear choice.  Nat took the hole shot for the first 2 corners of the race, but quickly realized that he was WAY overgeared.  After the first lap he went down hard on a pavement corner, and then just conservatively settled into the race, eventually finishing 15th.   John started back a bit, rode hard, faded, and then surged to a strong 20th place finish.

Definitely one of the toughest courses of the season.  So much off camber and unrideable mud with transitions onto pavement, followed by lung-busting climbs.  That said, it was still a lot of fun.

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