2X10 Sram drive train
Manitou front fork
Fox rear shock
Carbon seat post
Contact Marc @ 860-559-0935
Congratulations to Andy and Trevor.
Andy: Berkshire Cycling Classic: 5th (Road), Hodges Dam: 4th (Mtb), Stonewall Farm: 2nd (mtb), Barn Burner: 6th
Trevor: Stonewall Farm: 6th (Mtb)
Andy did the Domnarski Farm Root 66 race and pulled of a 2nd place in men’s cat 1 50+ on his new Ibis Ripley 29er!
Well that was fun!
I did the Cat 2 50+ at Root 66 Rocky Woods in Taunton on Saturday. Paul Curley was the promoter. My old bike gave me a beating on the rocks and I ended up 7th. As Tom Stevens said, that old Rock Shock is more like a spring than a shock. The 6.7 mile course was almost all single track, some if it relatively smooth, but lots of sections of rock. No real climbs, but some sticky mud sections to suck the energy out of your legs. Because it was mostly single track and there was almost no place to pass, people were nice and generally pulled over when you came up on them; not like in cross.
Off the start I was 3rd into the woods, moved up to second when the guy in front of me lost it on a muddy corner, then dropped back into 7th over the first half lap or so. When I came through after the first lap with one to go I was already beat, but managed to have a pretty good second lap.
The old bike held up well, no problems shifting.
Sidewinder @ Kingdom Trails, East Burke, VT
Riders Michael and Jill
Kingdom Trails was the opposite of Millstone, no rocks and fast swooping descents and switchbacks so fun you forgot you were climbing for 20 minutes straight. The wooden bridges were impressive and conditions were perfect. Riding here was so much fun that I almost cried when we had to leave and I’m already plotting when we can get back up there.
Riders: Michael and Jill
The trails at Millstone were rocky, rooty, and some were just plain sketchy. The fear factor was high (for me!), especially on the elevated wooden bridges (Screaming Demon trail) and some of the bony ridge descents on a narrow rock spine (Harrington Heights trail!). Michael rode pretty much everything while I choked on several of the descents (see pic of my lame elbow wound). I swear some of the riding there was harder than Moab! However the quarry’s were stunning and at times it was hard to watch the trail with the breathtaking views in every direction.