Jun 8, 2010

Epic and not so Epic

By all '140-character-accounts' the racing at Red River Gorge in KY over the past weekend was epic with a major thunderstorm adding to the 'excitement' of the 90+ mile final day. Results are here with Erik Hamilton battling to a 2nd overall that you can read about on his blog. Ryan Knapp finished 3rd on the big final stage showing his prep for the upcoming Nature Valley GP is going well. Caroline Brown continued to show her recovery from that nasty L5 wreck is on course with her second victorious weekend in a Womens Cat4 race.
Climbing at RRG. Photo- Caitlin Coar

Closer to home the racing was a little less epic with the McCormicks Creek RR and Eagle Creek Crit. Disappointingly small fields on both days meant on average the racing wasn't quite as exciting as it might have been. Local top performers included Chris Kroll (1st 40+ McCormicks Creek), Tom Cox (2nd Cat1/2 Eagle Creek), Pam Loebig (2nd, Eagle Creek). Patches Schroeder (3rd, Cat3 Eagle Creek) among others.
Women get ready to battle at Eagle Creek. No Little 500 would equal no Indiana Womens racing!
Over on the dirt at BCSP the usual 100s of riders showed up to race even though the trail was a little damp from recent rain. The Bloomington-based DRT tandem of Andy Mexler and Emily Benson both scored top three places in the highest divisions with many other quality local rides throughout the pages of results. Check them out.


Anonymous said...

Young drove the train in Tulsa once again.

Geraint Parry said...

Yeah results on Tulsa Tough are here- http://www.truesport.com/. Eric Young is showing he can ride pretty well on the road. He rode at the front all weekend over Memorial day and obviously kept it up and made some cash in Tulsa. Traveling to big races and using your sprint can be a summer job! Put L5 #5 in the books!

Anonymous said...

Geraint, go eat some tea and crumpets