Of course, this weekend was our MTB race and that’s really all I can post about. Its still all went down regardless of the near 4 inches of rain we received in about 30 or so hours. In what I think is about 20 years of this race, for sure the last 10 years since I have been involved this has never happened.
While the course was shortened, and a lap taken out of each category, the park received a ton a damage that will have to be looked at in the near future.
Instead of a ride to my happy place I walked the park a bit just to see how bad it was. I guess I was expecting the worst cuz it was not as bad as I thought. A lot of the damage is in the woods and not on what the park system would call “greenspace”. But for sure we will have to fix what ever greenspace is damaged.
As far as the race go’s, despite the cold driving rain all day thing went well. Jon H’s crew worked despite the conditions and issues were handed as they came up. Remember we really have had no experience with this situation. I helped out with some awards, organized the kids race (for all 4 of the kids that showed), help a very little with scoring, and ended my day with pulling some tape after the race. I was pretty wasted after. I did a lot of walking in my Sorol boots and those things weigh a ton. In the end my bad knee was killing me, so after pulling a little tape I limped home. This race weekend always beats me up and I dont even race.