Monday, March 07, 2011

Denied

Chris and I had grandiose plans after the Red Rock Rampage. We stayed down in St. George through today (Monday). We were denied though. We woke up this morning to rain. We thought we could be patient and wait it out. It surely could not carry on like this. It did. So when 10 am came and it was still raining and did not look as though it would let up, we left defeated.
Ah...it was worth a try. Yesterday's weather was pretty nice. We had an opportunity to pre-ride almost all of the Tru Grit course.We cut out the lower portion of Bear Claw Poppy but did the rest--assuming we stayed on the course.  We rode on and off with a variety of individuals including the younger Gibson bros (Chuck and Greg), Kenny and Heather, Duff, Chad, Sarah and Noah. With this group we could carry a nice pace. I was surprised at how technical some of the course was. Nothing too crazy, but quite a few obstacles that can be intimidating. I am also glad that we are hitting Barrel Cacti and Zen early on as opposed to the end.

 Our drive back was snowy and slick. Chris did point out that this is the first trip we had to take with winter driving conditions, so we can't complain too loudly. It was a great weekend. Thanks to all with whom we shared it. It was great seeing you and/or spending time with you.

And some photos from the race:

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Photo by Jen Hanks



Photo by Jen Hanks
Photo from Jen Hanks

2 comments:

Heather said...

bummer that it rained, I need to talk to you about that course! I am intrigued by the Grit race, probably the 25 mile. Not sure yet, wanna know what you think of the technical sections

OilcanRacer said...

we saw u guys starting off dropping in as we passed. had a good day too.