Saturday, April 7, 2007

Teamfire's first attempt at a MTB race

Wow was that fun!! I now remember why i loved growing up in Colorado. Today was my first MTB race ever. Dispite the wonderful Nebraska spring weather I did my best. They set us up in waves of about 20 riders or so and then let us have at it. The course started out on a lovely climb(in this pic u can kind of see it in the distance.) Once that warmed ya up then is was a sweeping left hander downhill all the way into the trees. That's where it gets really fun! At times in the forest i wasn't sure my body or my bars would clear the trees. We did 2 laps in the beginner open class and i think at the end of the two the whole group had enough. Not a whole lot else to report i passed some guys and got passed by some guys. I need to thank my adoring wife and kids for coming along and supporting my addiction to all things bike!! They thought it was a bit chilly and windy. I never noticed it. I think because my lungs were on FIRE the whole time.

13 comments:

Adrian_O said...

Way to represent buddy! Good Job!

nicol said...

Sounds like a lot of fun...good for you getting out there, despite the temps!

3p0 said...

way to go man, thanks for commin out and enjoying...

it wasn't that bad with the weather.
and it's only gonna get better as the season goes on...

congrats again on racing

Aaron said...

Thanks every one.

VeloCC said...

Aaron, I saw your jersey and meant to come over to say hello, but I raced in the Women Beginner class and I guess, you left quickly after the race, despite the nice spring weather. Or it took me that long to recover from my race...

VeloCC said...

There is a bit more about the race on my blog: http://velocc.blogspot.com/

Ho fo sho said...

You rock, thanks.

Adrian_O said...

Wasn't there but it looked like fun, thanks.

Aaron said...

Thanks. Thanks.

nicol said...

Thanks, thanks, thanks :D.

sydney_b said...

Glad u came out, Aaron. Let's see if we can get some folks, esp. beginners to come out at Manawa this weekend.

Supposed to be a very family-friendly event: http://www.metrombcmanawa.blogspot.com/

nicol said...

Wish I could go this weekend to Manawa, but I won't be around. Best of luck to all on teamFIRE who try it and others who participate! :)

Adrian_O said...

What type of event is it?