Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back to Back: Stone Temple 8 & Fraser Fall Duathalon

We loaded up the coolers with fresh Dale's Pale Ale & headed north to the land of the old wild west to the Stone Temple 8 Race in search of single track fantasies. Rich put on great 8 hour race with a ton of quality single track at Curt Gowdy State Park.
Pre-race Dave Chase shows off a quality piece of trail booty he found late this summer. Nice look.
After taking a look at the course I opted to change to the 39 x 20 gearing on the Gates Carbon Drive system.
Dave gets ready for the lemans style start. I got the hole shot outta the blocks to crank that gear out.
Jeremy comes in for his 2nd of 5 laps.
Dave gathers strength in the RV with a "The Old Chub Way" burrito & drink between laps.
Glimpse of the old Dave....Redstone himself busted out 7 solid laps on the 9 mile course.
Dave finishes his final lap.
Despite multiple flats throughout the day Jeremy rode a strong final lap (10 Total, 5 each) to reel in 3rd place & the 1st single speed team (Duo).
Aaahhh yes, it's that time.
When in Rome, you can't visit Wyoming & not get a ride in. Marily headed out horseback for an hour ride of her own.

Jeremy & Dave stayed put behind beer & good times as Marily & I loaded up the Outdoor Diva truck with OB Beer & Bike gear with sights on the Fraser Valley Fall Duathlon. The course was a 2.6 mile run, 11 mile mountain bike and finished with a 2.6 mile run before sharing beers of course.
A shot of the calm before the storm. The 11 miles on the bike was a pivotal portion of the race, that works for me.
Marily in the final transition coming in for a top 5.
The last strides of the race weekend before heading back over trailridge road for home.

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