Thanks to Facebook and the big mouth of some people, within the time span of a day and a half, Adam, Joy, & Krista threw together an outlaw short track race at Hulda Crook on Thursday night. More than 10 people showed up for 20 minutes plus 3 laps of pain and suffering. The death-defying figure-eight course was even marked with cones and environmentally hazardous paint that were "borrowed" from a nearby school.
Half way through the first lap I did my best Tree Farm impersionation and took a flyer, only instead of going it alone, I took Robert Bender & Adam with me. Eventually it was just Bender & I and going into the last lap he stuck it to me pretty good, gapping me on the downhill & then drilling it on the following climb.
Willem even talked one of his friends into walking out to the course to hold up lap cards.
Afterward we all stood around and talked about how much we suffered and how much fun it was and how cool bikes are.
Then some of use rode up to the Jedi and back down to the park before it got dark.
It's a damn shame there are no more short tracks, with the exception of Sea Otter. We'll probably keep it up until Sea Otter, until the heat comes and shuts us down, or until someone keels over and dies.
Anyway, if you have a mountain bike, you like to suffer, and you don't want to go around in circles at an industrial park crit practice, come on out and try not to get taken out on our figure-eight short track. We can use the bodies.