Mar 13, 2009

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.


5 comments:

JOY said...

If by big mouth you mean me, you are wrong. I am a Mover and Shaker in the IE. I get things done. The paint was safe FYI, soccer field grade! Maybe next week we will bring shwag for second place...

Matt Freeman: Dad, Writer, Pro Mountain Biker. said...

Second place woman too?

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, don't ever say shwag when you are around Matt, he can't stand that word. Many years ago I got the talking to of my life at Sea Otter when the word 'shwag' came up. Be ready for a tirade!!

JOY said...

Shwaggitty shwag shwag shwag!! Funny thing, He was the one all butt-hurt about the fact that second place got nothing...

And Matt, second place woman needs nothing. Especially since i create the shwag out of things I have won at races and do not want!!

Matt Freeman: Dad, Writer, Pro Mountain Biker. said...

All butt-hurt? I don't remember that part.

Those who know me well, know I'm completely against the concept of schw- (I can't even finish the word, it makes me so ill). Race promoters provide us a service already. Why does everyone feel like they're deserved more than just that? Leeches.

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine." - Jeff Spicoli.