Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bubble Cross!!!

It's about that time to play in a sand box -- well read on....

It was on very short notice or a last minute decision and coordination to get out and have some fun time once in a while! Even to late to sign up online.
Saturday and time the idea rose and all got set finally to car pool Sunday morning part way with Paul (aka Darth Vader of the Dark Side) out West over Verizzano bridge via Staten Island -- no SICX this year, sadly no yet -- further over to NJ, Bubbling Springs.

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That place -- looking awesome. Signing up for the Masters 40+ -- not really any places in reach nor in mind within that competition, just doing what ever was possible and having a great day and good fun ride.

Ah yes and it's the pre Halloween weekend....

Little race prep., course exploration/warmup, few photos and then staging for the race. Tough course, slow. The usual green (or dusty dry!!!) grassy twisting turns, soon hitting a short patch of gravel, a ramp leading via the "playground" to a few steps and around into the "beach" -- a not sure, but at least 150m fairly deep sand. That, then right a the end again loosening up and directly changing terrain into a short not to steep at all, but with all bottom momentum killed to death in sand... mostly to be running up trail section before remounting for a nice fun part around some wooded area. Little more grass, a short ugly sand pit #2 some what causing most troubles -- almost wiping out once... but saved it. Grass, woods a steep wobbly decent and short flat smooth strait with a right hand turn into sand box #3 seen here.

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The race finishes with the first rider passing the finish line past 40minutes and all others will finish there started lap. As the course was fairly long no lapping happened for Py and he managed to almost get extra 10 minutes.... as he just passed the line with some 38 minutes ending up with a near 50 min CX race.

Just a few more random photos of the scene -- just enjoy!

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.... and a long way back home.



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