Shenandoah 2015

Vince our team mate made the video above = it is bad ass

This year Simon, Vince, Kathy, Mark and I traveled to the Shenandoah 100 Mountain Bike Race.  New times were set by our group noted at the end by: Simon, Kathy and Mark .

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Simon took first place in our group and was one bad ass dude.  He (above) and I (and Kathy) below did La Ruta and that is a bad ass bike event yes it is.

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Kathy above taking first place all women in the masters Shenandoah= wow that is awesome .  I met Kathy in La Ruta and then Kathy and a group of of us did the “Trans Andes”  one bad ass trip.

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I set a new record for slowest time at 14 hours bummer.   That is me in La Ruta as I have no photos from Shenandoah.

Ok so Mark and Kathy stayed in their luxurious camping vehicle below

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Simon, Vince, Arden and I dined at Clementines below wow what tremendous food (good grub and Grog)

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Past picture but at Clementines above Simon and Vince below at Clemintimes

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What awesome food below

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Ok so the nest morning was an incredible morning and day to ride. Starting in the early morn light below


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So the ride was incredible:  the trails were really dry and super fast but dangerous on the single track downhills from the loose scree and rock.  It was sad but a peson died in front of me by going off the side into a tree – yes there is risk in everything.  For me I had serious mechanical issues but I loved the competition, camaraderie, and drive.  For me I had to ride the last 45 minutes in the dark as my light broke.

 

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Hee is Kathy and MArk at the finish line above.  Times Set are

Simon 11:07

Kathy 11:58

Mark (50’s) 11:58

BT still good at (60′ ) 13:40