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Westwood was good today. The tread was perfect. One muddy spot and that was all. The weeds were mostly good. The section on the east side between the power line crossing and the floating bridge was getting rough with low honeysuckle, etc. Wished I had brought my mini clippers along with me. The grass in some of the open areas (along the Big Dig, power line crossing and the upper part of the dam) was getting long as well.
I did notice a few reroutes where I could see new bench cutting done. Interesting to see technique differences between the original trail (built about 10 years ago?) and the reroutes.
Overall a great ride and workout.
According to weather.com, temps in Nashville tomorrow should hit 71 degrees with a SSW wind at 17. I would think these conditions will help everything dry out nicely for Sunday.
And to steal Fett's post from the racing forum, below is the link for registration.
« on: May 01, 2014, 09:05:00 AM »
Cool! I'll make sure to get out for a few of these. Always a fun, and often, humbling time. And Dave is right, this will give your fitness a nice boost.
On another short track front, does anyone have any contacts at Marian University? It would be cool to have a break off week where short track is held on their course at the Cycloplex. I think they had a college race there last year. Could be a neat evening to have track racing, bmxing, and short track MTB racing all going on at once.
« on: April 28, 2014, 01:05:18 PM »
It was a beautiful day for a race. I got a few pics from the 4 pm waves.
Feel free to tag away if you spot someone you know. Some of the pics are pretty blurry, and other are just plain bad. So...sorry about that.
Anyone have a used set of BB5 or BB7 brakes laying around? I'm putting together a bike for a friend and the no name mech brakes I have in the parts bin aren't cutting it for me. Don't need levers, just the calipers.
« on: March 11, 2014, 01:55:11 PM »
It was a fun race. Wanted top 20 and got 18th so that was a good feeling. We went clockwise, and hit Mitchell and Hillenbrand first. Combs was bad, at least worse than the past three years of Gravel Grovel experience. We skipped Callahan in favor of dropping south onto SR 58. In looking at the results, it appears Callahan was the key for many of the top teams. I’d like to know how its conditions compared to Combs and Nebo. We ended by cutting off of McPike onto Trail 80 which was in bad shape. Lots of mud and limbs. Overall, we were happy with our route and the results. Looking forward to next year, although I will stick with my mtb + carbon fork.
Out of curiosity, what type of trail surface is Trail 90 and what were the conditions on the trail?