Lots of race action this weekend! How did things go at the Lung Opener for those who raced it?? Lets hear some reports!
Shaun P., Dustin and myself got our seasons rolling at the singlespeed-a-palooza this weekend in Montgomery, NY. A bit outside NEMBA’s territory but we got a lot of attention from folks who made the drive from New England as well as locals happy to see we made the drive out that way to race.
If you’ve got a SS in the stable this is a great early season race to check out. Awesome trails, perfect for one-gearing. And Darkhorse Cycles knows how to host, very organized and a great atmosphere. Their ‘Expert’ class is a little more ‘Open/Pro’ so we all decided to race the NY and North Sport class, which was the biggest class registered for the race. They haven’t posted finishing results yet but I remember seeing 97 pre-reg’d riders for NY/North.
We all rode pretty consistently and posted great early season results. I came in for 10th, Shaun got 23rd and Dustin got 35th all in the top 3rd of a very large field. Dealing with traffic early was ‘interesting’. Check out my full report for the fun times I had in the first 5mi. To sum it up with a quote from a fellow competitor…”Well if somebody’s going to run into me at least it was a NEMBA guy.” You’re welcome!
And we all can appreciate something like this. Some of the guys who maintain the trails down there had this on hand post race. I’m digging it.