Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Centrifuge of Fun...Riding in Circles in Marysville, PA

[Disclaimer: This will be mostly a photoblog as I'm busy today and because of the sheer awesomeness of the event there is too much to discuss. Ronaldo]

June 26, 27, and 28 marked visitpa.com's Mid-Atlantic Super Series Mountain Bike Festival Weekend. Honestly, if the Neshaminy race hadn't been cancelled I'm not sure that Team LoweRiders (TLR) would have made an appearance, but it was, so we did with more than 15 racers, and I'm glad we did because Mike Kuhn and the vistiPA.com guys put on an awesome event. The festival was held at the Oesterling's Farm in Marysville, PA and consisted of a night time trial (NTT) (team or solo) on Friday night, endurance event (9-hour solo or 12-hour relay) on Saturday, and a short track race on Sunday. There really isn't a better more versatile venue for a multiple day mountain bike race/festival. The NTT consisted of a twisty 6.5 mile loop with multiple low hanging branches, logs, and other various technical obstacles. The endurance loop was an 8 mile backwards hybrid of the NTT loop. And the short track was a 1 mile flat and fast loop around the camping and "festivities" area.

TLR's Tent City (located ~5 miles into the ~8 mile endurance loop)

TLR's "Pit"

Le Mans Start of the Endurance Event

Campbell, Ktown, and Bshow at the start

"Oddly" BShow was first to his bike and started the clock

AJoelsen and Ktown finding their bikes

Jason Grant after putting in a loop for his duo

Mr. Showers Spectating in the shade from the pit

BShow and Adam calling it a day after six laps each in the 9-hour solo

The short track crew before the race

Ktown railing a corner

BShow, me, and Adam taking the same corner

TLR participants and results are listed below:

Night Time Trial:

Bill Showers - Fourth Place, Solo Men
Michael Campbell - Seventh Place, Solo Men
John Engle - Thirteenth Place, Solo Men
Travis Cardoza - Fifteenth Place, Solo Men
Kevin Mertz - Seventeenth Place, Solo Men
Ron and Kathleen Harding - First Place, Duo Coed

Endurance Event:

Bill Federer - Eigth Place, Solo Men
Travis Cardoza - Fourteenth Place, Solo Men
Bill Showers - Nineteenth Place, Solo Men
Adam Joelsson - Twentieth Place, Solo Men
Michael Campbell - Twenty-Second Place, Solo Men
Kevin Mertz - Twenty-Seventh Place, Solo Men
John Engle - Thirty-First Place, Solo Men
Martin Eckberg - Second Place, Solo Masters Men
Jessica Eckberg - Fourth Place, Solo Women
Ron and Kathleen Harding - First Place, Duo Coed
Jason Grant and Dan Joelsson - Seventh Place, Duo Men
Dan Williams, Toni Ogborn, and Joel Flambaum - Fourth Place, Trio Coed
Tommy Oneil, John Plewa, and "He who shall not be named because he rides for bikeline" - Second Place, Trio Master Men

Short Track

Ron Harding - Seventh Place, Expert Men
Bill Showers - Ninth Place, Expert Men
Adam Joelsson - Fourteenth Place, Expert Men
Kathleen Harding - Third Place, Expert Women

That is quite enough (can't wait until next year),


1 comment:

  1. "Oddly enough?" C'mon Ron... I'm 3 - 0, making me the undisputed Le Mans start champion of the MASS.