Well, it was a Carney cleanup at Seven Oaks this weekend. I won the 24 and Stephen won the 12 hour just a month after having his tonsils removed and undergoing wrist surgery. Here's how it all went down.
This was my 4th year racing here solo, the first year I finished 3rd and the last 2 years I finished 2nd, so it was pretty personal for me to finally win this one. The course took a beating this year because of all the rain but the guys at singletrack promotions did a great job getting it ready. It was hands down the most difficult course to date, but I loved it. Each lap was about 8 miles in length with around 1,700 ft of climbing per lap....lots of off camber trail and TONS of short climbs....good stuff!
After the usual race morning mussings we lined up and waited for Troy to get the fun started with his shotgun. One shot to start the race, and a 2nd for the last person on their bike....just kidding.
My goal for the first 12 hours was to keep things super chill and keep the HR below 150. So I sat in and did my best not to take off since my legs wanted to rage!
During the night, the rest of the MOB crew had quite a little party going and every lap they laid something down for people to bunny hop.....beer cans...pizza boxes....Sedore..... and yeah...I cleared them all.
Chillin in the AM....with some delicious chocolate milk!!
My bro crankin on his way to the 12 hr title
Wrist braces are soooooo in this season!!
A big thanks to everyone at Singletrack Promotions on putting on yet another great 24. The trails were just the way I like them!! I for one, liked the addition on the front, keep up the good work. Also, Dave and my rents kept the pit running like clockwork! Also, congrats to everyone else who raced, it was a brutal course and it seemed to take it's toll on some.
This weekend....VAPOR TRAIL!!!!