Here is a little snippet of Sunday in Brandon.
This time we made it in time to get Rory a practice lap on his 3 km course. As I was riding, I thought that his course would be perfect for me. They have a beautiful section of single track for these kids. It makes them work hard. It was also a good warm up for me. Rory came in 3rd!
For the 7 kms lap in the Sport category (2 laps), I would say that the trails are a lot like the hills in the Pembina Valley. Some might argue that, but there much more similar than the Grand Beach sand and rocks.
Things I remember about the ride...thirsty. It was hot. I sure need to practice my single track riding. There must be a word for my riding style, because I was all over the trail and in a single track there isn't that much room. I felt like a pinball with all the trees.
I did learn a thing about shifting too. The last half lap I thought I should use the small ring in front, and then I could suddenly climb! I had done a lot of walking before that. I haven't had any mechanical failures yet.
Notes of interest. I also talked to Lincoln Wiebe. He's another rocket from Tinker Creek riding Comp. He mentioned that he read the article about taking a pee while riding your bike. I missed that one. Anyway, he's got a great story to tell... Lincoln?!
Last note. I got 13th!!