Sunday’s Horny Toad Hustle in Las Cruces had some new trail and probably the least amount of climbing of any course on the NMORS circuit.  Race promoter Dave Halliburton put the single speeders with the women….hoping for some sort of duel between me and Jen.  Starting a minute behind the pro/experts, we blasted off the line trying to catch as many of the slow experts as possible before hitting the single track.

Jen was with me through the first part of single track until we hit the “side walk”.  At that point I blasted past 4 or 5 guys and was able to work my way away from the girl.  My 32 x17 was a little big for the long climb on the backside, but it forced me to keep a fast pace.  At the top of the climb, I had just over a minute on Jen.  The pro’s were out of sight with only a few experts between me and them.

The rest of the race was high speed cruise control.  On the last lap I moved into 4th overall.  So I guess my new program is working. 

What’s the new program?  I’ll give you some hints on that near the end of the fall.

Saturday’s festivities included some crazy fools rockin’ the chainless DH.  I decided to document the occasion instead of participating as it would have been no contest.  Check out the booty in the back ground. 


Here’s some video of the action as it went down.

Here’s the full results of the XC.  I think my SS time will stand until they change the course.