Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Go Mud Racers

Saturday brought the unofficial start of the mountain bike race season for Drew and Lucy. Since we had preregistered for the race, and since we may not get to do too many of these races this year on account of Drew's wacky work schedule, we decided to race even though the forecast was for heavy rain and 50 degree weather.

Sure enough, it started pouring at 7 AM. The rain quit at 9:30, just in time for the race organizer to reroute us to a much shorter course. Off we went at 11:00.

Boy was it muddy! But oddly fun. Here are some pictures from after the race.

Some people pay to get mud facials.

Do you have to pay for this service, too?

Even those of you that don't know bike maintenance very well can probably figure out that this is not good for the bike.

But in the end it was all worth it. Drew took 5th place. Lucy had her worse showing ever in a mountain bike race...

... but she still had fun, no matter how questionable that may seem from the look on her face...

... or the look of her pretty pink bike.

There were other interesting things about the day. This is just mud, really.

1 comment:

  1. Yuck. I was having my second cup of coffee at about the time you two were slogging through the mud. I had planned on going if it was not raining. When I woke up it was dumping rain. I cooked breakfast and layed out the tile in front of the fireplace. Mosaic's and cross cut slate. Susan was happy.