Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Bear Creek Beatdown
The Beat down went down this past Saturday in the Rico area. The route was to be a 90 mile ride with upwards to 18k of climbing. Turns out we stopped at the 51 mile mark after riding the Calico side that took three of us 9 hours to complete. The hike-a-bike was awful. 8 racers started and 5 completed the first 51 miles. Or as it turn out we actually rode 71 miles including the ride back to the Redburn Ranch where we camped and had a post-race barbecue. The first 50 miles included the 13 mile ride up Taylor Creek Road, to Priest, Calico trail to West Fall, Winter Trail, back up Calico and all the way back to Wildcat and descend Wildcat. That in itself was a beat down. Wow!!!