Posted by: Jack | November 2, 2008

Cross Crusade Race #5 – Barton Park

It may have been yesterday’s ride or simply a greater performance on the part of my competitors — likely a combination of the two — but today’s win did not come easy. Holding third place for the first 1/3rd of the race was a new experience, but did provide my first opportunity to enjoy the thrill of catching another rider. The middle third — a flat and paved section of unusual length — had me trading the lead back and forth with relative newcomer Jim Ryan (52). As it became apparent that a win was not assured, I took note that this worthy competitor was giving me a run for my money on a 26″ wheel; 3″ smaller than my unicycle!

Fortunately the last third of the race became significantly more technical, mostly due to deep, slick mud, and I was able to pull away and add another victory to my record

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  1. Congratulations, Jack! Thought you might skip this one after yesterday’s effort and achievement. More power to you! Hope your bod’s OK today!!


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