Thursday, March 25, 2010
Heading off for Ouachita tomorrow
CVO, Shawn and I are heading off for Arkansas tomorrow afternoon for the Ouachita Challenge (pronounced Wa-she-tah) which is on Sunday in Oden. Kris, Todd and Jerry are heading down on Saturday.
I'm excited for the race, but a bit worried about not getting any singletrack time yet this year. Make no mistake, this is a real mountain bike race in actual mountains. The elevation gains aren't ridiculous, but the terrain is as rugged as that found out West. You gotta be on your "A" game to go fast through those trails.
The 60 mile course will include a lot of big gnarly rocks and numerous stream and small water crossings. A majority of the course is singletrack!
This event is tough on the body and the bike, but fun, fun, fun!
Wish us luck!