The Black Fly's participated in the 18th annual Summer Solstice this weekend along with nearly 2000 other racers. They were calling for rain at least on Sunday morning but that luckily didn't happen. A little sprinkle is all we got!
Cam, ChrissyB, Mitch and Marty stayed over Friday night to do some reconnaissance on the course and basically update everyone: "It's a good course, quick, with a minimal amount of climbing. Only towards the end do the hills come. A little longer than usual at 18k's but it goes by pretty fast. You'll like it."
There was 1 mechanical when Adam burped his tubeless tire off on his 1st night lap and 1 physical as Marty came down with a stomach issue and was able to do only one lap. Bad timing.
Pyzer and Lamey were as consistent as ever and new Black Fly JonH completed his first actual MTB race and produced some very quick times. Next upgrade: clipless pedals, Jon! Brenda used her new bike and seemed to enjoy herself as she had a rather large smile on her face after both laps. :)
As far as results go, the team finished in a very strong 23rd place out of over 100 teams in the 10 person category! What else is new?
|Adam starting us off|
|Chip exchange between Lamey & Brenda|
|Off she goes!|
|The Lost Boys|