The inaugural Mayodan Mountain Bike Classic.
I was happy with my race. I entered the woods in 5th place and was right with 4th until one of the bigger rock gardens, I didn’t pick a good line and was launched from the bike.
Luckily I landed on my feet and started the hunt again, this picture is when I caught 4th on the dam.
On the podium!
I was able to ride away and rode hard the last lap, catching 3rd riding home a very low pressure tire.
My laps times: 19:17, 18:50, 18:49 and 18:18 – negative split each lap to finish 3:23 behind the winner! My first MTB race in over a year and the first on the Scott Scale!
Measuring how screwed am i?
Salad Thursday at work has changed. We now all bring in stuff and make our own.
Chasing sunlight home…. can’t wait for longer days.
1:1 macro of banana stem. Nikon 60mm Macro
My goal was 3 hours, but after 2 hours of tennis and the hike yesterday, my legs didn’t have it. Still a great ride and happy with my avg. speed.
Hike #7 of #52hikechallenge
Back to Eno River State Park to hit the trails I missed last week. What a difference 7 days and 20 degrees make, the park was packed. At least until we got to the trails furthest from the parking lot and then we had place to ourselves.
We came across this 1800s cabin and a woman walking around it. She shared that her grandparents (Coles) lived in the home and she visits before it completely collapses.
It’s getting closer….
The construction was very cool, originally it looks like it was a log cabin (look at those joints – are they simple dovetails?) that was sided later. There is no trace the cabin ever had electricity.
Not far up the trail is another cabin. We asked a park ranger and he said it was for a spinster sister.
bigger gaps in the logs.
Chivalry is not dead….
Total 7 miles: Buckquarter Creek, Ridge, Shakori and Holden Mill, Eno Trace Trails.
A full moon in February is called a snow moon. Adding to the excitement was a lunar eclipse – not an awesome total eclipse. but the moon passes through enough shadow (called the penumbra) to create a noticeable darkening on the left side – this photo is the peak.
I spent some time looking for a foreground…
but with a 500mm Mirror lens, the moon was not big enough for the depth of field to work…
Not my week for tow truck drivers. I tell him, there is a yellow bucket in the front yard, leave it next to it (see the gravel parking spot?)
The yellow bucket was really covering a fence post driven 3 feet into the ground as a tie down for the old awning… so he unloads the Cruiser over the bucket (and steel post) ripping off my mud flap… WTF, you had one job!