Monday, September 15, 2008

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 2008

As usual, Bill is detailing his bike.

Bill, Bob, and Matt getting serious with the pasta!
Saturday morning, Rob, Bob, and FWK, about an hour before the race. Last year it was 22 degrees. This year, it was 45, but the threat of rain loomed.

Rosies Field-Matt is on the left #1856.

Bob rocketing in (#523). Bob finished in 2:40 on a single speed. All those hill repeats paid off!
Dave H is the 2nd cyclist in the picture. He finished at 2:35! He and Bob spent a lot of time training together. Our helmets our off to both Bob and Dave for their great performance.

FWK, Matt, and Bob after the race. They got colder then heck waiting for Bill and myself to finish. It was disappointing not to have the group of Loons and other local riders get together after the race. Understandably so, most everyone headed to where it was warm and dry.
Oh, and if you're wondering where Bill is-he's undressing in front of God and everybody on the side of the truck while the picture was being taken.
Last year I had a great race, this year, not so hot. I finished 19 minutes slower then 2007. Bill was riding very strong, but he had mechanical problems that kept him frustrated. Matt did better then last year, and Bob was actually 1 minute faster this year on a single speed then he was last year on a multi! Had he drank some Scotch the night before, who knows how he would've done?
Great time overall. It's always fun to be with the Amigos, eating, drinking, and riding. Can't wait till 2009!

1 comment:

  1. Great pics Kenny. I'm happy to be hidden in that last one.