Here I am racing at Buck Hill. I did 6 races this year and took 2nd place overall this year 2008 in the State Championships 60 and over class.
My Son Heath is the State Single Speed Champ for 2nd year. Check out his Blog @ http://heath-s.blogspot.com My LCR team also took first over all in the series. More info @ http://www.mnscs.com/
Chequamegon Short & Fat 2008
Great fun at the Short and Fat this year. Duncan and I stayed at Telemark Lodge. Rest of family and friends camped out
Heath came in 88 out of 1800 in the 40 he rode SS no suspension! Then he rode back to Hayward 30 miles in rainstorm. Nuts!
Chequamegon Short & Fat 2007
Duncan and I started together. Put our bikes down at 7:00am. After the start I didn't see him again.
About 100 yards before the finish I heard Alta and Leo yell go Grandpa. Then I heard Heath yell Duncan your right behind Grandpa get going. He won by 3 secs! But wait ther's more Amy was just 3 secs behind me!
Leadville 100 race
2006 Heath and I go to Leadville Co. We stay at this old Hotel. I will crew for him at the race. I hand him food
Heath gets up at 4:00am to put his bike near the front of the field of 800.
I sleep in till 5:00 then get up for breakfast then go down for the 6:30 am start.
Heath finished in 9hrs 44mins! He came in 133 out of 800 riders. He did the last couple of hrs in rain. He gave me his rain jacket on the last crew stop 25 miles from the finish. It wasn't raining then.
I thought I might have to carry him to the Hotel but he was in great shape. After a hot shower we went out to eat a big supper. Then we went back to the finish to see the last riders come in under 12hrs to count!
Leadville Belt Buckle
Heath won a sweatshirt with his name and time on the sleeve. He also won a silver belt buckle because he finished under 12hrs.
Heath is already planning his return for next year to try for under 9hrs and a gold belt buckle. Only 60 finished under 9hrs this year and all but 5 were from the mountains!