Slept well @ Thomas’ house. Rain came in.
Drove to SBC to inquire about helping at the 6 pack downhill race. Suggested to drive to venue, Brandywine, WV and help the timing operation.
Headed out W on 33, Twisty climbing 2 lane up Shenandoah mtn to state border & twisty steep down to Brandywine. X’d into WV wind & rain picked up. I’m thinking I am going to be in the rain volunteering for something that I am doing just because… ? Rain & wind abated by time I dropped down into WV.
A note about these roads: They lack the elevation but they make up for it in climbs, twists, banked corners, & tenacity. No shoulders. But the roads get the job done.
6 pack downhill celebrated it’s 14th year. It is a downhill race ridden by mostly XC riders & course is mostly a steep XC course. Park of my understanding is it used to cost a 6 pack of beer per race and at end of season series winner got all the beer but it was consumed at an invitational party and everybody got in on the prize. I recorded time at the finish line.
I am impressed with the close community of bikers here. Been going on so long and riders have grown up with events.
Race broke up & next event was a fixed gear race in the city park near Tim’s. Fixed gear mtn bikes. Gets crazy. Bunch of racers & hangers on race / watch these guys dice it out in tight woods track. Fixed gears: think tricycle: your legs have to constantly go around, no coasting.
Then the season ending party: It is a sorta costume kegger party. Lots of people crammed into a small house & back yard drinking beer listening to loud music. Wild. I lasted for 2 hours & retreated to the silent comfort of my van.
Leg pain is not responding to steroids & pain pills doc prescribed. I will be trying acupuncture & Chineese medicine first thing Monday.
Hanging around town waiting for Monday appointment & then head North. Parked @ city park hoping that I can get in for a swim for exercise when they open.
Push Industries will be getting my fork on Tuesday, I hope to get it back before Tday.
Meeting Cal and Brian Minter for dinner on Wed at Heath, Ohio.
Sure at odds when I am not either biking or planning on biking. This leg thing needs to go away.