Thursday, October 28, 2010
Paranormal and onward
Another Paranormal came and went on Saturday night, probably the best one ever.
I won't go into a lot of detail. If you were there, you know. If you weren't there, you missed out - come next year.
But I will comment briefly on the nature of 130+ racers, many of them wearing elaborate, drivetrain-snagging costumes, all lighting it up off the startline into a 180-degree hairpin at outright dangerous speeds, and I'll say this - Everyone LOVED it.
Coolest thing to happen in my yard, maybe ever.
thankfully, someone thought to take pictures to prove it. Dangerous, crowded corner. All smiles.
"On your left, please. I'm on my way to plunder villages and rape women and children. "
This was, hands down, the fastest I've ever seen a man in a red flannel tutu ride a fixie on singletrack.
eventual women's winner, Laura Hamm, smiled big and then threw down 8 monster laps. And she did it all in a dress. In your face, bitches.
Kev29er taking the off-camber, caveman holeshot
at first, I thought "hey, someone dressed up as Markley." False alarm. It was just Captain America.
Outside of the party atmosphere and the luscious dirt conditions from just the right amount of recent rain, maybe the best thing was the racing. A couple of really close ones. Results are up (or soon to be up) at www.crcparanormal.com.
But why stop at 10 PM? The danger lasted long into the night with unattended bonfires, microbrews mixed with bourbon, howling at the moon and the like. Well done.
The letdown, however, was The Foof's dismal performance at the final regular-season BRCX race in Queen City. We sucked, basically failing to show up in any meaningful way, and the home team slid into second behind the mighty Cutters. But don't despair - revenge is nigh! Finals, conveniently will be November 7th at Massanutten, the very day after the 6 pak invitational DH finals in the GW. Beat that weekend rally with a stick, if you can (you can't.)
The BRCX Cup - http://www.blueridgecyclocrosscup.com
6 Pack - http://www.bikemag.com/features/onlineexclusive/six-pack-invitational/
Number plates with Jesus on them? Blasphemy aside, I think Jesus would be very, very pleased to be a part of the Six Pack.
It's for the candy, kids. Might as well dress up a little. May your Halloween Weekend be haunted by the wickedest of skinnytrack.
Posted by Davetoo at 7:13 AM