The folks in Tuscaloosa put on another quality event bookending the year. Tour de Tuscaloosa was a well run quality event with beauty weather to start the year and the cx event yesterday was a mirror image – nice job. There were a few snags as usual, but nothing that couldn’t be overcome. There are very few people out there with the guts to stick their neck out and host one of the events that make up our little subculture, make sure to say thanks to the people who do.
There was some intense action on tap on the smokin fast course yesterday. ERA Oxford realty put on a clinic with Will Hibberts taking the 35+, Jim Brock taking the 45+ and Mike Hurley dominating the 1,2,3 race. Brandon Curtis was rumored to have put in an impressive move in the 1,2,3 just before his r. der. exploded into a million pieces, he may be one to watch with the big dogs next week. BBC ran a clinic of their own with Everette Herring grabbing 2nd in the 35+ race after an untimely r. flat and then winning the 3/4 race. Maaike Everts shows the women her dutch heritage by winning the 1,2,3 race. Local boy Logan Haskew gets r dun for the t’town crowd in the juniors race and finally Harry Haikala tops a huge 4 field.
Thanks to all who volunteered and raced. Stay tuned, I will upload the series standing spreadsheet shortly. If you have pics, email them to me at marshallbrent at gmail dot com
KEEP YOUR RACE NUMBER!!!!!!!!!