The race as it was seen by Ken Archer (maybe as he looked back) as he won the
race. It sounded as though this was a
Pretty tough course, hope more will show up next year.
The race was the most challenging course I ever been on this
side of the Mississippi. I train hills mostly every
day for around an hour and ten minutes, and this course nearly totally got the
best of me.
I thought I was doomed after the first lap. There were three laps and after the first lap, I "wasn't sure" I could put two more in. I won the race by ten minutes over Brent Combs who is an aspiring handcyclist from Colorado. He was in a hot new CB1. Ronnie Pullium took third - two minutes behind Brent. Chris Bittinger completed the course in a heavy thick wheeled monster top end I believe . I lapped him but he didn't give up. Tom Habel a T-1 took the "one lap" option. That course is not recommended for the novice ! I'm not sure a quad could complete one lap. Just huge nasty steep grades one after the other and rough roads in places that took 2-3 miles per hour off your time. 18.6 miles and I challenge anyone to break 1 hour on the course. Albor and Schabort etc would be real close if not under. Time 1:07 with Brent at 1:17 and Ron at 1:19. Anyway overall it was a good time less stressful compared to the Achillies marathon. People were very friendly, and extremely accommidating. Great free ice cream, etc.