Monday, July 20, 2009

Crook County Crush XC

The first Crook County Crush took place this past weekend in the Ochoco Forest outside of Prineville OR. Round and Lookout Mountain hold some epic trails and not too far from Bend. There are signs everywhere warning to look out for Wild Horses although I didn't see any, it should warn about the Wild horse flies though....they're mean!

Super challenging course with almost 6K of climbing with over 20 miles of sweet singletrack that included some very technical off camber rocky sections.
We climbed, climbed, climbed up the Lookout Mountain Trail (#804) gaining spectacular views, in fact you could even catch glimpses of The Three Sisters, Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson and Mt Washington as we topped out at 7100ft elevation. The combination of racing at elevation in 100 degree weather and my rear hub nearly locking up somewhere in the race made this a tough one, but I finished Cat 1 in 2nd place at 3:07 missing 1st by under a minute!

Me and my shiny 2nd place ribbon- Cat 1 Men

Yak rack makes a great tree to hang my hammock for the night.


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