Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Clifford Park, EFTA # 3


Headed out to Maine to do Clifford Park EFTA # 3 on Saturday for the pre-ride, great course! Just an old time New England setup that is well known for its technical setup. It contains a lot of rocks, ledge, roots along with off camber and just some other insane sections. If you can manage to ride through those crazy ones without touching down it makes you smile.

Oh yeah, $500.00 purse, race promoter Pat is a kick a** dude. :) http://www.cascobaysports.com/

We had a tough Elite/Pro class show up Matt, Drew, Jon, Paul, Chris, Todd, Skip and Chris.
Started out and just hung with the guys as they hammered up the road and passed a couple of guys as we entered single track, rode with Paul and John for bit then made way by as spots opened up in order to go after Matt and Drew.

Hammered along with Drew and passed at a left turn that had a hidden line found the day before while pre-riding, and chased after Matt from there. Got by Matt in a new single track section on second lap and just rode hard trying to make time knowing that traffic would soon be an issue.
Lap three I was working along at a decent but “don’t kill yourself” pace when I heard someone yell for Drew behind me, dumb ass mikey looked back and fell on left side hard. Bars twisted no time to fix just got up and rode with Drew whom had caught up after that brainiac stunt of mine.
We fought through traffic together and after falling again in the same spot on lap four I just got angry and started moving and getting some riders between us before the last climb and open section.

Tactic worked and the people between us held Drew where I wanted him to stay, attacked at the right place also felt stronger at the end, odd.

Great race with Drew, Matt and everyone else, can’t wait to get to Moody Park next week!


Wheels said...

Yeah Mike, nice win! That course suits you especially now that you have the bike dialed in. See you at the Horror.

suitcaseofcourage said...

Boy, you're a study in understatement! Wasn't sure you won til now - great report!

andrewfreye.com said...
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andrewfreye.com said...

Oh and nice job with the win! You missed out at the Mount Snow race. See you there in July

Sam said...

That's awesome you looked back and crashed! That's so something I would do! Congrats on your win!!