Monday, August 22, 2011

Gear Grinder-Salsa 2-4-Flugly-Border Battle

The summer is starting to wind down but we are entering one of the best times of year for riding and racing! The team is keeping the wheels moving and waving the flag nicely! Steve Wenzel and Brandon Charboneau filed recaps from the Gear Grinder and Salsa 2-4 which are posted in the Midwest mtb report.

Last weekend the team made a strong showing at the inaugural Flugly race at Johnson Park in Moorhead. Ben, Matt and Steve Wenzel along with Matt Engen, Jeff Beck and Jay and Jake Richards took on the challeging 3 mile course that was fast and tricky with quick turns and obstacles that kept riders on their toes. Props out to Jeff who did a lot of trail work getting the course dialed in for race day.

Sunday was the Border Battle which saw Minnesota and Wisconsin riders dice it up at the White Tail Ridge trail system for fast and power type racing.

After racing the day before in Moorhead, Jake traveled across the entire state and raced up to the 19-24 class so he could earn points for the overall in Minnesota and posted a 26th place finish among a huge field of 70 Elites.

Eric Oftedahl slicing through the trees en route to a 17th place finish in Elite.

Sam Oftedahl rolling to a 12th place finish.

Casey Hildenbrandt posted his best finish of the WORS season, taking the win in Elite Jr. and wining by over 12 minutes! Nice job Casey!

Matt Horner racing Comp en route to a 11th place age class finish.
Andrea Horner posting one of her best finishes of the year taking second place overall among the Sport women that had a solid field of 36 riders.

We have been working hard on the Laddies Loppet course and the track is taking great shape. The new Twin lakes singletrack will be part of the course this year and should be a blast.

Jens checking out the Loppet course this week after helping with pulaski work on a corner.

Keep the wheels moving!

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