Monday, October 20, 2008

Dark Horse On The Podium at Peak 2 Peak

Dark Horse Racing grabbed 3 podium spots at the 2008 Peak 2 Peak Mountain Bike Classic at Crystal Mountain on 10/18/08. It was a crisp day with temps at race start around 45 degrees, but the sun was out and the course was fast, flowy and incredibly scenic as the Fall colors up north were at their peak. The ski hill climb at the end was a challenge, but the sweet downhill singletrack afterwards made it all worth it. Thanks to Dark Horse Brewing for sending up some extra special recovery drink!


Susan - 3rd Place Pro/Elite Women
Janet - 1st Place Expert Women
Lynda - 3rd Place Sport Women 42+
Jody - 7th Place Sport Women 42+

At the awards ceremony/after party, we managed to catch up with Erin Vicary, who will always be a Dark Horse Girl to us.

Congrats to all racers!

Next up -- ICEMAN!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Massive Fall Out Ride 10/11/08

Four Dark Horse Girls, including new teammie Gabby, headed to the east side for the 3rd annual Massive Fall Out Ride, an MMBA benefit ride connecting 5 east side trails, Stoney Creek, Paint Creek, Addison, Bald Mountain and Bloomer. The weather was unseasonably warm, the colors were just starting to turn and we had an awesome day in the saddle getting about 42 miles in before heading back to the car (and the cooler!).

Before heading out:

Lunch Stop:

Bridges of Macomb County:

Heading back for some well-deserved refueling (aka BEER)

It was a long day with lots of pedaling, but one thing is for sure -- Fall riding in Michigan is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!