Mike and I managed to sneak away for the weekend of July 18th to enjoy the cool weather in Davis, WV, have a Shovelhead Burrito at Hellbenders and race in the WV State Mountain Bike Championship series #8.  I opted to race in the Clydesdale division while Mike signed up for Expert Mens Vet for more punishment taking in two long laps instead of the one lap I had to complete.  Beautiful singletrack with exceptional rocks and roots to test your technical skills, this course will make you appreciate dual suspension.  A remarkable job in organizing was done by Black Water Bikes.  I also really enjoyed the after race pizza from Sirriani’s and beer from Mountain State Brewing Company

Mike picking a line during the pre-ride

Part of the race course

A breather during the pre-ride

up the road in Thomas, WV.   Looking forward to next year!