Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tuck no handers and one footed x-ups Slope Side!
Phew... another crazy week has come and gone. I've had no time for blogging. The "elders" as my brother likes to call them, were here visiting and back to Florida they went this morning after 8 days with me. I have to admit, it was nice having meals ready and laundry done (thanks mumzy) after working all day with a bonus heavy 20 hour training week Jen tossed into the mix. Noooo problem. I got very creative and even managed to not abort one scheduled workout which included a commute ride into work (25 miles one way) and home while it piss poured on me both ways last Thursday. Can I just tell you how fun it is to put on sopping wet cycling clothing to ride back home in? ICK.
This past weekend was all about my 16 year old gnarly nephew, Andrew. I got to see some pretty cool slope side freestyle mountain bike action at a competition he was in up in Tilton New Hampshire. Crazy stuff. I decided not to miss a scheduled ride so pedaled up from my sister's house in Eliot Maine to Tilton while she drove up. At one point I even found myself on the Timberman Bike course not realizing how close
Tilton was to Gilford NH.
Andrew was in the amateur competition with 33 riders. He walked away with 3rd place and some serious Shwag. Sram bike parts to name a few.
Tuck no handers, 360s, tire grabs, toboggans, and one footed x-ups, just a few tricks in his arsenal coupled with some seriously smoooooth riding finesse earned him his awesome placing.
One thing I learned, you don't want to be known as a "hucker" Lacking style, and just muscling your way down the mountain. Sooo not Andrew. Everything is calulated
and well thought out before every run. Nice job A!!!!! Aunt TGP is soooo proud of you!
A on the Shred Shed
MR. TGP, Sister Paula and Mom at the base of Highland Mountain's Freestyle terrain park
Posted by Trigirlpink at Sunday, July 27, 2008