Jake all over Velo News...you see that Team Sponsors? WTF are you thinking, this guy just threw down on some of the BEST IN THE WORLD. Get all over this guy before your competition does...jesus, what the hell are you thinking?
Cross Vegas 09...here we go.
Jones chased by Driscoll as they move off the front..
Compton devestated on her new Stevens Cross Bike..
The Gurls come through after lap one, Compton in control
Jake Wells starts his move to the front, this is a HUGE effort as he attempts to close on all the big heavys, including Vervecken, a three time world champ. This is when the text messages from all of Jake's bros back home started coming in hot and heavy, it was AWESOME.
As for my own personal race, well, I can't say I've had more fun ever racing. Many thanks to all of you who cheered loud and rowdily, I heard all of you and it made me go harder every cheer.The course had some really nice subtle changes from last year including a second "Boulder Cup" style run up which was just in the perfect location. The crowd this year was way more subdued and quite a bit more quiet it seemed, but no biggie I suppose. The grass on course was grippy and the Industry field was BIG with 122 registered starters. No surprise after my "issue" with the promoters over charging $8 to get in that I was staged in row 16 of 16 rows, starting dead last of 122. I did manage to fight up through 72 riders and finish 49th in a 30 minute race, pretty damned pleased with that, it was a great and fun eve for sure.