Race #2 of the West Texas Series was held Sunday, Sept 9th, 2007.
The spring and summer rains have made the Girl Scout Trails spectacular with all the tree’s and incredible terrain. Chris Podzemny and other volunteers have worked many hours over the last two months to manicure the trails into ideal condition. Cabins at the Girl Scout Camp were available for over night stay by any out-of-towners and riders wanting to take part in the “night before” activities.
Die hard racers and fans were not discouraged by the muddy trails from the surprise over night rain. The trail terrain and design allowed adequate runoff so that the 50 starters were not delayed. Cool temperatures and overcast skies with a threat of more precipitation encouraged the racers to maximize their efficiency without compromising safety. Luckily a minor skinned knee and one flat tire were the only casualties on this event day.
New this year was an off-road 5K run before the mountain bike race started. The Kids Cup followed the mountain bike races while race results were being tabulated and posted. This ACA event was sponsored by Old Tascosa Cycling Club, Gold’s Gym and Outdoor Element Sports.
To see the KAMR Channel 4 interview with Event Director Kari Mueller of Gold’s Gym, go to http://myhighplains.com/content/fulltext/?cid=4361