Thursday, July 31, 2008
24 Hours of 9 Mile
Tomorrow Team Unicorn heads over to Wausaw, WI for the 24 Hour National Championships. Team Unicorn (named after O'gara) is Bill Fanter, Jeff O'Gara, Ben Shockey and myself. Ben originally planned to ride the whole thing himself, but I bought him a beer and asked him to ride with us and he changed his mind. He is replacing Traitor Brian Fuhrmann of Waukoon, IA. He rode with us last year along with Trevor Rockwell who has since moved to Iowa Falls or something like that to be a teacher. Fuhrmann has recruited 3 Out of Staters to join him in sharing the agony of defeat after suffering a loss to his local Bike Buds.
These Pictures are from last years race. We don't actually compete in the Championships... yet. This year we are in a 4 man open. We'll take turns doing 1 hour + laps starting at 10 AM Saturday and Finishing at 10 AM Sunday.
Correction: 4-Man SPORT Class. Now stop with the chastising. ;-)
Left: 9 Mile Transition Area - Right: Wild Bill Taking Off
Left: The Unicorn Himself - Right: Me and yes, I do race in a wife beater.