|Jan-Marcel goes up in the world...|
|Todd Reichert ties himself in knots|
Lunch munched, tabs obtained and some car park loafing and photography before heading back inside to Do Things on that Internet, that they have now.
|Thomas & Jan-Marcel bidding for the Sportsmanship Award|
I emerged a couple of hours later to find a beautiful early afternoon had turned teh suxx0r, with a strong wind blowing bikes over and heavy rain clearly visible not far away. A nice rainbow as we set out for the course was good to look at, but did not bode well. The rain did hold off, but the wind didn't although it grew less strong the later it got. The only rider of three to post a time in the first session of Eric Ware in the Wedge, who clocked a wind-assisted 73+ mph. Trefor Evans in the Vortex deliberately missed the time tapes after hitting the gouge in the road two miles out and believing "something was rubbing". Tiffany Underwood had a flat halfway down the course.
|Trefor Evans in Vortex, approaching Ranch Road 2|
Time to melt some ice now, as my back aches and my feet are killing me. I think I'll volunteer to drive the sweep car for the rest of the week... Jonathan did it tonight and reports that the Challenger is restricted to 115 mph, irrespective of whether one has released the parking brake or not. Now he really will have to crash it into a bulldozer in the final reel.