Friday, September 25, 2009

Midwest Fat Tire Series - Greensfelder Classic

Sunday (9/27/2009) is the 12th race in the Midwest Fat Tire Series; the 2009 Greensfelder Classic at Greensfelder County Park in Eureka MO.

The race is going to be on the Dogwood trail on the west side of the park riding counter-clockwise.  Here's an excerpt of the GORC Greensfelder map of this trail:  

The start/finish is going to be at the Muckerman Shelter.  St. Louis has been getting a lot of rain lately but the Dogwood trail drains very well and from what I've read its in great shape and should be perfect on race day.

I've only ridden Greensfelder a few times and in my opinion Dogwood is the best trail at the park.  It's pretty narrow in most places and has lots of twists and turns along with several rocky sections that can be fairly technical.  When riding counter-clockwise there's only one extended uphill section but that part of the trail is wide enough that passing won't be a problem.

The laps are going to be short; like 15 minutes per lap.  There will be lots of passing and I imagine many riders will be lapped by the expert group.  The weather is supposed to be really nice with sunny skies and temps in the 70's.  The series is almost over and I'm looking forward to the last couple of races.  I hope there's a good turnout.

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