Rich leads a clinic in the background, while Rodger shares some of his CX strategies in the foreground at CXpreX #2.
David Bothner (on a belt-drive single-speed!)
There was some great racing at #2. In the Beezzz it was Talbot Hack ripping up the pack by a sizable margin, David Bothner and Nate Kearns sliding by a charging Lucas Wall after Lucas took a tumble in one of the final off-camber turns, and Paul Steigerwald standing guard over the fifth spot he took last week.
With a new Wimminnn's group this week, the appearance of Gabriella Sterne and Jen Conine showed that we have some great women riders in the area mashing it out strongly in the Beeezzz.
Some of last week's Beeezzz breathed deep with the Aiiiiizzzz this week. The drama started early when last week's winner, Rich Stark, dropped a chain on the first lap, leaving him way off the back in the early going. As usual, he used his single-speed savvy to reel in everyone but Rodger by the end. Tom Barrett moved up a spot from last week, David Chalenski's first effort as an Aiiiiii paid off with a forth place finish, and Ken O'Day kept his pace steady and even for another fifth place.
What will next week at Leslie Park bring? Come on out and join in the thrills. The regular season gets under way at a Cannonsburg night race tonight and at Ithaca tomorrow.