It was certainly a toss up on what to do this past weekend, but Tim really wanted to race at Barlow. I had been on the road for a week straight (SLC, Seattle, Vegas), so not going to the cabin was an o.k. option, especially since the fire was still burning up there. A great compromise was a great mountain bike ride on Saturday (Falls Creek) with a bunch of friends and then CX on Sunday. I still haven't had enough mountain biking for the year, so Saturday was a nice break from racing and a total blast. Falls Creek out and back is one of my favorites and we hadn't had a chance to ride it all summer, so it was perfect. About 33 miles and almost 5000 feet of climbing. A great warm up for Sunday.
I cheered Tim on through his A race. He decided not to race with the masters and after his endo on the first lap, he crawled back to 15th. A respectable finish and I have never seen so much salt as I did on him after that race. We took a nice ride afterwards and headed to Rogue Brewery to celebrate the last days of indian summer.