Posted: Mon Aug. 28, 2006 10:10 am
Thank You Team Pinnacle, Sponsors and Volunteers for putting on a well organized event. The friendliness and support of the volunteers could not have been surpassed by any I have seen. I've been involved with hundreds of events and The Pinnacle 2006 ranks among the top with regard to organization, timeliness and the course layout. Course direction was perfect, I couldn't have gotten lost if I wanted to! As a Timer and scorer of many events, I was glad to see that your time for me, matched mine exactly.
This was my very first MTB race with a couple of months training (not quite conditioned for it). It was a big transition from running to biking for me. I realized yesterday that it was a whole body experience in terms of muscle strength! I was very glad that it was on my hometown course and being one the most technical with a lot of everything. The entire course was excellent and the rain added a little extra challenge in some spots. My favorite part of the course was from Pinnacle By-Pass to the finish line. I particularly get a thrill out of bombing down the winding pine needle/dirt down hills.
The Novice Juniors were outstanding! Again, THANKS for a great time in the woods!