Saturday, July 19, 2008

4th Place at Nationals!



Not too shabby. I got a call up for being the 3rd highest National ranked rider in attendance which made me feel super pro.

It was an incredibly hard race. I was in the front 3 for the first lap but my second lap found me back close to 10 spots... I was in a serious funk. I drank TWO Cheerpacks towards the end of the lap and started to focus. I battled back and started to lay down some serious emotion driven heat and pick people off. The 5th place guy and myself were killing each other, passing other riders in the super technical, greasy downhill and I opened up a little gap on the very last section and held him off.

Congrats to Andy Messer from IN on a great 2cd place finish! Also, congrats to Doug Long for bringing a National Champ Jersey back to Missouri!

Full report soon, I'm going to drink some margaritas!

Adam Craig can floss like you have never seen before. You really have no idea how fast that guy goes, it was truly amazing to watch. # 2 for him!

8 comments:

Robert T. Metz said...

FNA man!!!1 I'm totally stoked for you!

Black Matt said...

Nice f'in job man, I am truly stoked to be your friend and teammate!! An inspiration for real...

zbrace said...

my man!!...way to take care of business! high fives from the kitties.

Bob said...

Dave - that is an incredible finish at not only a national level, but a national championship level!!

Congrats - you make us STL folk proud.

Zak said...

You are someone I look up to.

big00bike said...

NICE!!!!

Joe said...

great job dave! way to go!

Gordon Wadsworth said...

Those were YOUR cheerpacks! I spotted a few of those on the trail and was like "Man could I go for one of those!" Great race man, my flat and crappy gear put me way further back than I should have been. Great race though davey.