Well it was an interesting……ly long 2013 XC race season culminating at Race #14, The Tyler Speedwaves Race in Tyler, Texas on October 13th, 2013. The new race schedule threw a few wrinkles into our usual good times but we still managed to knock out some top 10 overalls and still fit in some good old fashioned OMW MAYHEM. Thank goodness that the powers that be, have in their infinite wisdom, decided to go back to the Spring series/Fall series format for 2014. But I digress….
OMW racing had a great 2013 race season. We had 10 guys qualified for the overall classifications. 4 of those guys made the top 10 in their groups. The other 6 finished in the top 30 in their groups:
Rob Remlinger 6th place- Cat 2/3 SS men
Gregg Colvin 7th place- Cat 2/3 SS men
Don Schwieters 8th place- Cat 2 50+
Jay Lopez 10th place- Cat 2 men 19-29
Congratulations guys!! Great job racing 14 races over a 6 month time period. Cant forget the other knuckleheads- Allen Brady 14th place Cat 2 men 45-49, Gerad Dambrosia 16th place Cat 1 30-39, Lance Hyde 20th place Cat 2 30-34, Jeff Cairnes 21st Cat 2/3 SS, Dan Hickman 23rd place Cat 2 45-49, and Alfredo Lopez 28th place Cat 2 30-34.
With the XC season over our usual focus becomes hand picking events to do for kicks and giggles and then start to prepare for the upcoming Spring series. It has come to our attention that the format of 6 hour, 12 hour, or 24 hour races fits our race style oh so nicely. We want to ride all day and get our party on at the same time!! Throw in some night riding and we cant stop smiling! So hope to see you out for some of those long weekends.
Before I sign off, let me remind everyone that the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest is on the schedule once again for Presidents day weekend 2014!! Set your calendars now for February13-15th, 2014 for “Another awesome three-day Mountainbike Festival” out in the Big Bend National park and Big Bend Ranch State Park areas . Check out www.desertsportstx.com for more info as it becomes available. See you at the races or out in Big Country!!