Race 1 and 2 are in the books and a BIG THANKS to race promoter and GSTAAD Scott rider Neko Mulally for putting on the events. Race 1 went down at TTC Gravity Park and Race 2 was at the beast, Windrock Park. The three race series will end at Bailey Mountain. The races are a great opener for the 2016 season.
TTC Race #1
TTC would prove not only to be a great place to race but it provided great weather and a large field of 125+ riders. The atmosphere was relaxed, fun and everyone was ready to get on the bikes. The 2016 Billy Goat Bikes Race team would be no different. After a long, wet off-season it was time to ride.
New bikes, new suspension, new sponsors and some new faces make up the new team. Seven out of our eight riders were present to test the new bikes and get their race wheels under them.
The track was steep, fast and BGB Racing ended up placing 3 riders in the top 10.
BGB Racing is looking forward to moving on to the next race at Windrock to continue fine tuning the bikes in preparation for the long season ahead.
Thanks to ALMPhoto for all pictures above….
- Amateur Men 14 under
- Nicholas Wildrick • 2nd •4:43.107
- Pro Men
Windrock Race #2
The weather would be slightly different than TTC, slightly! Saturday was a great over-cast day that was mainly dry and fast. Race morning would be a totally different day and a different Windrock. The Devinci Wilsons were in the house and ready to get muddy.
Practice on Saturday was a day fine tuning our SRSuntour Rux forks and our Canecreek DB Coils. Windrock is a brutal track and will take a toll on wheels and bikes, but these Novatec Demon DH wheels beat back the Rock.
Sunday practice and race conditions were the exact opposite of Saturday. It was going to be a challenging day and survival was the main theme. There were some awesome times laid down but most run were far from perfect.
“I just wanted you all to know that no matter where you finished, you should be stoked on finishing a race run in those conditions. That was about as bad as it gets and you probably won’t ride anything gnarlier all year. Think of it as the best practice weekend possible.” ~ Jimmy Leslie (BGB Racing team thread)
That sums up the weekend at the Rock…
Thanks to ALMPhoto for all race day pictures above….
Now we move on to race #3 at Bailey Mountain in North Carolina.
As always none of this would be possible without a great line-up of sponsors…
Billy Goat Bike Shop • Novatec Wheels • BikeFettish • RJ Rockers Brewery
Mountain Khakis • Onza Tires • SR Suntour • GoalZero
HT Pedals • FLY Racing • CaneCreek • Deity • Devinci Bikes