Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Another Great Weekend of Racing!

Saturday 8/23 was the Maybury TT -- a first time TT format for Maybury. The course was rumored to be somewhat short, clocking in around 8 or 9 miles, so what better way to spend a summer Saturday? The weather was getting humid by the time Beth Ann started in her singlespeed class and by the time the Sport women went off, it felt like someone had turned the sauna on! But overall, the course was in great shape and the TT format at Maybury was alot of fun. Nearly 300 racers came out for this Metro South Trail benefit.


Kerry 2nd Place Sport Women 25-39
Lynda 4th Place Sport Women 40+

Sunday 8/24 was the USAC Pontiac Lake XC Race. Andrea & Jody had a great showing tearing up one of the toughest XC race courses around.


Andrea 5th place Expert/Elite Women
Jody 2nd Place Sport Women 40+

Congrats to all!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dark Horse Racing STORMS the Fort with 3 Podium finishes at the Ft. Custer TT!

It was a great day for racing on Sunday 8/17/08 at the Ft. Custer TT. The weather was perfect, and although the trail was a little sandy and about 2 miles longer than the advertised distance, Dark Horse had an excellent showing with Lynda racing to 1st in Sport Women 40+ and Jody finishing not far behind in 3rd. Kerry placed 4th in Sport Women 25-39 and Beth Ann once again beat several men in the Sport/Beginner Singlespeed class and although she didnt make the podium, she had the fastest Dark Horse time of all!!!

It was also an interesting day of gender bending as the 4 racing Dark Horse Girls had 3 non-racing males as their support crew! Just the opposite of what you usually see at the races, where the women support the men racers! Thanks, Adam, Scott & Tom!

A stop at the Dark Horse Brewery after for pizza and beer topped off an awesome day!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Dark Horse Gets 2 Podium Finishes at 2008 Ore to Shore

Susan won her age bracket, racing to 4th overall at the 2008 Ore to Shore Hard Rock 48 mile mountain bike race in Marquette, Michigan. Janet placed 2nd in her age group, racing to 24th overall, and Kerry placed 6th in her age group for 37th overall.

Nice job, Dark Horse!

Monday, August 4, 2008

2008 Tree Farm Relay -- Fun(d)raising Good Times!

The 2008 Tree Farm Relay Trail Benefit Race is history, and once again the race was a great time for a great cause -- raising funds for the MMBA Metro South Chapter. Working with Team Tree Farm and the MMBA, Dark Horse Racing co-sponsored the race and helped out with organizing and volunteering, including some long hours spent in the timing tent helping keep track of racers coming through the chutes. We also had 2 teams participate in the race with DHR Shiftless Sistahs winning the Women's Advanced Class and DHR Girls With Gears getting 2nd place in Women's Sport.
Thanks to everyone who came out to this race or provided support in some other way!