|Houghton, MI only 1hr to Copper Harbor|
|Pre race with appropriate SSUSA gear|
|Photo by Ollis Photography|
This was my second time riding single speed and my first time riding the Copper Harbor trails and I was having a blast with both. I was running a 34-19 which worked great for the 3000ft of climbing we did. My Foundry Broadaxe worked great as well being super nimble and quick in the rough technical terrain. I was able to pick the best or sometimes the worst line at the very last second. The only thing I would of changed was my tires, I was running the super light Schwalbe Thunder Burt 2.1 which I somehow lucked out and didn't flat. I should have put on my larger volume racing ralphs to handle the rough sections of trail. So right before the last section of flowy single track I caught the 2nd place rider and made it down for a 2nd place finish.
After the race we had many drinks, pasty's, bike derby's, more drinks, and watched the competition to decide where SSUSA will be next year which included a swimming relay, beer, BB guns, and a bucket. Wisconsin will be hosting next year and I'll definitely be there!