RACE REPORT BY Joey King.
June 7th, 2014 This race is up north past Green Bay. I signed up for the 60 mile race which would give me an earlier start time and a chance for some extra miles. Finishing early would allow me to drive back in daylight.
I ended up with 40 miles, placing 18th out of 21 in the 60-mile solo men category. Such as it is with WEMS, people do their own thing, mileage, and pace. I was hoping for 50 but honestly didn't have the right approach. I got behind with my fueling and really started to come apart at 35 miles which left a half-lap crawl to the finish.
There were two comical moments. The first was the le Mans start where a photo on the stumpfarm facebook page shows I'm first or nearly so to the bikes. What it doesn't show is how I missed my pedal on my CX mount so badly I ended up near the back.
The second moment of humiliation came at the end lap two. I was following wheels coming through the timing tent when the person in front of me just stopped dead. I rolled right up onto her back wheel. We were both distracted by the start of the 30 mile race which occurred at exactly this moment. All was well fortunately and we would joke about it later while enjoying the flowing buff single track.
There are a lot of stumps at the stump farm but there's more buff and flow than I've ever experienced in my life. Super nice day and a great event again. I'm really digging this WEMS series.