Sunday, June 29, 2008

Broken Bikes equals many friends here in Germany!

So our bikes took a beating this week, the frames are fine but many other things have been buelled! However when a kid from the USA is in need and is very far away from home, it is no problem for many people to go out of there way to help us out! Our neighbors helped me, as well as the swedish junior team, the whole race organization knew who we were and were stoked to have racers from the USA, we were very popular with everyone. The race was good, I'll talk more later about it when I have battery, but I was just glad I could race so the result didn't matter too much, but I got 21st out of 65 racers. I sat in the hotseat for a while because I ran third due to a mechanical in Saturdays seeding run, in that run I also tried doing a no hander over the finish line jump no clipped in and nearly biffed it huge, but was able to save it for the most part, that was also a good way for people to know who you are. Michael was a little bit behind me, had an OK run but would like to be faster yet so would I. We both hope to due a little better in Switzerland for the next IXS cup. It is in Scual(sp). Thats where we are headed next! We will try to update all of you soon, we will have to find power first! Thule, Germany was great, the people are awesome and the rider was good. Free camping, showers and a DH only race with a good turnout here in East Germany. I would like to see more of this back in the states where the race organizers really care and the mountain works with them to put on the best race possible. I was told to tell all of you about this race and hopefullly more people from the states will race. Germany sure was fun, now, it is off the Switzerland!!!

6 comments:

L.A. said...

Good to hear your bikes are still together (somewhat). Cory, Alec, Chas and I went to Sol Vista yesterday. Super fun new berm trail that connects with Mogas Mile. Highlight of the day, rolling a car tire off a cliff! Alec is now searching for a tractor tire for the next trip!! Mad Dawg is at snowboard camp doing backflips into the foam pit on his scooter!! See ya soon.

Erin said...

Yo! I gave you guys a shout-out in my blog... check it out: http://www.examiner.com/x-250-Denver-Sports-Examiner

Erin

P.S. Go Spain!

Colin said...

Fantastic! Congrats on the races. Two top 30's is wicked. I'm glad you were able to find some help with the bike situation. I couldn't imagine anyone not wanting to help you. Good luck in Switzerland. Viva los Buell's!!!

Brendan said...

Sounds like an awesome trip so far. Have an excellent Fourth of July. Hopefully you can find some beach volleyball courts and some Big K soda in Switzerland.

barb buell said...

Thanks for the race info, glad to hear you both finished strong, not good to hear about another broken shock. Gotta figure that one out. Have fun on the last week of your trip. Guess Germany must have been bummed about losing the Euro Cup, but Spain was probably insanely pysched since not winning in 44 years. Planning for the next MSC in Snowmass now. Got a condo this time for Kristin's 18th birthday bash. Talk to you later. Love, MOM

barb buell said...

PS Give everyone a big thanks from me as well for helping out my boys. It's sure nice to know help can be found where you may least expect it! Love, Mom