This is what happens when you get several "bike enthusiasts" (bike geeks, really) together for an afternoon BBQ. We take over half a parking lot, set up cones and have a "Flannel and Figure 8s" race.
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, Figure 8 racing is basically what it sounds like, racing on a track shaped like a figure 8. The track crosses in the middle. As you can imagine, there is potential for carnage, and much entertainment.
First we had the qualifying round (individual), then the full race, then the relay race. All of it below in the YouTube video. It's 9 minutes, so if you want to cut to "interesting parts" here are some:
- My seeding run at 1:25.
- Full race at 3:29 (all of us at once).
- Relay race at 5:09
- My leg of the relay race at 5:28 (followed quickly by Damon grabbing too much front brake and eating shit!)
- Final race at 7:12 (which I opted out of due to injuries sustained on Mt. Seymour)