Monday, April 06, 2009

2009 Big Sandy Results

Sorry for the blackout ... been deathly sick AND traveling for the past few days. I'll try and clear the backlog today and tonight if the Nyquil doesn't put me back to sleep.

Last weekend's second annual Big Sandy Race got some love from the mainstream media:
Steve Ray of Fresno outpedaled the field at Saturday's Big Sandy mountain bike race, covering the hilly 23-mile course in 2 hours, 1 minute, 58 seconds.
John Parson of Palmdale placed second in the men's pro/expert division in 2:04.23.
"I knew John would close the gap on every climb, so I had to make the downhills count," said the 34-year-old Ray. "Plus, I've been riding this trail half my life. That kind of helps, too."

Clovis' Kristi Eastin, a Fresno State classics professor who used to be a pro mountain bike and road racer, won the women's pro/expert division in 2:35:55, followed by Amber Finch of Truckee in 2:36.51.
Read the whole story at the

Full results are posted up at USA Cycling but the main site has the photo links .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just to set the record straight: Barb Howe was actually the first woman across the line (one might argue local bias on the part of the Bee, but I think it was an honest mistake)! Many thanks to Barb for traveling down to our neck of the woods for "The Big Sandy"--which, incidentally, is the name of a creek and in **no way** describes the awesome, point-to-point, darn-near all single track and sandless course!
Kristi Eastin