After nearly five hours of racing, I really thought Beta’s Cody Webb and Graham Jarvis were going to cross the finish line banging bars. They were that close the entire day. Each would gain an advantage, just to have the other one charge and take it back. They swapped the lead numerous times.
But in the end, a flat mousse caused Jarvis to slow and give Cody Webb some breathing room to cruise to the finish. Jarvis finished some 25 minutes later, nearly riding on the rim. Fortunately he was running two rimlocks, they were all that kept the tire on. Webb’s mousse was ruined and starting to come out of the tire at the finish also.
Taylor Robert was the only other rider to keep anywhere near the same pace as the front-runners. He rode a lonely day in 3rd, with a big gap back to 4th place Destry Abbott.
Expert class winner Steven Dienes was also in a class of his own. He was the only rider not to get lapped by Webb and Jarvis. Paul Krause rode the Enduro360 Husaberg FE350 to second place, big hand to him. We jokingly claim he won the senior class. Jonathan Estes broke the chain guide off the swingarm of his Yamaha early and had to wire it in place. Miraculously it made it through the day, but he had to work on it numerous times.
I have tons of stories to tell of the event and photos too. Stay tuned for all the news of the day. I want to give huge congratulations to all the finishers. This was an epic event, a bucket list type of day.
For all of you who have asked about the bikes, yes, I have both the Jarvis and Krause bikes in the van and we will do a complete tech and review on them this week. I can’t wait to ride Graham’s bike.