PIR is always a favorite for Portland racers because of its close proximity to downtown. Many of us make the short ride up most Monday and Tuesday evenings during the summer to race on the road course or MTB Short Track racing.
In addition to the close proximity we were all excited to break out the Deschutes beer for the first time since Starcrossed. Thanks to Portland Design Works we also brought a griddle out to make some Dave’s Killer Bread treats. There was french toast, grilled cheese, grilled cheese with hash browns, egg and sausage, and all kinds of other varieties of deliciousness. And regardless of what some people said the free coffee that Jen brought was amazing. Stop by next week and enjoy a beer and some food on us.
Fresh off his first Cross Crusade victory Tuckerman was eager to get number two on the flat and dry course. With Sean Babcock, week 1 winner, back in the field as well as teammate Shannon Skerritt, Molly Cameron and Donald Reeb, in addition to the dry flat course it was going to be a fast 60 minutes. We also had Josh Liberles and Brian Gerow in the elite field and Megan Chinburg in the womens field.
The race started and a group quickly formed with Tuckerman, Skerritt, Babcock, Cameron and Reeb.
As Tuckerman made his way around the course solo working to make it to the finish, Skerritt and Reeb were behind fighting for 3rd place. In the end Skerrritt came in 4th. Tuckerman took his second victory in as many weeks, which later turned into a bit of controversy regarding the pile-up that occurred during the race. In the end nothing changed, but it did pave the way for a great battle next week at Hillsboro between Tuckerman and Cameron…
In the womens race Megan Chinburg was back off of a week of being sick, still not fully recovered she was just looking to go out and see what she could do. If only more of us had Megan’s engine at not 100% because she was able to finish 5th behind and in front of some fast ladies.
Next week we’ll be at Hillsboro for week #4.