Day 5 Race Report

Day 5 was mostly a new course with one special test from the other days.  Kurt Caselli had a great day with a win in the very long first test which the fastest did in 8 minutes.  Kurt did it in 7:55 Destry Abbott did the test in 8:19 for 20th place.  Kurt was not [...]

Day 4 Race Report

The Team USA trophy moved up to 5th place in the standings on day 4, moving ahead of Finland.  The Finnish team lost Juha Salmenin yesterday and today Simo Kirssi’s slower pace dropped them almost 2 minutes behind the USA.  Caselli and Abbott were the fastest for the USA.  As they start thinking about day [...]

Day 2 Race Report

Day two covered the same course as day one.  The terrain was chewed up on the special tests as another 400 bikes went over the course twice again today [they do 2 loops each day].  The tests were deep sand with the exception of one.  The final 7th test is again on the beach, a [...]

Day 1 Race Report

ISDE 2009 started on a cool damp morning with the first of 428 bikes off at 8:00 AM.  Things really started looking up for Team USA when Kurt Caselli hit the first special test.  The top 5 riders were all in the 5 Minute :50 second area and Kurt did a 5:48.63. !!!!
icky Dietrich had [...]

Destry’s WORCS / AMA Hare Scramble Race Report

WORCS / AMA Hare Scramble
Olympia, WA
August 2, 2009
I’ve really been looking forward to racing up in the northwest, because it’s usually more technical then the other rounds. This WORCS round was in conjunction with the AMA Hare Scramble series and was supposed to be a three hour race (I’ll get to that later). It was [...]