On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 132

The race started at 10 am CST , with SEER ’ s traditional dead-engine start in rows by classes . In its third year , SEER ’ s track manager Derek Bratcher mixed up new single track sections , reversed trails , and included the already famous segments ‘ Nico ’ s Valley ’ and ‘ Copperhead Creek ’ which were extended . Both are creek beds with huge rock drops which need careful navigation .
SEER extended their race format from three hours to four hours race time . The extra hour pushed some riders to their maximum capacity , but most of them loved the extra possibility to make up places . Luckily the Bronze and Iron riders got a little ‘ break ’ when bypassing the hardest sections , while the Gold / Silver racers found their ultimate contest on gnarly terrain .