Sunday, September 9, 2001 -- Coopers Rock State Forest - Morgantown, WV
Henry Clay 30K - WVMBA Point Series #13 (iPO Event Id#: 2639)
Story and photos by Dave McKain
People have been mountain biking at Coopers Rock SF about as long as
mountain bikes have been around. Being on the back porch of Morgantown
and WVU - the forest perpetually hosts quite a load of mountain
bikers. The forest has also been home to many a mountain bike race
including 14 Henry Clay races. With its extensive trail system
and rugged terrain, it's no wonder that the forest trails see many
visitors from far off lands such as Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York
and Ohio. One thing not lacking at Coopers are rocks. Lots of rocks
waiting for the next unfortunate underinflated tire to pinch flat.
In the Jr. Expert class, David Layman took the win followed by Mike Raney in second. The pair finished in 8th and 10th overall so watch out next year. In the continuing battle for the sport class, Joe Stone held off JB Forinash and Ian Custer to take the win while Matt McDonald wasn't far behind in taking the Jr. Sport win. In the Womens Sport class, Stacey Levendorf took top honors while Shandon Hime headed up the big boys (clydesdale).