Sunday, May 14, 2006 -- Tomlinson Run State Park, WV
Hancock 100 - WVMBA # 4 (iPO Event Id#: 7323)
Story and photos by JR Petsko
Over 113 racers showed, and luckily, the rain held off until the awards ceremony. By then, the sky had opened up dumping buckets of rain and crazy lightning. Thanks to a race against the clock format, the event was intense. Lap after lap they rode, flaying to the finish.
Tomlinson Run State Park is located at the top of the northern West Virginia panhandle. The park's 1,398 acres extends along a stream from which it gets its name. There's plenty to do there, and most folks know that Mountaineer Park Game Resort is not far away, providing some "other" racing excitement.
The only thing I found was a tire tube wrapped around a tree stump, looking suspiciously like a plump, black snake. Check out the race photos for a view of this monster.
Editor's Note: I would imagine that this is how the legends of Bigfoot, the Yeti, even the Loch Ness monster became famous. Now Tomlinson Run has it's own monster to deal with...