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Plattekill DH Race #1 for 2009

ROXBURY, New York (derailedonline.com) - 2009 DH Mountain Bike season kicked off at Plattekill Mountain Bike Park past weekend. The weather was beautiful and the course was steep. The builders did a great job mixing man made features with natural steep Plattekill shale. The steepest part being a section called “Fall Line.” This separated the men from the boys. If you didn’t crash there at least once you weren’t going fast enough. Everyone agrees that this was a great course to start the season with.

Team LoweRiders Derailed did well this weekend with a win by Rod Haske in Cat 2 19-29 class. Geoff Ulmer threw down this weekend and pulled out a win by less than half a second. He was followed Closely by Chris Higgerson and Jamie Ford. Ford gave a surprise to everyone and himself. After recovering for a year and a half from his shoulder injury he returned to the podium in his first race back. Congrats to all the riders for a great weekend. See you on the trail next time.

Pro Men:
1. Geoff Ulmer

2. ChrisHiggerson

3. Jamie Ford


Special to Derailedonline.com by Brian Yannuzzi

Plattekill DH May 03 2009

Plattekill DH May 03 2009

photos by Abby Reczek




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Posted on May 5, 2009 18:35:31 -0400 by Brady.