Ohio OMA Nationals- Uncle Circe Draws Blood

 

 

Welcome to Ohio!

The Buckeye State

 

 

The 2009 OMA National series ventured to Rio Grande, Ohio for round number 3.  Limping not too far behind the traveling cross country circus was the Wilbur-mobile, packed with KTM 200’s, gear bags, food,  near-vomiting riders, and a box of Smagical 2 DVD’s.   Phil was fighting some flu symptoms and Uncle Circe was trying to breathe without the usual Chicago smog he is accustomed to…

 

Team Manager Circe pins it

Team Manager Circe pins it

 

 

Introducing Uncle Circe, Five-5-1-Films/Uncle Circe Racing’s team manager.  Publisher and regular cell phone photo-snagger.  Known around the trials world as “One Shot Circe,”  “OSC” just clicks salamander-mode and crawls around the rocks and cliffs like he has jars of honey for feet.  His uncanny ability to perch has left other photogs in utter disbelief.   “OSC” doesnt just live life behind the lens, however, he grabs it by the handlebars and runs it into trees.  Circe first got his start with Moto Trials in 2000 on his trusty Montesa.  He came onto the scene in an explosion of flames.  He warped minds with his trademarked both-knees-on-one-side-of-the-gas-tank riding style (Photos and Video to come.)  Although he lives in downtown Chicago and only rides on race days, he is one to keep an eye out for in the future.  He is destined to entertain…

  The group arrived early sunday morning after deciding to skip the saturday practice and try to recover in the hotel room.  The bikes were assembled and the pits were constructed. 

 

Setting up the pits

Setting up the pits

 

 

Phil started on the far inside.  He only got half a lap into the race and his hand started going numb.  Three tree slams later, it looked like trying to ride through it was a bad idea.  He pulled off and decided it was time to get the nagging wrist looked at.  

 

Phil pulls out with a numb hand

Phil pulls out with a numb hand

 

 

  With Phil out it left Circe to fly the 551 Films flag.  And fly it, he did.  While floating down one of the steep hills on the course, he managed to pick up a large chunk of shale in his rear tire.  This added mass spun him sideways and threw him off his bike and into a pile of rocks.  He caught a sharp one to the elbow, snagging a piece of his flesh.  He soldiered 2 more laps after the incident  to top his personal lap record with 3 runs through the barcode scanners.  

 

Bloody elbow and all, Circe used his spirit to make the podium

Bloody elbow and all, Circe used his spirit to make the podium

 

 

   Geico Kawasaki’s Paul Whibley took the win handily, followed by his teammate Jimmy Jarrett, and GNCC start Thad Duvall in 3rd.  Next weekend is the Nebraska Trials Nationals .  First things first, however, Circe is buying some butterfly stitches and Phil is heading to see the Doc.  Anyone know any wrist/bone specialists?  

 

Eventual winner Paul Whibley leads through the Endurocross section

Eventual winner Paul Whibley leads through the Endurocross section

4 Responses to “Ohio OMA Nationals- Uncle Circe Draws Blood”

  1. Uncle Circe says:

    I used Lane’s three rules to the best of my ability.

    I had fun.

    I learned something.

    I earned championship points.

  2. Hank says:

    Go Circe Go.

  3. max factor says:

    I should have gone 🙁

  4. Hi. I like the way you write. Will you post some more articles?

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