Jim “Harvester of Sorrow” Kobak pulled off an unprecidented sweep of the annual Carnival of Sins Rollerski Stage Race. Kobak won each of the stages, including the feature stage up the Hill of Death where he was mobbed by the throngs of spectators as he crossed the line. Kobak held off Chris Rose with punishing attacks on the first three stages, and battled Bob Maswick on the final gut churning summit climb. Maswick was skiing exceptionally strong after being coached last weekend by the US Ski Team in a clinic sponsored by High Peaks Cyclery Nordic Specialists. “Drive the knees and throw those arms forward!!!!!”
Kobak’s victory has him poised to be a lock atop the soon to be released VHCS (Viking Helmet Championship Series) pre-season poll.
To Rose, this was a classic example of a “trap race” following last weekend’s Conquest of the America’s Race. “I have to win these games, especially with the strength of schedule playing in my favor, I think I was looking past this race to the Sufferfest on Nov 9th.”