There is absolutely no one faster on Earth at going downhill than Jason Fiegl. At the start of the SLOP FEST 5 on the summit of Bare Mt., Fiegl elbowed his way through the pack before putting on what has to be the most awesome display of downhill prowess ever witnessed. It was as if he was in free-fall and reached terminal velocity on the way down, “… I was at a NASA science teachers’ workshop earlier in the day, and I just kept repeating to myself on the way down ‘be the vomit comet, be the vomit comet”
Fiegl put in a 40 second gap to his closest rival, Jim Kobak, by the Homestead, and up to two minutes on the rest of the field. Jason then showed he was no slouch on the uphill either by pushing up Rattlesnake in just over 15 minutes from the pkg lot. By doing so, Fiegl achieved the fastest ever recorded time from Bare to Rattlesnake. “…without a doubt, Jason Fiegl will win the 2009 Patch Sprint,” said Kobak, “…there is no one on the planet who can touch him on the downhill. He can cruise the flats and is one of the fastest guys going uphill in the race. The Janny is his… I also think he will set a new course record and become the undisputed King of the Patch Sprint!”
Other SLOP FEST competitors also put in great times. Tom Moffet also set a PR and bettered his personal goal of 30 minutes for the race. Tom Lynch, travelling from greater Boston for the event, and Skip Singer, travelling from greater Shelburne, managed to squeeze in 27 holes before setting good times in the SLOP FEST race. Singer was happy with his time, which was right on pace with his race-day goal, “Luckily I never have to play the second hole at Willsboro again, which really allowed me to save some energy for today’s event…”
SLOP FEST #6 will take place on Thursday, May 6. Racers will be challenged by the route through Fiegalley… meet at the base of Poko at 5 pm for a car drop.