Anybody out there race the original Beezley Burn back in the day. I mean waaaaay back in the day, like 1992? Remember that? It was only around for a few years. I was like 13 or so and had a sweet Shogun Trail Breaker II. I bought that bike for $400 at the short lived Ephrata bicycle shop. I remember walking to the bike shop with an envelope stuffed full of every penny I owned, and then cruising home in style. The race back then was organized by the city. The start and finish were in the same place as we have it, but that is about all the similarities between the Beezley Burn of then and the Beezley Burn of today. It was my first race, and all I remember is that it hurt! Apparently my first 13 years of life had been pretty easy, because I had never experience pain quite like that. Fast forward 15 years to 2005. My wife and I decided we were going to resurrect the Burn. It sounded so easy, hammer a few stakes in the ground, buy some numbers, BAM, there it is. We had no idea what we were doing (we’re only slightly better now) but we were going for it. We had 47 participants that year… and were totally stoked! While the original Burn was only around for a few years, the impression it left upon me (literally) lives on.