Monday, July 12, 2010

Valley Point to Point and The DH

Another great weekend of racing at Winter Park for Team Golden Wheelmen. On Saturday the Valley Pt to Pt Race, was in great shape if you were fast and riding the the Export or Sport classes. Otherwise, you got the added bonus of riding in heavy rain for the 2nd half of the course and having fun with tree roots and mud.

Top ten finishes included: Jason, Susan both 2nd, Mike 4th, Matt, Doug and Karen 8th, Scott (Swagman) 9th and Kevin 10th. Please let me know if I missed anyone!

Back at the Team tent food was provided by Doug and Anna as well as some friends from Denver. Many thanks.

On Sunday the DH course was a riot, fast and hard. Six hardy folks showed up and everyone got a top 10. The race consisted of a 30 yard dash to the bikes, and then a 100 yard ride to the start of the single track. Surprisingly it was quite a workout.

Top ten finishes included: Mike and Rick 2nd, Doug 4th, John 5th, Phil 7th and Chuck 8th. It was the largest turnout at WP for the DH ever and some groups, like Chuck’s had double if not triple the number of riders, compared to some of the other groups. Chuck is in a very competitive group this year.

Also, there was a large turnout of the fairer sex! One member of the Golden Wheelmen Team, who shall remain unnamed, made an interesting remark about women and body armor.

Overall, the teams are still doing well with Team 1, in 6th position, Team 2 in 11th and Team 3 in 29th. They have all dropped a couple of notches due to the downhill on Sunday, but when the best of 5 of 6 are counted I’m sure they will jump back up after the next race on July 31. Hopefully, everyone can make it.

One team member, Adam from Breckenridge, just couldn’t stand watching the Tour de France from his TV set so has scooted over to France to watch from the side of the road. He plans to be back at the end of the month to continue his racing career.

Doug Davis shot several hundred photos on Sunday and I’ll be posting up a link in the next day or so.

John Mac

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