A little over-view from a local newspaper.
With registration we got a T-shirt:
Chris (son) and friends Al and Paul came over. A few other friends had happened to show up and we had a great time.
After the race, we setup Chris' winter tent, with a wood stove inside, and had a nice toasty sleep.Maybe the brews helped...
A fellow rider, who decided to take pictures this day, did a great job and many of the pics I'll post below will be from him.
Ryan Nanney. Check out his work.
The race format was 3 person relay team. Me before the race sporting my wolfman hat and Russ getting a chuckle out of it in the background.
I went first, LeMans start (had to do a little run before we got on the bikes). Never was a runner, still not !
Al ahead of brother Paul, who was on a different team.
Chris was our anchor. Fastest guy on our team.
Yours truly.....Thanks again to Jen for letting me use her Pugsley for the winter.
Cooper and I heading out for another lap. My last one of 4...Coop's maybe 15th?? He ran all day, with just about everyone. This was the lead out from the transition, probably the fastest part of the course. You can't tell by me, but you can see Cooper is legging it.
Cooper following a couple riders.
Random shots during the race. Gomez getting a hand-up.
Randy showing off on his last lap.
After the race and a few beers, it was derby time. Riders ride in a slow tight circle. If your foot touches the ground, you're out. It keeps getting tighter and tighter until only one person is left riding and is the winner. Good bike handling skills are required.
After the race...some goodness from Sand Creek Brewery. Lasted well into the night. Gomez found the best seat in the house.
Winter camping, tent setup.
The next morning, Chris, Cooper, Al and I took off for ride/run for an hour or so. When we got back, Al left for home and I traded in Jen's bike that I've been borrowing all winter for skis and with Chris and Cooper went out for another 90 minutes or so.