Monday, December 10, 2007

2007 Colorado State Cyclocross Championships - Lyons, CO

WOW, what a day of bike racing. The weather couldn't have been better, finally a weekend of Colorado cross racing in adverse conditions. Boulder Racing came out to Lyons & laid a hell of a course that was helped by the 4-6 inches of snow that had accumulated over the previous 2 days. I've got to give it up to the cyclocross fans that made the event off the hook. The Bohn Park playground was turned into the Playground from hell, complete with cow bells, a self contained fire pit, many grills, tents, good brew & lots of crazy & cold cyclocross fans.
The Playground was L O U D!
Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance was out recruiting & adding to the madness.
Dave from Redstone Cyclery served up crispy brats.It wouldn't be a Boulder race without the boys from Blue Sky with a Dales Pale Ale.The mustache was healthy but homeboy was a bit under the weather.Dale battles under the view of Steamboat Mountain.Scotty says rubbin' is racin'Kickin it through the playground, thanks for cheering!On my wayWe got our hands on one of these in the Single Speed category.Danny Summerhill leads Matt Pacocha, Jeremy Horgan-Kobalski & Brandon Dwight through the run up. The Mens pro race was the race of the day. All 4 of them traded blows for 60 full minutes. Jeremy bobbled in one of the final corners opening the door for Danny to collect the State Champions jersey. Congrats to Kerry Barnholdt on her State Championship victory in the womens race.

The 2007 racing season has officially come to an end. Oskar Blues has B I G plans for the 2008 season. I'm not letting the cat out of the bag just yet, stay tuned for the exciting news. It won't be too long since we only have 10 weeks until the 24 hours in the Old Pueblo. I guess I'll only have a few weeks for some of this.Will this be the real Superbowl???

Thanks to everyone who came out to make these championships & the entire 2007 season a damn good time!


debaser said...

That's how to run a race.

Greg said...

LONGMAN CAPTURED IT! Rob's ultimate face of pain on his way to victory!

Great times yesterday folks!

mimi said...

Phenomenal job Chad! Cyclocross is a blast! Way to blog about the race without promoting yourself.....I guess that pretty much confirms you are NOT a pussy. The race turnout was remarkable. So much so that the race coverage bumped our mountain bike article to next year! Hope you're enjoying the high.