Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Things are starting to get crazy!

Well it is that time of year again, days getting shorter and it is 24hr race season. Lead times are fluctuating between 1 and 2 weeks.

Speaking of race season, had a few customers race and place in the 24hrs of Sage -

Nick and Tracy Thelen - 1st place, Duo Coed

Chad Brockmier - 2nd place, Mens Solo Single Speed

Heather Williams - 2nd place, Womens Solo

Congrats to everyone! Vapor Trail 125 coming up this weekend, 24hrs of Colorado Springs on Oct 1st, then 24hrs of Moab on Oct 8th.

Been having a great summer! Got to go to the beginnings of the USA Cycling Pro Challenge series final stage in Golden. Me and Dano met at 4 am on Sunday morning at the Golden Recreation Center then rode up Chimney Gulch to the Nature Center at the top of Lookout Mountain.

The road from the bottom to the top that the pro's road up is 1700 feet in elevation gain and 7 miles from the bottom to the top of Lookout Mountain. The mountain trail that we ride, Chimney Gulch, takes us that same 1700 feet in elevation gain but it is only 3.5 miles of trail! Anyhoo, we got to the top and watched an amazing sunrise.

The road had been closed all night by State Patrol to keep people from trying to park vehicles on the road. Me and Dano cruised down Lookout Mountain Road from the top as spectators were hiking and biking up it.

The crowd on Lookout Mountain was amazing! Here is a video from FIFO regular Goldenboy that really shows the electricity in the air along the course.

Me and Dano rode Lookout Mountain Road down and stopped in several spots and chalked some art on the road.

I rushed home to watch the live coverage on the internet as the coverage on TV earlier in the week was terrible. The coverage on the Shack Tracker was great, following the Peloton up Lookout Mountain, even had a few helicopter shots. The coverage on NBC was more like Nascar.

Woke up the next day and opened up the paper, cool, the Pro Challenge made the front page. Looking a little closer, right in front of one guys front wheel the chalk on the road reads "Got Amoeba?". How cool is that?!