Thanks again to all the volunteers who help make this race run as smooth as it does. Big thanks to Karl and Traci who spent 6 hours marking the course the day before. Our Sag drivers Karl and Keith, race photographers PaulE and Cassandra (photos to be posted in a day or two). Jody & David for timings. Our grill masters, all those who brought beer and food.
New this year was the addition of a rugged level “B” with exposed bedrock and a rutted river bottom access road. It received rave reviews for the racers as it was “different” “fun” and just plain challenging – especially for the cross riders to negotiate successfully without flatting.
The preem (top of first major climb) was taken by Radio Shack team member and 2008 USA Olympian Jason McCarney. He would go on to win the race beating Pro Jeff Barnes by 4 minutes and the entire field of top local pro talent. While not a course “time” record, he did average the fastest speed on the course in the 19 year history. We will be discussing how the course records are handled and if we decided to switch to speed (allowing us to alter the route slightly from year to year as we did this year) Jason will receive the bonus $ for setting a new course “speed” record.
We awarded over $800 in prize money (not bad for little race with no sponsors) and raised $400 for Chain Reaction Cycling.
Thanks to all who showed up for one of the most challenging short course gravel races anywhere!
If you'd like the results in an XLS including the last 6 years just drop me an email at Lance.Andre at Hotmail dot com.