Kids racing at Crosstoberfest was some of the best I have seen!
what, climbing in a cross race?
ohran demonstrating how not to negotiate a run up, although I think his form is ready for La Ruta, look at those calves.
Ketchum has a cool vibe. Cross racing in a small town is rad. Race results are discussed among locals at the grocery checkout, kids racing with call ups, and cow bells that have seen use on a cow.
Race #1 had all the cash money (which was put up by wobblenaught) and I botched it. After building a solid lead I found I had a softening front tire, after a couple laps of nursing it I was able to switch bikes to my newly built c-dale. After 2 laps on that bike I tore the front tire off the rim on a hot downhill left hander and ground myself into the dirt. I then rode about a lap on the front rim and was passed by CPR. Long story short I changed back to my bike with the slow leak and nursed it to the finish for 2nd, still some coin but not the cash cow.
Race #2 was was nearly on the same course but rather than a large mud hole and run down it included a ski run-run up and high speed gravel descent. I rode steady building a lead throughout to take the Idaho State Championships but because I am not from the ID no medal for me, Cody represented well to take the big spud.
A big thanks to Adrian from Scott for a place to crash, I made a cool bed out of a massage table. Scott Montgomery (off Cannondale and now Scott fame) and his family for a great evening and dinner. B firth for a ride up and showing me some fun trails in Adam's gulch. Ohran for making my running skills look good and a bite of his $13 pancakes. The cyclists and fans in ID for some great racing.
The only bad thing is I missed my family