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Showing posts from September, 2011

CrossVegas 2011

CrossVegas 2011 - The weather made for an exciting race this year, but when is cyclocross ever not exciting. Thanks to the unusually rainy weekend and stormy afternoon, the grass at Desert Breeze park was thoroughly soaked as the first category 'Wheelers and Dealers" race began. Since I 
was still manning the registration and rider check-in tent I wasn't able to see it but it sounded exciting, the field was stacked with over 150 riders so I'm sure the start was interesting. Just before the pro women's race started registration closed (yes the Pro riders like to wait till the last minute to check in, who knows why), so I headed to the finish line to assist the results team, front row to all the action. The women's race was amazing as usual but everyone knew from the start that it was team Luna's Katerina Nash that would take it. After the women's race the course was thoroughly 'slopified' for the men's pro race. The race was exciting with …

Vikingman 2011

The Vikingman in Burley, Idaho was a beautiful change from the heat of Las Vegas this summer. Swimming in the Snake River was surprisingly warmer than expected, it was a sunny day with light breezes. The event was well coordinated and supported even though there were so many different races going on at the same time, aquabike, half-marathon, half-tri, olympic tri and duathlon. The courses were flat and fast which was also a nice change from the rolling hills and climbs around Lake Mead where most of the races in Las Vegas are held. If the drive wasn't so long I would definitely plan on making the Vikingman an annual event, but we will see about next year.

Another thing I liked about this race was that there was only one transition area and it was on grass. The people were also very friendly, I heard lots of "good job", "have a nice ride" and "doing awesome" from the other racers. The bike course left T1 and turned right out to some flat country roads…