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Thursday, August 20, 2009

race results: wednesday night worlds

this was the second-to-last Steamboat Springs Town Challenge race for 2009. perfect warm and sunny late summer weather for the 17.7 kilometer (11 miles) sprint up an 1100 meter (3600+ feet) climb.
the road above Dry Lake campground was pretty rough, to say the least. there was also a good bit of wind, so there was no new record time for the event this year.

on the way up i was working with Jon Freckleton and Jamie Morgan, riding a good tempo and pulling away form a lot of chasers. Jamie was dropping off the pace right about when Jennifer took this photo (about half way up). both of those guys were on geared bikes, so i struggled to hang on for the flat and downhill sections but still managed to contribute to the pacemaking on the steeper parts.
i finished in 1:09:16, 10th overall, 1st men's singlspeed.

rolling down the hill with a fellow competitor after the race. there's not nearly as many opportunities to take in the view while going the other direction.

turned around to talk to my beautiful soigneur, Jen, for a few moments before continuing the fast descent to the valley floor. nice image, i thought i would put this one up as well.
here's some additional race coverage and photos from the local newspaper.
artsy photos in this post by Jen

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