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Desert Rampage 09

9 Mar

Cassidy was the official race photographer since I was racing this year.  I’m not sure who she had take this picture but here she is with Racer.  Racer is 6’11” so you can see how tall Cassidy is.

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Old friend, father Fishlips himself, Doug Rock.

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New logo, new race machine.   The Jabberwocky performed flawlessly.  It’s even a better handling  bike than before with the correct offset fork up front.

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Grizzly and Sunderlage.

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Sunderlage and Sam.  Way to kick it in the SS class boys.

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Chris B., Kenny, Mike H. and Me.  The super limited edition sleeveless Masher jersey makes me look really good.

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Perfect weather, great race course and lots of people drinking CarboRocket made for a spectacular Saturday.

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Rampage Roll Call

4 Mar

I missed out last year due to illness which was a bummer as it’s not only the 1st race of the series but one of the best race courses of the whole Intermountain Cup.  You know, you’d actually go ride the race course as a fun mountain bike ride unlike say, 5-mile pass or Cholla which are only good for racing.

Here’s Cassidy my 11 year old tearing up the course.

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Who’s in this Saturday and what category are you racing this year?

As for me I’ll be duking it out (hopefully, as opposed to puking it out) with the expert 40 + boys.  My race plan is simple:  Beat Bob.

Desert Rampage 2008

2 Mar

I think I got more miles in this January than any other January to date. Even with the harsh winter we had in Northern Utah I still got in some extended weekends with long days of saddle time in Southern Utah and plenty of hours on the trainer while at home. I gave it all back in February.

Between my trip to Vietnam and being really sick most of last week I think I got on my bike a total of 3 times the entire month of February. I’m not complaining though, I did get that nice trip in and then I got to crew for my girls at the Rampage on Saturday.

They kicked ass. Tasha took 2nd in the women’s 35+ category and Kendra and Cassidy came in 1st and 2nd respectively in the girls 10-12 age group. I got to take care of them and cheer them on from the sidelines and take lots of pictures. That’s right, I didn’t race. I didn’t even take my bike so as not to be tempted.

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I had a blast spectating for a change. I enjoyed watching the suffering as each racer headed out on another lap. Some with yellow rivers of snot flowing from nostrils to lips. I guess I wasn’t the only one getting over a cold or flu but my snot would have been green.

One of my favorite things about mountain bike races is re-connecting with old acquaintances that I’d label as best friends even though I tend to only run into them at the races. For example, Doug Rock. If there was an award for the nicest human being on planet earth it would be given to him annually. And then there’s Travis Brown. Ok, I just met him after the race but he chatted me with like we were old friends.

The usual people kicked the usual butt with one notable exception. Matt Ohran, who I can safely say I’ve been able to whoop on for the last number of years, must be on drugs. He stepped it up in the pro-class no less, taking 8th out of a huge pack. Surprised the hell outta me. Way to go Matt.

I had to borrow a camera as I left mine at home but here’s some of the better pics from the race.

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