The weather cooperated, the course was long and technical with lots of spills, slips, bumps and give'r. The kids did it kiddy style, the C's clashed, the B-boys and girls hurt so good, and the A racers made the sand pit and barriers look easy even though we know it wasn't. Everybody suffered and smiled as is the norm. The Southern Cross IPA helped ease the pain. There was no shortage of the nectar this year and it was flowing late into the evening. Most people went home with a little something something thanks to the generosity of our local businesses and the artful stylings of Shaun Dyck. The Grand Prix crew handed out more schwag for the keeners, and chips (glorious chips) were devoured at every table. Many thanks to many people for making the day memorable.
Pictures will be posted if anybody has some to share. I was too distracted to take any. Sweet Cheryl Koop did manage to take a couple of pictures...
|Abby and Kate ready to rock the push bikes|
|Kids swarming for candy|
|Lost and found|
Claim them, post a comment or pick them up at the local MCC thrift store in 1 week.
Yo David, have you any more of those sweet southern cross t's kicking around? I'd love to get my hands on two should such a surplus exist.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the sweet southern hospitality. Good times indeed. You ABES rock.ReplyDelete
There are more tees available Jeff. Let me know what sizes you're looking for and we'll see what we can come up with.ReplyDelete
Brad, glad you and JP could stay the night at the mayor's mansion. On an unrelated note, did you like the sausage?ReplyDelete
Perhaps we'll keep the weekend open next year and sweeten the hospitality (far from the prying eyes of an MPIS check stop) and host a Saturday night overnight campfire interlude between Cross storms? M liked the race; this bodes well for the future!ReplyDelete
Frickennn Awesome!!!! Thanks again Dudes! Great times! I'm still payin' the price today! Had to work 15 hours, still there, and all i want is to go to bed- I'm so dead after the torture southern cross laid on me!ReplyDelete
Hell of a race. Thanks for doing what you've done.ReplyDelete
Thanks for putting on a great race..ReplyDelete
That was the scariest course ever for a newbie like me but I can't wait to go AGAIN. See you next year.
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Johnny, you know I love a sausage party.ReplyDelete
As fantastic as dinner at JS's and the hospitality at the mayoral mansion were, Paul, lodgings out in the wilds would be a very nice thing. Book me a spot for next year.