Double the cross meant double the awesome.
Cold weather on Saturday did not dissuade 195 racers, including 65 kids and 52 people in the Open race who were given'r, hurt'n and love'n the course in Altona!
Highlight for me included Erin Guenter racing out of the saddle to dominate the kids races, Sweet Cheryl Koop taking her first ever win in C and the ABES women taking 3 of the top 4 spots (both races brought a tear to my eye), seeing Ari hop up the stairs, Ben racing past me with a bloody smile, Craig getting a black eye in the sand/mosh pit, rocking to ac/dc at the Sunday run-up, Mary-Grace turning around after the sand so she could re-ride the sand and get more love from the adoring crowd, Tegan cycling up the run-up and finishing off with a catwalk, Steve Scoles hyping up the crowd and naming the local riders, late night pizza and beer at the curling club, the "lets get ready to rumble" contest, and the beautiful weather that greeted us all day Sunday.
Race results can be found here.
Thanks to everybody who took pictures. It's always nice to see pictures of you and your friends smiling in agony. Here are the pictures I've seen so far…JP Peters, Rod Colwell A, B, open, Jason Elias, Charles Klippenstein, and Merlin Thiessen.
Lost but found…
Take a look and let us know if it's yours.
Anything unclaimed by this weekend can be purchased at the MCC thrift store.
Thanks to everybody who came out to race, and special props to all the volunteers who made this event possible.