Drew wins 18 hours of Fruita!

7 05 2013

Drew carving a turn, and a win, at the 18 Hours of Fruita.  Photo by Eddie Clark and hijacked from Mountain Flyer.

Drew carving a turn, and a win, at the 18 Hours of Fruita. Photo by Eddie Clark and hijacked from Mountain Flyer. 

http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/view.php/18-hours-of-fruita-3.html

While the rest of the Team raced the relatively benign Battle the Bear this past weekend (60 miles, ho-hum), Alchemist/Kappius rider, Drew G., toed the line with a stout open solo field this past weekend at the 18 hours of Fruita.  After the dust settled, Drew, at 53 years young, came away the victor.  He dominated the field of solo riders as well as many teams.  In the end, he logged 27 laps and 197 miles!  Change that number plate to a “1”, mister!

Mad props and big ups, Drew.   His Boss, Toni G., took second in the open solo female cat.  Congrats to both Geers!

18 hours of Fruita results

18 hours of Fruita results

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Battle the Bear

5 05 2013

max on podium at Battle the Bear

max on podium at Battle the Bear

With another heavy snow fall last week, the Battle the Bear was moved to Sunday.  Of course, I was scheduled to work today.  I sold my soul to trade it.  I’ve been itching to get on the race course. Mainly because I generally race my way into shape, and I already missed the Ridgeline Rampage because of another snow storm.

Noel, Mark R., David, Ken and I rode the marathon (60 miles).  Mike S. and Sean H. rode the half.  Max and Luke rode the Junior race. Conditions were perfect.  It was the stickiest I’ve ever seen it.  Good riding all around with some much needed points picked up. Max took second and represented Alchemist on the podium.

Indian Creek in 2 weeks.  Looks like we’ll field a pretty good sized team for that.  If only I can get out of Pigfest. . .








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