Rain on the east slope, hard racing on the West slope for the mountain RXC riders

Rain on the east slope, hard racing on the West slope for the mountain RXC riders

The Battle of the Bear race was postponed with no new date yet set.
For those on the team that signed up for the Epic Rides Grand Junction Off-road, it was a beautiful day to race. The race was fast, the course was challenging and conditions tough. Bob Cambell, Keith Collins, Lisa and Vincent Davis made the trip out to race. All entered the Grand Junction Off-Road – 40 Grand

Bob was having bad luck with his wheel, destroying one pre-riding the course and then having a spoke stick through his rim tape during the race. He was in good position but the result is that he walked out. Keith said he had a C+ ride commenting how tough the course was this year. It was really dry and dusty which made for poor grip and the fast snaking technical trails. Keith finished 8th in the 45+ at 4:30. Lisa and Vincent rode their tandem. They (we) had a solid race 15min behind Keith with no mishaps and a time of 4:15. This would have put Lisa as 1st open women and Vincent 11th masters men. Full results here LINK

Lisa and Vincent got a cool write-up in The Daily Sentinal. and more on their blog MTB Tandem Coach.

If you have not done this race you should consider it. Its a cool scene in downtown Grand Junction. The pros race a fat tire crit Friday night and Saturday night is a Music festival.

Special thanks to our sponsors, The Feed helping keep us feed, Big Ring cycles which just had there reopened.
and all our other sponsors.