IN THE WORDS OF THE GREAT MERLE HAGGARD, "THINK I'LL JUST SIT HERE AND DRINK".
AND A MIDNIGHT START...CRAZINESS AT HIGHLINE STATE PARK.
CHEERS TO ALL WHO COMPETED AT FRUITA, YOU ALL EMBRACED THE SPIRIT OF THIS SICK SPORT OF ENDURANCE MTB RACING LIKE WARRIORS. IT IS INCREDIBLY MOTIVATIONAL TO WATCH EVERYONE SUFFER AT THEIR OWN LEVELS FOR THEIR OWN REASONS..YOU ARE ALL CHAMPIONS. ADDICTED TO BICYCLES COULD NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT THE PEDALING WARRIORS OF THE NIGHT, THE DAY AND THE IN BETWEENS...
then there is Frenchie..this guy shows up everywhere. And despite me calling the guy a pain in the ass, that should actually be construed as a term of endearment, as I really love this guy, he is one of the true characters of the Colorado cycling scene and still racing in his 70's.
JONO KILLIN THE CLIMB ON THE SINGLE, HIS THIRD LAP IN A ROW GIVIN IT UP FOR THE TEAM AS THEY ROLL TO VICTORY.
AND DERRICK FISH ROLLIN THE CLIMB ON HIS WAY TO A SOLO VICTORY ON THE SINGLESPEED...34 LAPS IN 18 HOURS, CRAZY.
Frenchie at the crazy corner, the New Belgium crew were the killer cheering section all day Saturday..more cowbell!