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Sunday, August 30, 2009

KOPPENBURG 2009, FINALLY....

The Koppenburg climb saw it's share of carnage, it was loose and rutted and required concentration to maintain your lines.

Racers charge the hill
video

Amazingly enough, the Koppenburg finally went off today in Superior, Colorado after three previous cancellations due to snow this past spring. Under very Cross looking skies, the roadies lined it up for this way fun circuit. Named after it's famous European counterpart because of a short but brutal dirt climb, which this year was loose, rutted and the sight of some carnage, the race was heavily contested in all cats. The Freak rode himself to a solid second, and Wuz Up Holmes Gregory was there with the lead group when the air decided to leave his front tire, ending his day early. My day went really well as my body is well healed and the nasty cold is being put away like a cheap suit. I was able to mix it up at the front the entire race, work plenty at the front, and then had a minor tangle on the last trip up the Koppenburg climb with a slower rider from the group in front of us which was enough for the lead group of seven to escape me, but it was a great day just the same, more learned about the road.....

The grunt begins...
The fields were substantial
The chasers try to minimize damage...
Scotty Borkmansk was in the bad place all day....


The Kopp takes a victim

Somewhat organized chaos...

One of the Lead groups keeps the pressure on...

Mafia's Spencer Paulus charging up the loose climb

Another Kopp victim...

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