That's all folks. Pretty much the end of the Colorado Cross season. It went out with a bang on Saturday, with the ICCC guys putting on a pretty good show for the "last" race of the season. An "interesting" venue, and they managed a fairly good course. Conditions were almost into the overused "epic" category, with cold, snow, ice and mud, and at times all in the same lap. There has been a fairly large amount of chatter online, with a number of people not caring for the course, the "gimmick" of a spiral course element, saying it was dangerous and the like. While there were things that could have been better, or done differently (de-icing or sand on some paved sections in the AM, shoveling more than 2 paths thru the snowdrifts, and fixing slow & disorganized registration in the early AM...), I thought that the event went well, and was a worthy test for a state championship. PLENTY hard to make a selection. I even liked the "Spiral of Death" after it got muddy , slick & slimy. Plenty of groveling about on the ground was seen all day.
Personal congratulations from this slow guy to Doug Richards on his win in the beer drinking dad's league on Saturday. It's been great chasing you around at the lunch "races" all this season. fun to see it pay off for you.
Lap by lap video for the 35+ open & 35+ 4s race. As usual, credit pics & video to Lisa R. MANY thanks for her endless work out in the cold, week after week. You rock, Lisa!
ICCC States SM35+ Open Lap 1 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
ICCC States SM35+ Open Lap 2 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
ICCC States SM35+ Open Lap 3 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
ICCC States SM 35+ Open Lap 4 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
35+ Cat 4
ICCC States SM 35+ Cat 4 Lap 1 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
ICCC States SM35+ Cat 4 Lap 2 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
ICCC States SM35+ Cat 4 Lap 3 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
ICCC States SM35+ cat 4 Lap 4 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
ICCC States SM35+ cat 4 Lap 5 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.