Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Bike Stampede...

The Twelve Hours of Mesa Verde mountain bike race was last weekend. Something like 900 racers descended down on the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on Saturday...
 
 
 
 
The theme of the race this year was "Super Heros"
And many went all out...
 
 
The bikers have to run to their bikes from quite a distance, called a La Man start. The bikes corralled in the rodeo arena....

 
 
Then they had to go right past me, through a cattle shoot, it was kinda a stampede
I was behind a locked gate. I'm not that crazy! ...
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 then a stand still....
 
 
 
And there they go...
 
 
 
How you win the race is to complete the most laps on the assigned  trail- across the highway at "Phil's World" a labyrinth of single track- well known in the Four Corners- that's 8 laps- or continuous riding for teams or single competitors, yeah, they're crazy!
 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a perfect weather day!

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