Saturday was the 2012 edition. Jenny and Dan patrolled the 50, and Chris and I rode the century.
Unlike this year's LeBow, the weather was PERFECT! I left my house at 6:20 with almost no extra gear - only arm warmers. I'm not a morning person (surprise) so I wasn't really excited about a hard, fast day, but Chris was positive like always and got me into the groove.
Hey, where are everybody's LP200 reports? Here's my 2012 edition:
Start time - Dang it! Why can't we start with the other 2 Reel Theatre teams? But we crossed paths many times, so that was cool.
Driver - Joe drove for us and he's great. I hate to sound superior and all, but I'm sure I had the greatest group of guys to ride with!
Fast start - Rob promised that he was going to start easy, but of course he was charging from the start. Classic!
You've gotta watch this. It has an exciting finish. This was my first crit of 2012. I know, June is a late start but I've been busy and traveling a ton. So, this race was originally about hanging in to the end, not getting dropped. However, when I realized I had some teammates, the goal changed to something more than not collapsing. Make sure you see the last 2 1/2 minutes, it pretty cool.
If you've been on the fence, this video should help you feel 100% more confidence about the character of these races and the quality of the riders. Way fun!
Just wanted to take the time to thank Reel Theatre Team 3, Jason, Bobby, and Dan for an awesome experience Saturday. I just realized that I should have been running my strava on the race so unfortunatley I dont have any cool segment times. It look like everyone did well. I drove home on the course in reverse and was amazed on how long some of those segments go for and how hard everyone is pushing for those distances. Cudos to my whole team for pushing hard through each leg. Cudos to Matt for up chucking on the Banner climb and then finishing strong.
I wouldn't head out there every day, but China Wall was pretty cool. And check out the view from the canyon!
Another new video element, narration. Perhaps a little lame, but I thought I would give it a try.
BAMBA (Boise Area Mountain Bike Association) will be doing a movie and raffle fundraiser at the Northgate Reel Theatre on Thursday May 10th. Tickets will go on sale at 6:30 and the movie and raffle will go from 7:00 til 9:00. Proceeds to benefit the Eagle Bike Park. Be there.
If the last 60 secs of this trailer don't get your stoke on, something's wrong with you.
2012 SouthWest Idaho Cycling Association Criterium Training Series At Expo-Idaho
In Cooperation with
Team Volkswagon Boise
$10 a race, $5 for additional races the same night
Unlimited season pass for all races for which you are eligible is $65
available online only until 5/7/2012 and is only at http://bit.ly/JGldXu
$10 Learn to Race/Upgrade Clinic at the Fairgrounds Thursday Night May 10
More details here