The weekend is completed with a SuperD race following the Adidas Eyewear Chainless DH
and Specialized Euro Enduro
The route will be another North Shore classic ride (TNT - Upper Dales -.Severed - Cardiac Bypass to Sticks and Stones - Blair Rifle Range.) It started with a freakishly cold 8 degrees light mist in the morning and ended in the Blair Rifle Range in the sun. Roots, rocks and rolls were incredibly greasy. Racers were surprised though at the fantastic work done by the NSMBA's TAP
program on TNT and Dales (among other trails)
Super D results are here
. The combined results for the Trilogy (all three events raced on the same bike with same components) are here
The newly crowned Ripper King is Chris Johnston
with Michelle Lachmann
as the Ripper Queen!
Selected pictures from the day below. There are more pictures in Justa Jeskova's page
, Lee's Facebook set
, and this Pinkbike album
, Scott Robart's Pinkbike album
, and Dave Bryson's set from TNT
Perry Schebel on Dales
Race Face was representing on the SuperD course
Richard Hall taking the woodwork slow line on Dales; because I heckled him into riding the line for the shot. Thanks Richard!
Katherine Short couldn't be distracted from speed and rails Dales
Dave McInnes on Upper Dales/TNT
Jon Mepham has consistently looked good in every shot taken on this course
If this bridge on TNT looks slippery - its because it is; Clark Lewis
Craig Finley on Dales
James Panozzo 29ering his RM Element 970 on Dales
MEC Bike Fest
Liam Kain off the TNT startline
While the SuperD race was going on the weather was changing for the better further down the mountain at InterRiver park at the MEC BikeFest grounds
. Here's some other shots from the BikeFest grounds
Jason Louden of Louden Enterprises provides neutral tech support at this event and many other Cycling BC events through summer with efficiency and good humor
Got a great Race Face customer service story. Dorothy won a RaceFace handlebar but loves her pink accessories on her bike. Rob Bohncke, ever the customer service king, swaps her prize for a beautiful pink Race Face Turbine handlebar.
As the sun came out so did the people.
Prizing for SuperD racers
Piles and piles of prizes. Stacks of prizes