The race is over, results are in and plans are starting to veer towards the next race or trip. But wait, it's time to re-live the BC Cup Championships from Silver Star one last time.
As racers filed in throughout the week and into the weekend a plume of dust filled the sky. Unlike last year, we were not blessed with a tacky track, instead it was dry and loose. Dag's DH was constantly changing with a few big holes, moto ruts and overall just getting rough. It was starting to look like any modern day course. By the end of the weekend you would be hard pressed to find a clean face, but behind the dust you could always see those pearly whites shining through. A good time was had by all and the Kovarik Duo came out on top.
Welcome to Silver Star Bike Park. The land of berms (if you get off the race track).
Airing into dust and loose rocks...
Letting it run through one of this year's modified sections of trail.
Warm temps and mostly clear skies dominated the weekend and allowed for some views from the track.
Claire set the pace and stood on top.
Is that champagne...?
Chris followed suit.
Bas got caught up putting on goggles and forgot about his bottle.
Once training came to an end, the Whip Off began.
Getting ready to cheer, or heckle!
I have heard a quote before "Never compete against a kid or animal, you will always lose", Finn earned this one though!
Signs, lots of signs. Best sign took home a backpack full of swag.
Even the DH kids were taking a moment to check out the new carbon Sight. Norco was displaying some of their new 2014 bikes for the first time.
Settling into the moto rut.
Staying on line and missing the sharp edge rocks was a big part of this track.
A little sample of how some of the corners were looking.
Having to hold on in the last two flat/off camber corners as you start to see the finish line.View complete results here
Big thanks to the volunteers, racers, parents, race organizers, Silver Star and all others involved to make this happen. Next year is already in the plans and it can only get better!
OK, it's all over now. It's time to start thinking about the next race or trip. Keep riding!
JasonJPics PhotographySilver Star Mountain Resort