Friday, July 17, 2009

Cascade Creampuff

A couple of us rode the Cascade Creampuff last weekend. It's a MTB race near Oakridge that's over 100 miles with 17,000 feet of climbing and riding through some of the worlds finest singletrack. Joe and Chris started at 5:10am and rolled out before dawn with 212 other racers. The weather came in right after dawn and never really went away. In mid July, the culprit us usually heat, but this year we were treated to 50degree temperatures and lots of precipitation. I'll take the mild temperatures over the heat for a race like this. Joe rolled into the finish in 12 hours and change just before Chris was headed out for his final loop up Alpine. Chris finished in a little over 14 hours.

The trails were epic, the weather powerful, and the organizers put on a stellar event. No wonder it sells out right away every year.

Oregon Velo was on site taking incredible shots that hilight the feel of the trails.

Here's a shot of Joe railing through the Jedi section of Alpine trail.

Chris is glad to be done and thinking about beer.

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