Race at Sherwood
Logan - July 7, 2007
aspen, fir, maple trees. Ferns and grassy meadows. Twisting
singletrack heading up and down in the trees. Yes, it was hot and dusty.
But this was a challenging race in a pretty setting -- and even fun, in
retrospect, after the suffering was over. Only a small core contingent of the
UMB team made it to Sherwood Hills south of Logan for the 9th race of the
place finishes were won by Justin
Griffin, Carlee Hunsaker, and Kellie Williams, with one second-place by
Photo: 9 a.m... As the
sun peeks through the maples,
Sally and Jolene
battle for position on the shakeout loop.
Left: Justin Griffin pushes
the pedals as he
blasts around the small loop to take another
place in 10-12. Justin is now 9-for-9.
Right: Top lady
finisher in 10-12 is again
Carlee Hunsaker, riding to 6th overall in
10-12, as she stands to attack the slope.
No team rider at Logan. Beginner Men 13-15: Nobody. Beginner Men 19-29: No
||Left: Colin Hunsaker fires
trees of Sherwood Hills on the way to a
3rd place finish in BM 16-18. Good ride,
A last twisting sprint through the woods to
reach the finish line... In this case, it's Mikey.
|Beginner Men 30-39:
||Beginner Men 40-plus:
||Left: In the larger groups, walls of
became a factor on the lungs and eyes.
Here Dale Hutchings flies out of the brown
cloud as he cranks to 13th place
in BM 30-39.
Right: Scott Hunsaker
attacks a hill in the
maples, grabbing a team point with his
7th place finish in BM 40-plus
||Left: Keeping low and cranking hard,
Griffin makes his second race of
the day count with a 3rd place in SE 13-15.
Justin won 1/4 of UMB's points all by
Right: Kellie Williams
makes another great
ride to take the blue ribbon in SE 16-18 with
the 1st place finish. Go Kellie!
|Ben Hutchings swings from the
into the trees, finishing in
Face blackened with Sherwood dirt,
Eric Taylor heads for 8th in SM 19-29
Casey Jensen is off-trail to
some air, in the non-jumping sense.
||Left: Pushing hard in the deep woods,
Dan Hutchings makes his three big laps
to take 12th place in SM 30-34.
Right: Down from Idaho for the
race, Matt Flygare muscles his way to
the 13th position in this big category.
|Sport Men 35-39: No riders
this week! Sport Men 40-plus:
No riders in this category at Logan...
||Expert Men 19-29:
||Left: Out of the saddle to get speed up
the hill, Amber Hatfield
powers to the
5th place finish in Sport Women.
Right: Yes, the category is
"Expert Men 19-29."
And Dave Larsen isn't
old. But after arriving late for his race, Dave
hits the trail and fights the big dogs to take
a 5th place finish in Expert Men 19-29.
|Expert Men 30-39:
||Left: In his second start as an
rider, Mike Engberson does four laps and
gets the team point with a 7th place finish.
Covered in black dust, Mike is now just
100 yards away from the finish-line banner.
Right: Bruce Argyle
fights the heat with the
bare-shouldered look. Chain problems drop
Bruce out of contention for the win, but he
hangs in for 2nd place.
||Left: Aspen, fir, and flowers form a
backdrop as Jolene Nosack hustles to
the 5th place finish in
Right: Sally Hutchings spins
towards a point for the team with a 7th-place
The twisting trail through the trees made
this a great race. Despite the anticipation of hot 'n horrible riding, it
was enjoyable, if a bit dusty. It was a bit disappointing that more UMB
riders didn't get to ride here. This was our smallest turnout of the season with 17
racers. How about next week? Let's rock 'em at Snowbird! Remember: if
other riders hate the race, we'll do that much better.
Thanks to Jay Griffin for making
the big effort to take and process our the team photos! It's a lot of
work, and much appreciated!
For additional (and higher res) photos
of this race, go to
(Bruce, 1st and 3rd races)
No singlespeed UMB racer. Clydesdale:
No team rider.
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