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2007 Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series

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Snowbird Mountain Bout
Little Cottonwood Canyon  -  July 14, 2007

It was a beautiful sunny day at Snowbird. Temperatures were nice overall despite the blistering heat in the valley. Yes, it got a little warm climbing the notorious Dick Bass trail. But it was a great day to be riding in the mountains. Our racer numbers were small, but we earned an impressive ratio of team-points per rider. We fought to a close 2nd behind Revolution. First-place finishes: Justin Griffin, Catherine Reay, Kellie Williams.  Second-place: Stephen Bergen, Bruce Argyle.

Photo:  Brad Snead powers through a turn in a meadow of the 'Bird Trail.

Category 10-12:

Left:  In his first race of the day, Justin Griffin 
leads the pack through the aspens on the way
to another 1st place in 10-12.

Right:  The Hutchings racers do some bike
prep in Snowbird's parking area.

Beginner Men 13-15: Nobody.  Beginner Men 16-18: No UMB racer.  Beginner Men 19-29: No UMB racer...
Beginner Men 30-39:

Still unscratched as he heads into the
fir trees, Stephen Bergen fights to 2nd.

Dale Hutchings cranks up Dick Bass
on the way to 8th place in BM 30-39.

Evan Christensen carves a turn in the
singletrack, finishing in 9th place.

Beginner Men 40-plus: Beginner Women:
Left:  Popping the bike over a large root,
Brad Sneed heads uphill on the way to
3rd place in BM 40-plus.

Right:  In her best performance yet as a UMB
racer, Catherine Rea fights through to take
1st place in Beginner Women!

Sport-Expert 13-15:
Left:  Heading back on the 'Bird Trail,
Danny Van Wagoner leans into the
turn as he cranks out a 3rd-place win.

Right:  In his second race of the day,
Justin Griffin burns up another three
laps as he finishes in the 4th position
in Sport-Expert 13-15.

Sport/Expert 16-18:
Left:   In SE 16-18, Kellie Williams crosses
a meadow of wildflowers as she takes another
first place finish! That's two in a row.

Right:  Looking up the mountain from a
meadow in the singletrack at Snowbird
as Todd Neumarker rides east.

Sport Men 19-29:

Ben Hutchings tips the bike into the
turn as he cranks toward 9th in SM 19-29.

Eric Taylor rolls up the bridge as he
begins the big climb, finishing 12th.

On the 'Bird Trail, Casey Jensen cranks
past the lifts on the way to 14th.

Sport Men 30-34:
Left:  Dan Hutchings is looking strong as he
fights the Sport Men 30-34 field to take
team points and a ribbon with 6th place.

Right:  Hanging in the brush by the start-finish
line, waiting for the awards to start.

Sport Men 35-39:   No riders this week!   Sport Men 40-plus:  No riders.
Women 35-plus:
Left:  Jolene Nosack motors through the fir
trees as she takes a strong 3rd place finish
in Women 35-plus.

Right:  On the steep Dick Bass "highway,"
Sally Hutchings powers uphill to take
the 5th-place position.

Expert Men 30-39: Men 57-plus:
Left:  Todd Neumarker rolls off the bridge on
the 'Bird Trail, cranking out 4 painful laps to
take 6th in Expert Men 30-39.

Right:  Bruce Argyle gasps for air as he
spins into the big climb, but survives his laps
to take 2nd place in Men 57+.

16 racers wore the UMB colors at Snowbird. For the second week in a row, we set a record for smallest turnout of the season. Yes, it's a tough race, but the setting is very pretty. (Jolene doesn't dare look over her shoulder here, but the views are spectacular!) And who said racing should be easy? We're tough, and the toughest of the tough race at Snowbird.

Thanks to Jay Griffin for taking team photos at Snowbird
For additional (and higher res) photos of this race, go to
 (Jay) (Bruce, 1st race only)

Singlespeed:  No singlespeed UMB racer.  Clydesdale:   No team rider.     Men 50-plus:  Injured...

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