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Basin Bash
Snowbasin Resort, August 4, 2012

The Basin Bash was the 10th and final race of the 2012 Intermountain Cup season. The morning weather was sunny and cool as the Snowbasin singletrack delivered plenty of great riding. 35 UMB team members were in the competition. The UMB team finished the season strong, with first place wins by Devin Spencer, Ryan Margetts, Adam Lee, Jake Van Wagoner, Jay Griffin, and Rick Morris. Second place finishers were David Ressa, Maggie Ressa, Hunter Ransom, Rachel Hutchings, Dallin Hatch, Mitt Stewart, Sally Reynders, and Joel Quinn. It was a great finish to a fun racing season.

Left:   Mike flies through the fir trees on a shady section of the race loop.

Category 9-and-under:   

Left:   Sawyer Ransom heads out of the trees
and across the meadow toward the steep
final climb up to the finish line, as he completes
the 9-and-under race in 3rd place.

Right:   Draeden Jensen guides the bike through
the maple trees on his first lap as he nails
the 4th place finish in the category.

Left:   Chihiro Tokuyama is staying with the Nielsen 
family as an exchange student from Japan. She's an 
honorary UMB team member for the day as she cranks 
the bike to 4th place in the girls' division.

Right:   Josh Nielsen hustles around the turn in the
dry grass near the bottom of the ski slope as he
gets the 6th place ribbon in the 9-and-under

The moon hangs over Mount Ogden as riders
approach Snowbasin in the cool morning air.
The Snowbasin moose greets racers as they head into
the lodge to register for the race.
Category 10-12:  

Finishing the 5-mile half-lap loop, 
David Ressa
 turns through the maples
on the way to 2nd place.

Maggie Ressa takes the 2nd place 
spot among the girls in the 10-12
age category.

Hattie Ransom pivots a tight downhill
turn as she takes the 3rd place ribbon
in the category.

Beginner 13-15:  

Left:   In the Beginner 13-15 group,
Hunter Ransom hits the bottom of the
race loop on the way to the 2nd place 

Right:   Looking down at the lodges of
Snowbasin from the final stretch
of the race loop.

Beginner 16-18:    

Left:   Early in his lap, Devin Spencer 
hustles through the fir and aspen forest
of the Green Pond trail on the way to
a 1st place podium spot.

Right:   UMB racers gather near the start
line as the race staging begins.

Beginner 19-29:   

Left:   Cranking up the bumpy trail,
Ryan Margetts gets another 1st place 
win in the Beginner Men 19-29 group.

Right:   Racers are lined up and receiving
last-minute instructions before the

Beginner 30-39:  UMB had no Beginner Men 30-39 riders at this race!


Beginner 40-plus:

Left:   Crossing a ski slope near the end of his
lap, Adam Reynders tilts into a turn as he gets
a podium spot with 3rd place.

Right:   Cory Spencer cranks up the Green Pond
trail as he rides to the 4th place position in
Beginner Men 40-plus.

Beginner Women:   

Left:  Riding in the Beginner Women
category, Rachel Hutchings cranks
around a turn as she takes 2nd place 
for the red ribbon.

Right:   View early in the race loop as
the trail crosses a small creek.

Sport/Expert 13-15:  

Left:  Adam Lee gets up to lighten the wheels as
he coasts into a rocky section at high speed. Adam
nails another 1st place win.

Right:   Hayden Sampson pivots around a tight turn
in the aspens as he races to the 4th place spot in
the Sport-Expert 13-15 category.

Sport/Expert 16-18:  

Left:  Jake Van Wagoner fights to keep
position on the tight singletrack as he
grabs the 1st place win the the Sport-
Expert 16-18 group.

Right:  Christian and Brian speed along
a flat section of trail on the lower

Sport Men 19-29:  

Left:  Dallin Hatch zips along a fast
stretch of downhill on lap number two
as he takes 2nd place in Sport Men

Right:   Paintbrush.

Sport Men 30-34:

Left:  Ben Hutchings hustles toward
the end of his first lap, after which he'll
head back up the hill for another big one.
Ben takes 4th place in Sport Men 30-34.

Right:  A rocky section near the Green
Pond trail intersection. This area
is rougher than it looks and flattened
a few tires.

Sport Men 35-39:

Left:  Christian Burrell cranks past an elderberry
bush as he rides to the 4th place finish in the Sport
Men 35-39 category.

Right:  Michael Dodge hits a quick uphill near the end
of his first lap, taking the 5th place finish. 

Sport Men 40-plus:  

Left:  Brian Ressa pivots a high-speed
turn as he heads down toward the lap-
finish area to take 5th place in the
competitive Sport Men 40-plus group.

Right:   Trail view as the Last Chance loop
heads uphill.

Sport Women:   UMB had no Sport Women riders at this race!




Expert Men 19-29:   UMB had no Expert Men 19-29 riders at this race!




Expert Men 30-39:   

Left:   Pedaling through the maples
on his first lap, Ben Schmalz takes
a podium spot with 3rd place in
Expert Men 30-39.

Right:  The course split. Hard left to head
uphill for the big loop. Straight ahead
for the lucky few who will be doing only
a half-lap this time around the mountain.

Expert Men 40-plus:  

Left:   Blackened by the dirt of his previous laps,
Mitt Stewart aims the bike toward the end of his
final lap and a 2nd place win in Expert Men 40-plus.

Right:   Still clean on his first lap, Jason Sparks turns
off the sidewall of the singletrack as he gets his
podium spot at 3rd place in the category.

Left:   Mike Engberson leaves the ski slope to enter
the trees on his second lap as he grabs a ribbon for
6th place.

Right:  John Higgins cranks through maple and fir
on the way to the 8th place spot in the category.

Expert Women:      UMB had no Expert Women riders at this race!




Singlespeed:   UMB had no Singlespeed riders at this race!




Left:   On the Green Pond trail,
John Twitchell bumps over the rocks
on the way to the 3rd place finish
in Clydesdale.

Right:   Not quite a crash. Ryan slides
out and has to take a dab, but recovers
control to keep on truckin'.

Women 35-plus:

Left:  Sally Reynders climbs the Green
Pond trail on the way to the 2nd place  
finish in Women 35-plus.

Right:   View from the Last Chance loop as
I-80 and Mountain Green come into
view to the southeast.

Men 50-plus:    

Left:   Rocking a quick turn on the downhill, Jay Griffin 
gets revenge for last week's flat tire with a 1st place 
victory in Men 50-plus.

Right:   Paul Zimmerman cranks out on the Green Pond
trail on his first lap, taking the 4th place finish in the

Men 57-plus:

Left:   Rick Morris shows why he deserved the
season championship as he dominates the Men
57-plus category with a solid 1st place win.

Right:   Joel Quinn rockets around a turn near the end
of his last lap to take the 2nd place podium spot in
the category.

Left:  Bruce Argyle fights to stay ahead of the
competition to squeak out the 4th place position
in Men 57-plus.

Right:   Gene Poncelet rolls a turn in aspen and
elderberry as he gets the final ribbon for the
57-plus group with 6th place.

Pro Men:
Left:  With glasses on forehead,
Casey Zaugg cranks along the trail
to finish in the money with 4th place
in Pro Men.

Right:   Rachel hits a trail intersection
on the ski slope near the end of her
lap. No time to read signs -- just
follow the little pink flags.

Pro Women:

Left:   On her first lap, Meghan Sheridan 
climbs uphill toward the 4th place spot
in the Pro Women group.

Right:  While the last riders are finishing
their race, Bruce gets the burgers going.
A little salt, a little pepper. And a lot of

In the 10-12 category, our ladies give a good showing
for UMB with two podium spots -- Maggie at second
and Hattie at third.
It was another great picnic with salads and goodies.
It was the largest group for our picnic this season,
as racers brought family to witness their glory. has won the 2012 Intermountain Cup Team Championship with 1792 team points. We also took the 2012 IMBA Trailwork Trophy with 144 hours of team trailwork. We were well-represented among the season overall winners, with 21 riders hitting the season podium! Season awards were presented after the race. See the link below.

[ See UMB Season Championships Page! ]

     More pictures:   Kay Hutchings photos 
         (Thanks, Kay, for shooting great photos at all 10 races of the 2012 season!) 
     Resources:   GPX track Solitude race loop    Satellite view of race loop

Left:  The Expert Men 40-plus racers get their awards, with Mitt on 2nd, Jason on 3rd, Mike at 6th.

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