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Five Mile Pass
ICup Race 3 - April 27, 2013

Five Mile Pass was perfect for Saturday's race. The weather was sunny and clear --delightfully cool for the first wave and not horribly hot for the second race. The lines were well worn in, with just a little dust coming up after last week's rain. The UMB team had a good turnout, welcoming some new racers and returning riders making their first appearance this year. We saw first place wins by Sally Reynders, Cat Kalwies, Greg Sironen, Joel Quinn, Mitt Stewart, and Meghan Sheridan. Second-place finishers were Bruce Argyle, John Twitchell, and Brock Jeske.

Left:   Mike drops into the dip through the wash, looking south over the final section of the race course.

This race saw the debut of the New Look for the Intermountain
Cup. We're looking north from the "done" side of the finish line.

The start/finish was staged further up the mountain at the
bathroom. It was a hike, but there was more room at the top.

Spring is here and the wildflowers are popping up among
the sage brush. Here's some paintbrush.
A curious lizard looks to see what all the rumbling tires
and dust are about.
Beginner Categories
Beginner Men:

Making his first appearance with UMB,
Caldy Buhler
 comes back from helping
Michael to take 3rd place in Beginner Men.

  Corey Spencer tips through the loose
turn above the sage flat. Just 3/4 mile
to go to take the 5th place spot.

Brian Vanderwel cranks up some
speed on the backside of the
mountain to finish with 6th place.

Brad Griffiths descends off the hill
on the way to the 7th place finish.

John Young is also new to the team
with this race, taking 9th place.

Adam Reynders cranks up from a wash
as he takes the 10th place position.

Kevin Casto pops up out of a dip
as he races to the 11th place spot.

Devin Spencer climbs out of the big
dip near the finish line, taking 12th place.

Ben Buhler carves the turn before a
dip and finishes with 14th place.

Left:   Michael Buhler is going strong
at 1/2 mile, but goes down hard about
mile 2 with a lot of scratches and bruises.
He gets an ATV ride back for a DNF.

Right:   The Sport/Expert group line up
for staging. Things got a little wierd
around the finish line as first-wave
racers were still finishing.

Beginner Women:     UMB had no Beginner Women riders!



The Sport Men 19-29 group fires out from the start line.
That's Dallin wearing the UMB colors.
And it's up the hill. The course is almost all doubletrack,
with frequent up-and-down rollers and wash dips.
Junior Categories
Junior Men 13-15:    
Left:   Riley Horrocks has joined the
UMB team in the Junior Men category
and finishes Five Mile with 17th place
for the 13-15 group.

Right:   Mike checks out the course.
(He didn't race; he provided racer
support.) The trail is surrounded by
juniper and sage.

Junior Men 16-18:   

Left:   In the Junior Men 16-18 group,
Harrison Christensen makes his first
outing as a UMB team racer count for
the 5th place finish.

Right:   Good team representation in the
Beginner Men group, as a string of
UMB racers heads up the ridgeline.

Junior Women 13-15:    UMB had no riders in this category!


Junior Women 16-18:  UMB had no riders in this category!


Open Categories
Left:  John Twitchell tips through a high-speed turn
as he finishes with 2nd place in Clydesdale.

Right:   Welcome back, Richard Ewell! Richard turns
after the first descent to begin the long climb south
as he gets a podium finish with 3rd place

Women 40-plus:

Left:  Sally Reynders rockets up the far
side of a small wash on the way to the
1st place finish in Women 40-plus.

Right:  Dallin gets low as he flies into
a wash crossing. Lots of fun stuff.

Men 50-plus:
Left:   Rick Morris descends the back
side of the mountain on his first of two
laps, finishing his 22 miles with 10th place
in Men 50-plus.

Right:   After a 5-minute head start, Adam
is being passed by... a girl. Well, it's Sally,
a girl with good tech skills and years of
racing experience. And Adam and Sally
 have this "thing" for each other, so I'd
guess he's happy to yield the trail. 

The youth group had a loop in the sagebrush in front of
the mountain. But they still had to go through the big
wash. Many hiked the tricky stuff.
And some rode through the dip. But things could get a
little complicated if somebody stopped or fell in front
of you on the way up the other side.
Men 60-plus:

Joel Quinn sprints toward the flats near
the finish, taking 1st place in Men 60-plus.

Bruce Argyle tips downhill from the first
ridgeline, following with 2nd place.

Dropping fast into the big wash, Gene
Poncelet takes 4th place in the group.

Sport Categories
Sport Men 19-29: 
Left:   Riding above his age in the Sport Men 19-29
category, Brock Jeske heads uphill for his first
lap, finishing in 2nd place.

Right:   Dallin Hatch is almost finished with his first
lap as he carves a fast turn on the way to 5th place.

Sport Men 30-39:
Left:   Christian Burrell cranks out of a turn on the
back side. Christian has a minor "bike came apart"
issue, which drops him back to 16th place in Sport
Men 39-39.

Right:   Finishing the first of his two laps, Wayne Baker
moves up to the Sport category and takes 20th place
in his group.

Not a member of the UMB team, but an awesome photo.
Taking a little air at the lip of a wash.
Cat climbs up the side of the big wash near the finish line,
with just 1/4 mile to go on her two laps.
Sport Men 40-plus:
Left:   Joining the UMB team just in time for this
race, Greg Sironen makes an immediate impact
with 1st place in Sport Men 40-plus.

Right:  Denmark Jensen fires through a turn on the sage
flats near the finish line, taking 4th place in the category.

Left:   Popping up from the big wash, Brian Ressa 
turns toward the finish line in 10th place.

Right:   Moving up to the Sport group with this race,
 Mike McLaughlin pops through a small dip
on the way to the 16th place finish. 

Sport Women 19-34:    UMB had no 19-34 Sport Women riders!


Note: there's a question whether Cat belongs in the younger or older Sport Women group.
But either way, she won.


Sport Women 35-plus:  

Left:   Cat Kalwies cranks over the
top of a small wash as she takes the
1st place finish in Sport Women.

Right:   The first wave racers (having
already enjoyed burgers, dogs, salad
and cookies), watch the action from
the shade as the Sport/Expert racers
do their thing.


The view to the east as Dallin turns to the finish line. Told you Adam wouldn't be too upset if Sally beat him...
Kids Categories
Youth 10-12:  

Left:   Bentley Vanderwel hits the bottom of the big wash
and begins to crank hard to climb the other side. Bentley
is new to the UMB team with this race. Welcome!

Note: Finishing order is not reported for youth categories.

Right:   Norah Griffiths pedals through the finish
line at the end of her race. Good job, Norah!

Billy Goat:  
Left:   Draeden Jensen gets the bike
going again as he comes over the
edge of the big wash. Draden is already
a veteran with the UMB team.

Right:   Brad follows daughter Norah
uphill to the finish line.

Millie Goat:    UMB had no riders in this category!


Expert and Pro Categories
Pro Men:   UMB had no male Pro riders in this race!


Pro Women:

Left:  Meghan Sheridan uses a little
body English to keep the tires planted
as she rolls a fast turn on the way to
the 1st place spot in Pro Women.

Right:  Race results for the first wave
are posted on the outhouse. This race
also saw computer difficulties that messed
up the results.

Expert Men 19-29:     UMB had no riders in this category!




Cat has 1st place in Sport Women...

Sally has first in Women 40-plus...

...and Megan wins Pro Women.

Expert Men 30-39:    UMB had no riders in this category!


Expert Men 40-plus:  

Left:   Mitt Stewart pushes hard to
keep position as he wins the 1st place
medallion in Expert Men 40-plus.

Right:   Bruce and Joel enjoy another
trip to the podium. Lots of first-place
winners for UMB at this race!

Expert Women:   UMB had no Expert Women riders!




Mike cooks burgers for the second-wave racers, while
Rick, Christian, and Brian talk racing.
Michael rests in the shade of the canopy, allowing us a
peek at the damages to his left side.
Singlespeed:   UMB had no Singlespeed riders!




It was a great race with almost perfect conditions. The UMB team made an impact at Five Mile with six first-place wins. With ten Beginner Men racers at Five Mile Pass, it looks good for our "pipeline" to move riders into Sport. We're still waiting to learn about team and individual season standings, but it feels like UMB is in great position.

More pictures:
     Kay Hutchings photos (Thanks, Kay!!!)
     Bruce photos (first and last races and miscellany)
      GPX track of Five Mile Pass course
     Satellite view FiveMile Pass loop

Left:  Mitt enjoys his moment on the top of the podium.

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