Great Lakes - Snake Alley 'Hell-terium'
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05-23-09, 06:35 PM
Siting here next to the Mississippi in Burlington, Iowa. Awesome weather right now, sunny, 75 deg. Earlier it was sunny and HOT! Ugh! :cry: Then the thunderstorms rolled in and it rained ... right on cue for the 3's race! :p :thumb:
Back in a bit as soon as pics finish uploading ...
05-23-09, 07:04 PM
Here's where I'm parked, watching this 500hp speed boat doing laps in the river. Sounds like NASCAR !
In the Masters race, Dewey Dickey defended his title from last year:
THen there is the "Cobble Climb" which is basically an alley at 12 to 14% with bread loaf cobbles. One guy did it on a road bike!
Adam Bergman (Texas Roadhouse) takes the PRO 1/2
(BTW, that's a snake in his hand. He tried to give it back, but they made him keep it)
Amanda Miller won the Elite Women's race:
So, the big races have started, summer has begun!
More racing down here tomorrow and Monday, but I'm heading home.
05-23-09, 07:08 PM
who won the 3's? what about 123?
I wanted to go but couldn't find anywhere to stay. I ended up doing a wisport race with a bunch of beans guys. Loberg won and we had 4 (all) in the top 7. Then we did another ~30 miles in the bluemounds area.
05-23-09, 07:36 PM
3's - Sam Stone led the thing from the git go until the last lap - he was caught on the downhill by two guys. Because of the lapped traffic, the announcer totally missed it - the winner raised his arms in a great Post Up, but we all were thinking ... "Who's this joker??" (so I erased the picture). Then, later, they figured out what happened. I was not pleased. :notamused: But I missed most of the 3's race anyway ... had to ... well, take a wizz. :innocent:
I've got a few more pix up on PPix.Com.
Time to tank up with gas at $2.29 / gal !! and head home.
05-23-09, 10:02 PM
A teammate of mine won the 3's race, and he was able to catch up to Sam on the 2nd to last lap on the climb. When I get home tomorrow I will see if the pictures I got of him at the line were any good.
05-24-09, 12:44 PM
Here's the video I shot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXHE5AZPfOE
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