|I love how these pink Hed Wheels & Onyx Hubs "pop" in the snow!|
Photo Credit: Matthew Pastick
Catfish Cup was amazing and it was awesome to be back racing with 200+ people as it seems like an eternity since the Solstice Chase. Angry Catfish, MORC, 45NRTH and many other sponsors came together to produce a pretty killer event, and one that's easily the best bang for your buck. In fact if you signed up early you left wtih a pretty rad Stanley Thermos, that probably covered your race entry and then some. Not to mention the amazing post race pasties, free beer and huge raffle, including a free bike! Dang!
The trail also boasted some of the best groomed conditions I've seen at Carver. I managed a decent start and then rocked out a pretty gnarly yard sale in the singletrack which fortunately DID NOT rip my pants for the 2nd weekend in a row! Woohoo Party on! Finally I settled into a rythm and managed to make up a little bit of lost time on the boys ahead, however I was kept honest the majority of the race by the speedy pink Sonia Pond. I met Sonia on one of Randall's road rides last summer and she's come bursting onto the fat scene this year. The nicest gal ever (seriously!) and one hell of a shredder. So get used to reading that name...cuz this girl has a mighty bright future!
Podium hugs are the best....and it's also important to make sure that you're friends never ever miss a podium that they worked so hard to earn!
|A cat's paw on your shoulder...priceless!!|