Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday Night Race Championship

The first ever Thursday Night Race Championship happened last night in the hills of Draper. Conditions were perfect. Warm temps and a full moon. 26 of Utah's most talented racers showed up to compete for the cash purse (red barbie purse donated reluctantly by my 4 yr old daughter- Sage which was stuffed full of cash) and the championship belt.


(pic stolen from Miles)

The course was carefully selected to reward a rider who can climb like a goat but descend without fear and do it all at night.

In the end, it was Brandon who showed us all how it's done. (From this point forward, please address Brandon as "The Current Night Ride Champion" and allow him to lead out every ride and pick the route.)

(pic stolen from Miles)

Brad and Corey came in 2nd and 3rd respectively with Nick and Gregory taking 4th & 5th.

Post race chill was at Village Inn.

I have a feeling, there will be a 2nd Night Race in the works sometime soon. This time, maybe we'll head south to the UC and ride the steeps and technical pipe move.

Thanks to all those who came out to support the ride and especially to Miles who sacrificed his race to take some cool pictures.


tibiker said...

Still a little chapped that I snuck around you at the end huh? No mention of 6th and 7th place.

evilbanks said...

Great night, great fun, great course, great idea, great raffle, great winner's belt, great championship night race, great people.....thanks for putting it together and making it happen. It was great!

Rick Sunderlage said...

Jamie- That was something else. When you came by I had no idea you were hot on my trail. I was sure I had 6th place locked up. But the podium for the night race only goes 5 places deep. If you want a mention you gotta earn it.

Nick Rico said...

Good time fellas... We gotta do it again soon!

Thanks for the prize donations Rick!


KanyonKris said...

Nobody puts on a, um, group ride, like Rick.

That belt is awesome - I hear Kenny tried to trade his entire Leadville buckle collection for it. And the Barbie purse is icing on the cake.

So bummed I couldn't make it. Next time I'll be there.

South County Ciclista said...

Thanks again. I had a blast. My kids dig the belt. They think it is the coolest.