This past weekend was the rat race dh and xc on the sunshine coast. It turned out to be a pretty good weekend. I came over to the coast on saturday morning, we road the dh and some other trails all day, ended up with 7 runs in total, not bad for shuttling. I stayed with my friend Dylan(stubs) as usual, and Anthony from Peachland came down to Dyl’s house to race aswell, hes a ripper and a half. We met up with Andrew (shrew), Strahan, and Ken from the island aswell, and road with them for a few runs of gnarness.
After a long day on our mountain bicycles, stubz antwon and I went back to stubs’s house to get our eat on. As we finished our meals the dirty duo proceeded to show up, micayla gatto and curtis robinson. We ate some icecream, and headed off to the new skate park in gibsons. Its pretty rad, consisting of a clover bowl, and some rails and such. We stood around watching emos while dylan slayed the bowl. As it started to rain, there was this really crazy emotical guy there…he was running around the bowl on his feet, pretending to skateboard, and talking about what good training it is. Soon enough, he slipped running on a rail, and caught the rail inbetween the legs, ouch! He lay there for a while, then started singing to himself quietly, then started screaming really loud, then going quiet again. nah nah nuhh nuhh AHHHH AHHHHH nuhh nuhh nuh AHHHHH AHHHH. We figured it was time to leave. There was one good outcome to meeting the crazy man, i found a sweet construction helmet. Ross Andersen came by that night, our official photographer man of the weekend. Ross and I slept in the trailer, while Anthony and dylan slept in the house. We woak up to pouring rain…then i realized it was going to be an interesting day.
Dylan, Anthony and I did 3 runs in the morning. We were soaked to the bone by then, so we decided to go back to stubs’ house before our race runs to eat and get changed. I thought we were going to be really late for our starts, turned out we were way too early, and had to wait in the pouring rain wearing garbage bags. We did our runs, I felt ok about mine, same with dyl and Antwon. After we finished we hiked back up the course a bit to watch cutty curtis and micayla go by. We met up once again with Shrew, Strahan, Ken, Ross, Backflip matt, aswell as colin miller. We stood beside the race course as ken was yelling TROY LEEEE when people road past in outfits worth more than their bikes, Ken also had his hood zipped up over his face, it was sweet. Oh and here is a pic of Shrew, backflip kid, guy i dont know, and cutties master.
Micayla, and Curtis both won their categories, so give them an internet high five. The timing was mixed up for the category stubs and i were in, but in the end it worked out, but I’m still confused what places we came in…top 3, but what order, haha. That was the same with mr. Anthony Evans. All in all it was a good weekend, i was glad to get away from the city, and the disorder of everything at home.
The first three photos are by Ross Andersen, and the final two are by Strahan Loken. Thanks guys! And thanks to Dylan for housing Anthony, Ross and I for the weekend!