Carnegie SVRA * Livermore, California * March 25th and 26th, 2006 *
Contratulations to dhReno racer David Bright who won the Expert Men's 35-44 Class by smoking the course and turning in a Pro time. Many thanks to RideSFO who put on a killer race and to all the dhReno folks who made it such a great time.
We started off early Saturday morning by chaining up to drive thru a blizzard on Donner Pass.
By the time we got to Livermore it was green and beautiful…..
We're on the back of this truck. This shuttle ride was a wilder ride than the ride down on bikes! It must have been first time the driver ever drove a clutch or something… good thing we were all wearing body armor and helmets!
Racing: we did this race with the least amount of practice runs of any race that we've ever done. Bad weather and muddy conditions did not allow the shuttle to run on Saturday, so we got the equivalent to one and a half practice runs. We got in one late, hurried shuttle run on Sunday before they closed the course for racing.
Despite the lack of practice dhReno riders did amazingly well. New dhReno JrX rider Adam Connolly blazed down the course with a great time in a very competitive group. Scott Richardson rode very aggresively in his first race of the season taking 3rd in the FOF group.
(click to enlarge) 1. Eric, 2. Christy and 3. Curtis. Professional Photos by Tomo. Eric and Curtis are screaming fast going thru this berm.
1. Nancy, 2. Randy, 3. Scotty. Professional Photos by Tomo
1. Steve, 2. unknown guy crashing. Professional Photos by Tomo
Mandy and Wally
Black Rock Bicycles was a sponser of the CHDH and supplied a Phat Cycles Sea Breeze Cruiser as a raffle prize. A kid from the Syndicate won it. It was funny to watch as he and his team mates dropped their $5,000 V-10s to ride the cruiser around with big smiles on their faces. Sometimes it just takes getting back to basics.
- David Bright – 1st Place Expert Men's 35-44
- Steve Cleek – 5th Fast Old Farts 45+
- Adam Connolly – 6th Jr Expert
- Christy Gott – 3rd Expert Women
- Curtis Opperman – 20th Pro (on a trail bike)
- Eric Opperman – 15th Pro
- Scott Richardson – 3rd Fast Old Farts 45+
- Randy Robison – 4th Fast Old Farts 45+
Check out the race results at http://www.ridesfo.com/servlet/Page?template=results
Cheering Crew: (some of these folks would normally race but missed the rider signup cutoff)
- Wally Armstrong & Mandy
- Nancy Birch
- Jason Caufield & Crissy
- Tomo Ichikawa & Fumi
- Bernie Opperman
- Davey Robison
- Debbie Robison
143 pictures by such famous photographers as Bernie, Tomo & Steve
Check out the 143 dhReno B.T.S. photos here you can download the full size picture or order prints from Yahoo photos.
More CHDH pictures by Steve Wolf see if you can find (2) pics of Randy and one of Curtis!
MTB Review CHDH Pictures great picture of Eric in the berm, also some berm crash pics.
Check out a great movie of the race by All Out Produx http://www.alloutprodux.com/chdh06.mov (right click link and save target as…)