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Park City, Utah * June 14th – 17th, 2007

The Deer Valley National mountain bike races were totally awesome!  Park City is one of the most beautiful places on earth this time of year – everything is lush and green, wild flowers are blooming and temps in the low 80s are perfect for riding.


Don sprints across the finish at the Super D race. Eric Carter said about the Deer Valley National: “if all Super D races were as fun as this one everybody would be racing them!”

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We drove to Park City for the event.


Randy’s Element and Bill’s Chevy at the Winnemucca pit stop. Huge thanks to Randy and Bill for driving!

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We stayed at the great Powderwood Condos again – on the 3rd floor. There’s a giant covered porch for bike maintenance and relaxation! This time we had 9 riders staying in the condo!

Intense Cycles lineup: M3, Socom, M3

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Team Mechanics

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Bill Smith put in long hours wrenching for the Santa Cruz Syndicate. He also made sure that all the dhReno bikes were in great shape for racing. Adam Connolly prepped the dh bikes before race day and did repairs and suspension setup. Thanks Bill and Adam!
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Racing

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L2R: Steve, Nancy & Randy before the dh race

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After the Super D race…

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Don Morehouse is an animal! He raced Super D on Friday, DH Expert on Saturday and here he is racing XC Expert on Sunday!

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Allen Hill also did a great job racing XC expert – he’s with Don after the race.


The most entertaining little guy at the race hands off water as Allen races thru the feed zone in the Expert XC race….

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John Kresich rails the roots on his dh race run. Photo by Nancy.

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Nancy Birch on her last practice run.

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Randy pin’n it thru the rock garden.

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Adam by the starting gate before the JrX race.

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Steve on the race run. Photo by Nancy.

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Must See Race Video:

Check out the Deer Valley Insanity Video at Littermag.com .  You’ve all seen trees that have fallen across the trail. Well in this video a tree falls in the forest and almost hits one of the racers – amazing that it’s all captured on video!

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Everyone had a great time at the event! L2R: Casey, George, Adam and Randy.

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Old farts podium

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Like the announcer said: “these guys are not having a mid-life crisis, they just never got out of puberty.”

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Downhill’n ain’t for sissies

The downhill courses were rough and technical so most racers crashed at least once ……

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Casey got pretty banged up in a crash on the pro/expert course. He was major scraped up and his elbow was really swollen – it cost him a chance at winning the semi-pro race.

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Adam dislocated his thumb and sprained his ankle in a otb crash on at the “Barney Rubble” section of pro/expert course. He still pulled off a great time in the highly contested JrX dh race.

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Nancy tried a different line on her last practice run Friday night and launched clean off the course. She got this big bruise on her hip, right through her padded TLD under shorts, along with a tweeked shoulder when she crashed.

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Randy tried to move a rock with his leg on his race run and it stopped him cold!

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Pro DH Course Video: this is the same place that Casey crashed ….ouch!

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3 Comments

  1. he randy i meet you at the race last year. I was 5 th in mens 40 sport. Where did you get the photo of you in the rock garden. It looks like some sort of ski-photo deal. I couldn make it this year how did you do? Stewart Mitchell

  2. Sorry Mike ….. your only hope is if he flats.

    S.

  3. Sweet. So the short story is that I have no hope of smoking Don @ Downiville.

    Or do I…..

    -M


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