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!”
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!
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
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!
The most entertaining little guy at the race hands off water as Allen races thru the feed zone in the Expert XC race….
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!
Old farts podium
Downhill’n ain’t for sissies
The downhill courses were rough and technical so most racers crashed at least once ……
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.
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.
Pro DH Course Video: this is the same place that Casey crashed ….ouch!