This years 2010 Gunnison Growler was won in the men's field by Kelly Magelky of Golden and in the women's field by Melissa Thomas of Boulder.
I know the Gunnison Growler filled up within a couple of days of registration opening up but here is a video at the start of the race and towards the end of the video a few clips of the single track. All worth watching for sure! The video was taken by Rob O,Dea from a motorcycle.
Looking deeper into the results might lead to a few more interesting questions like Peter Weber return to the dirt or (4th) or the unstoppable Travis Brown (2nd) and the flying Yuki from Japan (6th)
This weekend is the Superior Morgul Classic which includes the resurrection of the Morgul Bismark road race. Part of this weekend of racing is the Friday night Street Sprints. This is something a little different and I expect to be a great spectator sport. Below are a list of the rules for the Street Sprints.
Race Start and Staging: The start of the Street Sprints will be just west of the Community Park on Coalton Rd and South Indiana St. Racers will head east on Coalton Rd and finish at the intersection of Coalton Rd and Rock Creek Circle.
Staging will be continuous throughout the event. Please adhere to staging volunteer and officials’ instructions.
If you have placed in a sprint and progressed to the next round, please proceed directly back to the start line. Missed starts will constitute a DNF result.
With 50% chance of thunderstorms and plenty of thunderheads around the forecast for getting the race rolling was questionable as it usually can be the first month or so of racing but when go time came for all categories the weather held back leaving some good racing back at the Colorado Research Park. I personally toed the line in the Single Speed field which was surprisingly small and loosely organized at the back of the men's B field.
While results are not yet up for last night, usually takes a few days, last week is up and this URL appears to be bookmarkable for future reference
Yesterday the race organizers and sponsors met with the race director, Brian Hludzinski, to discuss the big race coming up this weekend.
Remember that this race is by far not just for the competitor despite this being one of the more racer supported event many Colorado racers will get the chance to do in 2010. Friday night things get kicked off with street sprints, live music and food (check out the schedule for Friday). The street sprints (something rarely witnessed in Colorado) will take place on Coalton Road in front of Community Park starting at 4pm and lasting until 8:30. The pasta dinner kicks off at 6pm and the band takes the stage at 7pm. With Osker Blues being one of the sponsors you will be sure to find me around 7pm with 1-2 beers in me and 1 in the hand watching the sprints roll down the street!
On the way home from work I stopped by the CU Short Track race #1. My time was limited so I only got to watch the Women Cs and the Juniors. Looked like a lot of fun. Time to dust off the mountain bike.