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Three Peaks Revival

There was some serious racing that happened at the Three Peaks Revival.

The Revival is a festival weekend with a n 8-hour race hosted on Saturday. As it’s first year and with weather that was less than agreeable, we had  a great, core group of riders and racers who showed up for the group rides and the race.

The weekend started on Friday with some Feats of Strength that included a Bunny Hop competition where you literally hopped a bunny. Also enjoyed were the track stand competition and group ride that did a quick tour of the Three Peaks area. The Revival included camping for the weekend and many folks pulled in, set up camp and then enjoyed the festivities and the beer garden provided by Red Rock Brewing.

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As mentioned, the main event was the race on Saturday. With a frigid cold front and snow forecasted for the day, only the most serious of racers showed up. It was a small group, but as Dave Harris put it, the small group added to the vibe and those who were there threw down hard. Harris and Josh Onerheim put in some hard laps to take the Men’s Open Duo. Other big names in attendance included our own Howlin’ Wolfe who raced till the bitter end finishing his last lap in the snow and freezing cold temperatures. The only racer able to best him was past French Pro racer Jonas Buchot who showed up, threw down and never let up on the throttle.

In the Duo Coed category, we had Chris and KC Holley who put down an astounding 15 laps in the 8 hour period. In Duo Female, Shirley Leydsman and Lynda Wallenfells took top honors with 12 laps. And the Duo Masters 40 was won by Joel Davis and Rich Urello who raced through the snow storm to put in 14 laps. Complete results can be found here.

IMG_4075While the racers were turning themselves inside and out for 8 hours, those who came to “just” ride were treated to some group rides that took advantage of some of the newer trails in the Three Peaks network traversing some rock and flowy trail to do a nice loop around the venue.

20170923_184537_027As the race was coming to an end, it became apparent that the weather wasn’t going to hold much longer. Knowing participants would be cold, Joey got dinner started early grilling up some Brats that were accompanied with hot beans. Those who had finished racing and festival goers were treated to a warm meal as the cold front hit us with snow and a ripping wind. The fires and heaters quickly became the place to be as everyone huddled together to stay warm for the awards ceremony.

All in all, it wasn’t the weather that we had hoped for, but the racers that showed up threw down hard, the festival vibe was killer and from what we heard everyone had a pretty good time.

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