RENTON, WA Well this post is a little late, but still fun. Every year, our local bike shop, GHY Bikes hosts a slalom race on this bermsled singletrack slalom trail close by. It has some good turns and jumps, and is about a 1:10 to race. Everyone gets dressed up, rides, bbq, prizes, etc, so overall good times. I went as Mistique from X-Men, and was getting called out for having a skinsuit advantage:) Jake the eagle couldn't see out of the eagle head, a few people had muscle suits on, bryn was hard to recognize with his chicken mask, etc. Lots of antics:)
I have two friends, Travis and Lucas who always talk shit about beating me there, so this is one of my most anticipated races of the year with some heavy pressure:). Turns out this race fell on the day after halloween , so a few nameless individuals may or may not have got power wasted the night before. It's best of two run format, so if you mess up theres another chance. Bryn and Luke were there as well, plus a few of our local pros who rip, so there was no lack of comp.
In the end bryn and luke were almost identical times, .1 different with stopwatch timing , but I squeaked out the Bronze, just edging out Lucas, which was incredible:) Mission accomplished, haha. All in good fun though as best trick, best costume, followed by a few beverages. Thanks to Aj at GHY. Kinda world cup'esk for a little $5 local race.