Race #2 Recap – The Wet Cold & Tradition Continues

For last year’s first Tuesday night race we were treated to rain creating a layer in our snow that plagued us for a long time. This year we were treated to cold temperatures and ~18″ of fresh snow on top of our thin and highly faceted snow pack.

We had another great turnout with 60-65 people braving the poor road conditions and eventually arriving at Brighton.  Thank you everyone who showed up.  We apologize for the late start.  Between road conditions and tough conditions of putting in the course we just couldn’t get things ready by 7. It was great to see a few new faces as well as some costumes out there (I’ll get costume photos next time).

We had a great course with good skiing conditions.  Thanks to Eric, Nick, Jeremy, Gemma, and Chad for the hard work of breaking trail and setting the course.

Eric & Nick - Course Marshalls
Eric & Nick – Course Marshalls

The lycra division did 3 partial laps on Milly and the sane division did 2.  Tom  barely kept ahead of Jason for the Men’s Lycra win.  Gemma continues her reign as top Wasatch Female.  The Sane Division was lead by Andy Paradis and Emily Sullivan.  It’s time for both of them to done some Lycra. 

Brent & Tim transitioning for lap 3
Brent & Tim transitioning for lap 3
Noah sporting Spandex and fat skis
Noah sporting Spandex and fat skis
Sara showing her speed with her new Alien/WSP setup
Sara showing her speed with her new Alien/WSP setup
Lap 2 for Jeremy & ?
Lap 2 for Jeremy & ?

MollyGreen’s had planned to stay open for us, but that also go foiled by the weather.  Not to miss out on the post-race social aspect, about 25 racers gathered at Porcupine after the race for awards, raffle, food, and drinks.  The Porcupine staff was thrilled to have us and invited us back anytime (despite the 5 gallons of snow melt that we drug in with us).

Andy and Emily taking home the pie
Andy and Emily taking home the pie
Jason & Eric giving away prizes
Jason & Eric giving away prizes

Here is a full gallery of photos from the race.

The next race is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17 at 7PM.  We will post race details 1-2 days prior to the race.

For future races, please keep the following in mind

  • Park in 1 or 2 rows by the church.  Please do not part east of the propane tank/trees at the corner of Milly Chalet
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes early so that you can get signed in. You do not need a waiver each week, you just need to sign the nightly sign-in sheet.  We want to start at 7 so that we can be done by 8 and all go to Molly Green’s to socialize.
  • Please try to carpool as much as possible.

 

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