Thursday, July 28, 2011

Retro Fun

Sadly, no pennyfarthings made an appearance, but some racers were sporting some classic jerseys. We saw Vinn Hludzinski in Thor Hushovd's World Champion's Jersey, Wayne Smith in some Team USA shorts, and Ralph Hart racing in a 1984 CU Cycling Jersey, back when the colors were blue and gold, just our 2nd year in existence! We had some great 80's music going all night too, including some fun movie-theme songs. Oliver Hart was the first to correctly identify Beverly Hills Cop as the movie for one of our songs, winning a water bottle; he informed us Axel F. is one of his favorite all time songs.

Peter O'Donnell and Chris Baddick designed the course for this week, starting off on a very fast straightaway, and plenty of tight turns throughout the rest of the lap. Even the kids course was super technical. There were a couple of crashes, but only a little blood and plenty of fun. Mike Bachman cruised to another Men's C win, about 25 seconds ahead of John Bliss. Eric Collins won in similar style in the Men's B's. Unfortunately lightning closed us down for the Women's A's and Men's A's. For all those A riders who registered but didn't get to race, your registration will go forth to next week.

Results for the rest of the categories are posted here, along with the overall standings. Be sure to share your pictures of Short Track Retro Night. Thanks to Jeff Stephenson for his photos of July 20. We'll see you next Wednesday, August 3.

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