Its a rare thing for me to get a weekend off in summer. But I got one!!!
Just so happened to be the same weekend the inaugural Unicorn DH race in Kamloops was going down. While my shit wrist (still on the mend from Australia) wasn’t going to allow me to bring the big bike, I tagged along with some friends, a camera, my trail bike and a nice pair of pants….and all these things happened ..
Morning raceday prep.
Candace getting schooled on appropriate elbow pad placement.
Some heavy rain over the last week definitely added some greasiness to the track. Not your typical hot, dusty Kamloops.
A handful of race support tents,
Canfield Bros were on site with some of there new bikes. Pretty sweet all mountain weapon
These lil’ guys kept popping up everywhere!
Caught the tail end of some practice laps, Due to some late night/early morning karaoke our team was only able to squeeze in one lap on raceday. Probably enough ?
Some race kids sessioning the drop line.
Youth Under 15 lining up for the shuttle.
I think this guy one the whole race.
Specialized supplied the shuttle trucks.
Young Rad racer Josh putting in a fast time for the win!
The woman caught all the rain for the day. This was a clsose battle between Annie and Candace, Dual Slalom at its finest!
Marcie ripping it up for the win, a close finish between her and 2nd.
Drinking as soon as possible post race run is the key to success.
Pat killing it in his first DH race,
And for some reason getting his pilsner an interview….they are delicious i guess.
View from the commentary booth.
Elite athlete survival Brat.
Even the young ones were having fun!
Team Radbike. Sorry, no beer for you Josh
Once we were all done we headed up the hill to a nice loose section to get loose ourselves! Elite men
This guy may be scarred for life.
Annie telling this guy how it is. She is so fast she poops racers!!
Team Bikeroom had a solid finish. 3rd in the womens and 3rd/4th in the mens.
and then it was all over
Post race podium prize give away brought to you by the Bicycle Cafe Kamloops
Open Womens podium
Masters 40+ podium
Masters 30-39 podium
Junior men 17-18 podium
Senior Men podium
Yeah bro!!! you just one a bike!
Post race brew and stare down
To the victor go the spoils aka cheap champagne up the butt.