Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mt Hood Super D Recap

While this race was called the Momentum Super D, it probably should have been named the Momentum Enduro DH, as there were no real climbs involved in the race. All categories rode the same track, which started at 6,000′ at Mt Hood’s historic Timberline Lodge and ended far below Ski Bowl giving riders a 4,000′ descent in 15 plus minutes!
The weather was great all week with sunny blue skies and near perfect dirt after some rain showers early in the week.
The Pro Men’s division was handily won by Nathan Riddle (Fluidride/Evil) with a course record of 14:58. Nathan was followed by Jared Hobbs (Fluidride/Evil) who came in with a very fast 15:31. Simon Lawton (Fluidride/Evil) rounded out the top three with a 15:38. Phil Wiering (Fluidride/Evil) narrowly edged out a hard charging Joel Armstrong (River City) for 4th place.
In the Women’s Division, newcomer Lindsey Harper (unattached) took the surprise win over Cannondale rider Leanna Gerrard (Monavie/Cannondale) and Kathy Malvern (Luna Chix). Lindsey was the only woman to break the 20 minute barrier with a smoking 19:14.
All in all this was a great event. Stay tuned for some great things to come from this race in 2010.

Big Thanks go out to the guys at Momentum for sponsoring the event. Thanks also go out to Dakine and Shiloh Cyclery. This race could not have happened without the help of Steve Kruse from Timberline – Petr Kakes from Ski Bowl/Hurricane Racing – and of course the US Forestry Service for giving permits for racing on Forestry Service Land. Thanks to all the riders who came out to make this a truly memorable and special event!

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