Sunday, May 26, 2013

Nimby 50

Just did the Nimby 50 race in Pemberton yesterday. Woke up to pissing rain in the lower mainland but as we got closer to Pemberton the sun was out and the weather was as good as it gets for racing bikes. The Nimby 50 course is one of the best race courses I've ever done! Its real mt biking at its finest. Big climbs, big descents, technical parts, fitness parts, and bears to avoid hitting. Plus post race you get an unreal burger and beer. Best Race Ever!

This is the second year I've done the Nimby, I came back this year cause its so much fun! This year I ended up 3rd, I dont know how or where I pulled it out from, but I'll take it. The course suits me really well being from Chilliwack, we have a lot of steep ups and downs to practice on. Neal Kindree won the race and really stepped on everyone's balls, Kris Sneddon was 2nd after flatting and fixing it. I was right on Kris' wheel with 3k to go but he has about 500 more horse power then me so that was that. Cory Wallace and Quinn Moberg were 4th and 5th. Results here

In the womens race Mical Dyck really crushed everyone and finish 1st. But the really big news is that Melanie Vaughan finished first in the 30-35 age group. It was a 3peat for Vaughan in her age group but she also finished 5th overall. When asked about her performance she gave much credit to her coach. "working 9-5 mon-fri doesn't give me much time to train. My coach is one really smart guy who knows his stuff, with minimal time training I was able to crush it on race day"
Mel on top, age group crushing!

Team kit, its fulldude man style. This year I'll be supporting a couple of friends who have really awesome business in the fraser valley. Clearbrook Coffee Company is out of Abbotsford and is your local roaster, fresh is best when it come to coffee. Mt Waddingtons outdoors is a brand new outdoor shop right next door to me. They sell sweet gear and share in my thinking that Chilliwack has the best Mt playground in the world.  
We got sweet trucker/thug hats. Papa Johns pizza is also the perfect pre race food.

on the pod, looks like Neal has food money for another year.


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