A Podium Finish?

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Bike, Races | 3 Comments

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I don’t remember the last time I stood on the podium. I’ve tried. But I can’t. And given that I can’t even remember the moment (assuming it ever happend at all), I don’t see any point in trying to siphon through results from the last several years to find out. But yesterday, at the Stan Crane Memorial mountain bike race, I climbed up on the box. And you know what? It felt really good. Yes, the field was thin. Snow on Memorial Day will do that. But the racers who did show up were guys that I haven’t beat all year. So, there’s that. It felt really good to feel really good while racing. That breakthrough I’ve been chasing? I think I’ve found its wheel. Now all I need to do is hold onto it.

Throughout the entire race I thought the rider had I had been chasing was my teammate, Reed. It wasn’t until later that I realized that it was in fact, 2011 Giro d’Italia, and 2010 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. Which was weird. When I invited him to our post-race BBQ, he declined, saying something about not eating steak anymore. And really. The flowers and the stuffed lion? For second place?

Intermountain Cup


Slyfox is going to make me a millionaire. $1 at a time.

Intermountain Cup Stan Crane Memorial MTB

Photo by Chris See


It was good day. I almost stayed in bed. I’m glad I didn’t.

Photo by Chris See

For more images from the race, visit Chris See’s gallery.


  1. Kendra
    May 31, 2011

    You truly got to put your cross skills to the test this race. Good job!

  2. evilbanks
    May 31, 2011

    Nice one man!

  3. Dave B
    June 1, 2011

    The flowers really were a little tacky. What a showoff…

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