Wednesday, October 16, 2013

2013 Octoberfest weekend

The final race weekend was a BUSY two days, with the IMBA take a kid mountain biking day and kids races, the OIRL State Championship race, Short Track Racing, Pig Roast with music supplied by Adam and the Aunt Acids, 35' bon fire, camping, and the XC races Sunday Morning...whew!

I'm just gonna hit you with the pics and be done :)

The main cabin welcomed all our festival attendees...

 The bon fire Saturday night could be seen from the International Space Station, eclisping the 35' trees adjacent to it...
 The pot luck dinner and Blazing Saddles pig roast were a hit, so much so that the 80lb pig was gone before I could finally make it through the tent.  I did get to nibble on some great sides courtesey of Aaron Ruggles of the Bistro on Main...
 Adam and the Aunt Acids rocked the patio for over 3 hours, playing an ecletic mix of music that kept folks dancing and rocking into the wee hours of the night...
 So many folks camped, it was like being back at the old 24 hour races.  Kalten and Zach neglected to put up a tent and ended up hitting the hammocks...
 A big thanks to Lisa Costello for her artistic decoration on the cake she brought, it was devoured!
 The XC race took place on a modified 3.8 mile course that turned out to be very tough at race pace...
 Congrates to all our racing participants, it's been a great season...
 
Unfortunately, the 200 racer challenge fell well short on Sunday, with only 115 showing up.  I had asked that folks vote with their participation, so for me, that means cutting back for 2014 and focusing more time in the shop.  Thanks for the good times, the last 7 years supporting grass roots racing has been a hoot.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Rody,

I see this kind of issue in OR all the time- the race promoters only hear that racers love their product AFTER they cancel races cause there's no participation. Sorry to hear about the low turnout, more happy frame clients though eh? Hopefully see you in Charlotte,

Devin from L'Ecu