While Olympia was enduring yet another spring deluge, sun crept through the trees at Ft. Ebey State Park. Shadowed from the nasty March weather by the Olympic mountains to the west, the Cookin in the Kettles race is the high point of the spring racing season; it's longer, technically and physically demanding, scenic, sometimes ridiculously fun, sometimes demoralizing, and for last three years, completely rain and mud-free. Too bad the same couldn't be said for the Sandy Ridge Spring Brake SD, where Lee, Todd, Derik, and Luke (and their bikes) were getting mud-baths.
After the race, we headed over to Port Townsend for some delicious happy hour beer and food and took the scenic way back along Highway 101. What a great weekend of sick racing and good friends!
Beginner Women 30-39
Dani Vergara, 4th
Sport Women 30-39
Erin Roe, 3rd
Courtney Anderson, DNF (mechanical)
Sport Men 30-39
Brian Mitchell, 12th
Edward Vergara, ??? (no time posted)
Sport Men 50+
Dave Snyder, 9th
Mike Scholl, 7th
Ann Mitchell, 2nd, Sport Women 30-39, Karen Metcalfe, 3rd, Sport Women 50+