While the promised snow did not come through for the UT State Championships TheChurchofTheBigRing/RealCyclist.com team did in a big way. Tim Az started the day strong with a solid 3rd in the Masters B race, this despite losing a pint of blood from his nose during the race! Next up was Dayna Deuter in the womens Elite race. Dayna was super aggressive all day and raced like a warrior (Like she has all year) and was rewarded with a super close 2nd place. Next up Ali “GoGo” Goulet showed why he has been the holy terror on the USGP circuit by taking a convincing win in the Mens Elite race. The way he is riding Ali has to be a favorite for a win at Nationals in the Masters 35-39 race, dude is on fire. The cross gods smiled on me today and I was able to get the win in the Masters A race as well. Big Ring continues to roll in the 801!
As the season winds down I want to take the time to thank our sponsors. RealCyclist.com has come through in a big way especially for me. My race bike was destroyed at the start of the season and the awesome crew at RealCyclist went to work and got me rolling again on the oh so sweet Santa Cruz Stigmata frame and the total pro parts package. SRAM Red, Easton EC90 Wheels, Bars, and Fork. Total weight 15.5lbs for a 60cm frame! Look Pedals came through big for us and we are all loving the Quartz pedals. Big platform and great mud clearance make for a great cyclocross pedal. Northwave stepped up with shoes and other schwag to help us put out the watts as well. Though they are not a sponsor I would also like to say the Pactimo was really great to work with in supplying our team kits. The design process was very easy and they went above and beyond in delivering the goods on a very truncated schedule. Total pros.
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