The Fatbike Odyssey 2013 went down yesterday in the Cave Creek and Scottsdale area. If you missed out, you missed out. The race was the brain child of Phillip Hantel, and had much help from other volunteers and sponsors. Before I forget, B.P.R wants to give a huge thanks to Phil, all the volunteers, all the sponsors, local and non-local riders, and all the strangers we meet along the way. All the dudes mentioned above make riding bikes what it is...adult foolishness. You all are my friends.
This is the section that I spent 30 minutes typing, deleting re-typing, editing...trying to come up some good stuff for a written race review. Well, if you want to know what goes down at races with Back of the Pack, you just need to show up. Volunteer, race, ride, join the fun, get involved. Or sponsor us and we'll start doing actual race reviews. I'll let the pictures tell the story.
Below are the pictures of B.P.R. Arizona - The Mad Rhino and Spencer. Pictures take by Rhino or Spencer in some form or another. Some take by Phil Hantel or maybe SS Kim, or others. I don't know, I borrowed your photos, sue the BPR NM charter if it's an issue.
|Typical Rhino camera shot...tongue hanging out. Sorry photogs, I suck.|
|Spencer. Pink socks, purple helmet, purple gloves...B.P.R AZ approved.|
|Rhino trying to understand Sturmey Archer|
|Spencer tying to under Sturmey Archer|
|Spencer NOT understanding Sturmey Archer|
|Budlight hand ups|
|Spencer getting ready to drop into the chute|
|sweet boulder area|
|Rhino finally makes it to the first aid station, champion archer.|
|Spencer could kill for his food|
|irritated after return to the aid station|
|Gatoraid Margaritas solves all problems|
|Feeling GOOD. Happily fueled with cookies, pretzels, cupcakes, beer, and Tequila ...before the long 3 mile climb out of the wash to the top of the mountain.|
|Feelin' Alright at the top of the hill|
|Spencer screaming like a girl with leg cramps|
Big thanks to Flat Tire Bike Shop and Sunday Cycles Bike Shop for donating swag, food, fuel and liquor. Stop into your local bike shop and support them. Shop local dudes.
|Finish line. Spencer did win the sprint to the finish, but Rhino out drank him.|
|Fathead - this dog rocked.|
|Single Speed Fatbike prize|
|Cyclops Ocular hydration. Who knew?|