Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Kolden Report: Lone Wolf First Annual Cross Country Race. Round five of the Montana Series.

Hello, kids!

If any of you in the Wolf Point or Glasgow area drinks pop in two liter bottles, could you save them for me?

I'm still way behind but plugging away.  As you can see, this event happened in July when Wolf Point hosted a passel of racers.  Here is the report!








Augured in for the weekend.





Entrance.



A closer look.





Pre-race ride.






It's all in the family.  (Fast's)





Pre-race ablutions. 





Where it  begins.





On a mission to....????





Riders leave their bikes at the starting line on stands and hitch a ride back to camp. 






"Official" starting line.





Pre-race meeting.






Not just a young man's sport.






Pre-race rivalry?




Spectator sport.





Race "Official".





Getting ready to ride.





Getting ready to watch.





And they are OFF!  (This was both class A and B racing and I believe the A racers were started first.)





Didn't take long to see why you want to be in the lead!





There was a dust up at the first creek crossing.  I was hoping for minimal injury.






First corner.





UP out out of the creek!





It LOOKS  fun....





But the first hill separates the men from the boys.  Two routes were available...one easier than this.





Sometimes, it didn't go so well.  (Keep in mind, these are the expert riders!)






The alternate route was not as steep.  Even if longer, sometimes it was faster.





And then....the second string takes to the field! 





Moral support?  (Things were pretty relaxed in sister Cindy's pasture, after all.)





Race official taking the "easy" way up the gnarly hill.  (Yes, he's airborne.)





Triple play.





Hello there.





A bit of sage along the pond.






Some had helmet cams to record the fun.

Up Next:  Part two of the Lone Wolf Cross Country.

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