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More race reports from Sunshine HC and Wheels of Thunder. Check out the “race reports” page. We’ve got a little bit of a lull in racing after this weekend for the next couple weeks, so keep checking in to see how we’re running.

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Ryan’s at Tour of The Gila

Hey all you faithful RM-Izze blog readers, Ryan Hughes is down in Silver City racing the Tour of The Gila. The guy writes great race recaps and he’ll be keeping us posted each day this week after the stages, it’s better than CyclingNews, check it out. His stage 1 recap is up now.

As for me, following a pretty heavy weekend of racing, Deer Trail on Saturday – Primus Mootry on Sunday, plus some questionable Thai food on Sunday night, I awoke Monday morning with flu symptoms. By noon my head was afixed to the bottom of a bucket and I pretty much just left my bed for the first time since Monday about 10 hours ago. As much as I’d like to do the TTT on Sunday, I’m not sure I’ll be recouperated by then. However come Friday if I’m feeling ok, I might have to do the Lookout race on Saturday (never done it as a mass start) and maybe the Rabbit Mtn ITT on Sunday. From the message board it looks like Greg Pent, Boups, and James Sharpe are doing the TTT.

If you’ve been checking the page in earnest and not seeing your race profile up yet, I apologize, I’m uber-slow with this stuff. 

What’s the word with you MTB racers? What’s on the schedule and who’s going where? 

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Primus Mootry crit – And the winner is…

The Boups V-8 motor powered in for the “W” in the mens cat 3 race today! With some excellent teamwork and some sketchy blocking tactics by yours truly, RM-IZZE drove home a well deserved hometown win, with 4 riders placing in the top 10. With the biggest turnout of the season so far, we showed what is shaping up to be a winning 2008 season! Oh, and I heard some spectators still have windburn from the Mcewen-like speeds Ryan wound-up for the 2nd place sprint!

1 Bouplon Aaron Rocky Mounts – Izze Boulder Riders Results
2 Hughes Ryan Rocky Mounts – Izze Louisville Riders Results
5 Sharpe James Rocky Mounts – Izze Broomfield Riders Results
10 Randall Craig Rocky Mounts – Izze Boulder Riders Results
25 Walsweer Chris Rocky Mounts – Izze Denver Riders Results
32 Couch Andrew Rocky Mounts – Izze Longmont Riders Results

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Next up: Deer Creek RR and Primus Mootry crit

On deck for this weekend is the infamously boring (so I hear) Deer Creek RR way out in the boonies. So far the head count for the cat. III’s is: me (Craig), Ryan Hughes, James Sharp, and Grant Clayton. Word on the street is that we are going to pile into James’ Eurovan and tackle I-70 as a crew. With the Gila coming up, Ryan has heeded the team’s advice to pile on the racing in preparation, so I’m certain he’ll be duking it out on Sunday in the Primus Mootry crit. I’ll be day-to-day on that one, although with races this close to home, do I really have an excuse? I didn’t live in Durango for four years where the road racing is comprised of exactly two events, the Fort Lewis collegiate weekend and the Ironhorse, to not race now! Beyond that it’s usually a 5-hour drive minimum to get your racin’ on, so needless to say, having an active racing career involved mucho gas money and gas station snacks. Not cool. Living back in Boulder now has been amazing for the sheer amount of racing that can be done within an hour or less drive. I’m amped!

Check out Ryan’s Colorado Springs race report from this past weekend and if you haven’t already, get me your racer profile and headshot and I’ll add it to the blog.

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