Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bikes and Beers

Quickly becoming a "classic event in Bend...
Now in it's 3rd year, (I believe) the Blitz to the Barrel race is one of the raddest races in Bend, yet alone in the USA. I have yet to partake, always have other commitments, but the talent is some of the best around. Local boys Craig, Trebon, Wicks, Sheppard, and Decker as well as some Super D studs from other parts of the country come out to see who can race down Tiddlewinks (a sweet trail), Storm King, across a golf course (yep you heard me right a golf course...with many large drop-offs, and finishing at a Brewery to pound a pint of beer. Ahhh, I'm getting tired just writing this while thinking about that.

 Adam Craig won last year's event followed by Sheppard, Decker and Trebon. The most impressive statistic of the event in my mind was how Trebon polished off his the whole video and you'll see what I mean.

Adam Craig getting some big air
photo by Brad Cockman

This year's race was once again won by none other than Adam Craig. With his descending skills and endurance he is one of the premier riders in the world. Let's hope that he can make the 2012 Olympic team again. The rider known as "Wick-Nasty (aka: Barry Wicks) finished 2nd. He continues to have one of his best seasons to date. Trebon rounded out the podium with a 3rd place finish. Not sure how he did with the pint glass this year.

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