Thursday, August 21, 2008

Iowa Games RR

Last Sunday was the rescheduled Iowa Games Road Race with BikeTech racers Mike Johnson in the midst of the 2 lap starters. A smaller field in Mike's group than past years but a good showing with tandem teams in the mix. Nice to see the race officials - our very own Keith Reynolds (How was Mt. Evans?) and Richard Gilmore - thank you both!

Got this picture of Mike in the main group behind the leaders - looking Good Mike. He had a great race with the legs feeling good after his successful Leadville race the previous week-end.

John, Kat and Rob S., during the warm-up for their 1 lap race.

The one lap field consisted of the solo men and women with about 60+riders total all starting together on the 25 mile course. The course includes a couple of significant downhills and climbs - which was nothing for John in fine form after his successful Leadville 10th the previous Saturday. He set the pace and led the group into the first major climb - Pilot Mound. The field split apart after that with John commanding the lead group of 20 or so all the way to the finish for a 4th place finish overall and Gold in his category. Rob finished 18th overall I believe. Kat was first woman to finish, 25th overall and Gold in her category.

Kat Sporting the heavy metalMike and Amy with Mike's mom, sister and nephews in the background. A great finish by Mike Way to go and Looking Good Sweet Amy!


  1. Kat - great posting and pictures. And what a job racing - FIRST woman overall and certainly your age group win.
    Bring on the Cheq.

  2. Congratulations to all those who crossed the finish line! This course is brutal, so I've heard!

  3. I am thinking that I remember Miss Amy signed up for this race?
    Congratulations guys for the fine finish. One more for the basket eh Kat??