Monday, August 30, 2010

2010 RTL - Priest Recap/Pics

So, the 2010 Round the Lake - Priest went off without any major hitches.  A bent wheel, a broken pedal, broken spokes and some scraps and bruises were the worst of it.  2 mechanical issues did prevent 2 riders from completing the ride.  First, let me say thanks to all that participated, through your efforts we tallied $190 toward Team Laughing Dog's goal to Ride Across America next June to raise money for autism research.

Second, let me give a quick shout out to the volunteers that made this event what it was:
  • Jane, for manning the lunch stop and for keeping me on schedule and organized...I really couldn't do it without her
  • Larry, for his help flagging the trails and making the map
  • Betty (my mom), for manning the rest stop and providing the delicious baked goodies
  • Mark, for volunteering most of his afternoon to driving the SAG wagon and making sure everyone was doing OK on the final leg
The primary route around both Upper and Lower Priest Lakes included 5 trails (totally 35 miles) and 45 miles of road riding for a total accumulated elevation gain of over 6,000 feet for the day!  6 riders did the primary route while others did some variation that included a little more road riding and cutting out the Woodrat trail...and lots of climbing.  In the end, no matter the route taken, everyone completed the task of riding around both lakes.

This was not a race, but for those of you interested, Jake Ostman lead all riders with a time of 8 hours!!  Amazing, considering he did all 5 trails on the route and had 10 broken spokes.  Good job Jake, but next year we are testing before the ride.  Suzanne Pattinson lead the ladies with a time of 8 1/2 hours and did 4 of the 5 trails.

riders ready, at Beaver Creek
Matt and Keith
coming into the rest stop for baked goods
getting ready for the big climb
mountain bike pace line
Remember, "One Lake is Good, Two is Better." See you on the trails.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Brian for such a memorable day! I wouldn't change a thing. Everything was perfect.

Anonymous said...

It was a perfect day for a ride. Thanks for the great lunch and snacks. Cheers!