Dry and dusty, rutted and bumpy this race is intended to wet the now voracious appetite of the Oregon Cyclocrosser. A discipline of bicycle racing that little old Portland, Oregon USA has come to lead the World in.
This event out on Sauvies Island was a faster less technical version of the upcoming cyclocross courses. Rooted in Belgium, the old European Kermesses were typically on inner city cobbles in old industrial districts. The more granola Oregon version has more - you guessed it, dirt.
No strangers to the concept, certain likely suspects attacked the course. Greg O'brien finished 13th on the leaders lap - 8th in the Masters' 35years plus Event. In the Master Cs Csaba finished 12th and Fergus 21st in the 40man starter group. I think Dave may have finished 5th and needs to talk to OBRA.
On other teams Alex Accetta got 5th for "Team Beer" in the Master B's. Ryan Smith of Ironclad won the "Men's C's." Kevin Hulick of Gentle Lovers/Vanilla won the Senior Men. Good thing Eric Tonkin was at the Hill-Climb.