A great Montana bike racing tradition is coming this weekend. Bohart Bash, put on by the GAS Cycling Team is a can't miss event. Road racers, cross racers, runners....no one should miss this race. Beer, band, and a killer course all the beautiful backdrop of the Bridger Mountain Range. This weekend's event should not only be fun but provide us with some epic battles. Montana racers have been riding wild this summer. The perennial mountain man Bill Martin has been grabbing results since March. Also, John Curry and Ben Parsons have been showing their form at recent regional and national races. Don't forget about Clint Muhlfeld who just nabbed third at the Cascade Creampuff. Throw in Frank who won the first MT series, and consistent performers Alex Lussier and Joe Chalmers. Don't get out wild cards like Doug Dale Schryock and Matt Butterfield. It's sure to be a great race. I can't remember if it's the state championship, but it might as well be because Montana's finest will be in full effect. I've heard rumors of Parsons showing up but I don't know for sure. Could anyone confirm?
Who's MT Cross's pick??
I'm going with John Curry. He's riding great, and I feel like he reached another level with his placings at Deer Valley. He's a never say die guy, and the most consistent performer in Montana cycling. However, don't be surprised if Clint "The Lung" or Dale comes in and wins by 3 minutes. The course doesn't have long enough climbs for Parsons, or Butterfield. Look for your cyclocross stars to round out the top 5; Frank, Lussier, Dale, Martin. I've only done Bohart once but the short steep ups and downs favor the power riders. It's kind of like picking the Tour de France these days (Schumacher in the TT, are you kidding me??). Here's my top 10.
1. John Curry
Hope to see everyone out on Saturday!