Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 3rd

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday's Missoula Rumble - Katie Houck photos

MSU and UM put on a fabulous weekend of collegiate racing. Each race had a true Montana feel. Hills and beautiful scenery were the name of the game. Once again I'm amazed at how cool Collegiate Cycling is. 95+ racers from all over the northwest came to Bozeman and Missoula to race. What pushed them to leave their northwest homes and travel 8+ hours?

The Team.

Collegiate Cycling is all about the team. If you've never spectated a collegiate cycling event....think high school track and field. People are sticking around to cheer for their teammates. There's the "token" couple on each team, the team captain herding cats, and the goofy team clown. It made me miss my collegiate days. I wanted to give a compliment to the University of Washington Cycling Team. They had huge numbers this weekend in Montana. Their killing the overall omnium and they all have great attitudes. Also, big shout out to Scott Lipp. I got to follow him in the wheel car for most of the race. He couldn't respond to the early attack, but slowly but surely he dropped every rider he was with. He chased alone in 3rd place for 45 minutes. It was and impressive showing of grit and determination.

Without TTTT today I'm lost......


jrad said...

Holla to Scott Lipp who also captained a TTT team on Sat that handed UW their first defeat of the season!

Shaun Radley said...

I'm with jrad. Congrats to MSU TTT.

Scott Lipp said...

umm i've been doing TTT's all spring and haven't gotten within 2 min. of UW until this weekend..pretty sure it wasn't the guy barely hanging on to the wheel that was responsible for that one..

oh and shaun i got a few ideas brewing for a unique montana bike "event", i might have to pass them off to you sometime