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?
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......