The truth is in the title. "Soldier Hollow" was a cross country ski course designed and raced in the 2002 Olympics. In the spring however its simply grass roads wandering up and across the mountain side. The course was shortened by 1 mile of the ONLY single track involved in the course, leaving 8 miles of hilly grass roads. It was snowing all night and the morning before the race. The rained stopped an hour before the start and the course being all grass was only slightly effected. Anxiety was still high with the riders over the rain. Now that " Twitter" updates are live from the course the races have higher attendance when rain is in the area instead of assuming it's muddy.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Home of the "Sundance Film Festival" this ski resort course is one of the most difficult in the series. Hard enough just to finish, let alone place. With a back drop like something out of " Lord of the Rings" the race starts with at least 20 minutes of climbing at full effort to the top. This is some of the first singl...e track offered is the series and the first out of the deserts and up in the mountains. I led the climb 2/3 of the way up. Catching first at the bottom, starting the second lap. After that I battled inside the top 6 until pulling ahead to secure a hard fought 4th.
I don't care where your from, I don't care what religion, philosophy or movement you follow. What job or career you have. Your political views or environmental stance really don't matter. I don't care if your an animal lover, terrorist or patriot. I don't care if your live in the country or city, desert or woods. I don't care if your a man or a woman, gay, straight, rich or poor. I don't care if your life is hectic or if your handicapped or have children. I don't care what nationality, continent or Island your from. If your a grandma, little nephew, family friend, brother, distant cousin or a orphan. I don't care if your the Pope, pastor, president or homeless. I don't care if your a doctor, murderer, midget or what your future intension are. I really don't care what you feel about me or this message. If you forget it, hate it or even agree. I Really just don't care.... BUT! If your a human YOU NEED TO QUITE DRIVING A CAR FOR EVERY DAMN THING YOU DO!!!!!!!!!