" Rock The Canyons " is held at yet another 2002 Winter Olympic venue, The Canyons ski resort. This race is the finals of a 13 race series starting in March in the southern Utah deserts and retreating to the alpine ski resorts for the summer. They count 11 of 13 races for the overall series. It's a serious commitment to compete for the " overall" title. I hoped to have won one more race before the series was over for the year. This days event racers where battling to secure " overall " positions as well. In the series I was too deep into second overall to catch 1st and to far ahead of 3rd to be caught myself. It's funny as I spent most of the race thinking I was in first. They combined more age groups than normal and changed the course dramatically right before the start. Ensure only the locals would be familiar with the course. I got the whole shot to the single track and held it until the first big fire road. Slipping to 3rd before the single track started again. By that time we where catching other age groups and in the confusion I thought I was in first, just to finish second to the series leader Kevin Moffit. I'm fairly happy with this season. The biggest stumbling block being the " getto" tubeless issues ( not worth it) that kept me from being at least a threat to first overall.
Steve Tilford Eulogy
6 months ago