My photo story of the Vail, Colorado's 2015
GO PRO ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE
Cheers to my private chef, my Ibis bikes, and my GU Energy race fuel. Thank you for your support!!
SO much that goes into a 4-stage event!! Especially when it involves both water and dirt...
4 miles of class 2-3 rapids... always a relief to finish this stage!
I surprised myself and took 1st place in the kayak portion of the race by only 1 second! Jaime Brede finished just behind me! She and I have been competing in this event together for the past few years, having her energy there is always one of the best parts of the weekend.
Year after year, the downhill portion of the course continues to be one my favorite rippers of the season...
This year we were lucky enough to have XTERRA Champion Emma Garrard join us in the challenge! I finished in 2nd place, a few minutes behind Emma in the Mountain bike race.
"The hardest 10k in the country"
No matter how strong you are on your feet, this is always the hardest part of the weekend. Ouch!
To top it all off... a classic time trial up Vail Pass.
This is one of the most exciting race weekends of the year and I'm incredibly passionate about coaching my clients to kick some butt out here with me...
Until next year!