Season Gets off to Hot Start
All the anxious wating is over. The training has been done, the diets followed, the bikes and lighting systems tuned. Now the game is on and now it's time to learn the truth - be it wonderful or awful. But with six races in a series that stretches all the way to the Moab finale in October, there is still plenty of time for adjustments.
With a new series sponsor, Suzuki Automotive, racers have much to look forward to, with post-race pasta parties arguably top of the list. Ben Hilverda of Suzuki Automotive turned up to wish the riders well on their season-long quest.
One thing riders at Vail Lake might not have trained for is the heat. With temperatures soaring into the 90s early reports tended to be variations of "it's pretty warm out there." And reports about the tweaked course were favorable.