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Dutch Hollow, Midway
(Mountain Bout substitute for Snowbird)
Saturday July 2, 2011

Because Snowbird was still buried under this past winter's heavy snow, the Mountain Bout was moved to the trail system at Dutch Hollow. A fun 7.5-mile loop featured creek dips and twisting tight singletrack in the trees. Fun stuff under sunny skies. UMB had first-place finishes by Darren Stirland, Denmark Jensen, Jay Griffin, and Joel Quinn. Second-place winners were Aaron Johnson and Ian Beaty.

Left:  The race loop started with a mile climb featuring seven creek crossings. Here Richard exits the creek as Bruce begins his move to pass.

Category 9-and-under:

Coleman Cowan sprints up the Cottontail
Trail to start his first lap, finishing with
the 4th place spot in 9-and-under.

Jacey Messer checks for passing room
on the first of her two laps, coming into
the finish line next at 5th place.

Sydney Nielsen pedals through the
Gambel Oak forest on the way to the
 8th place finish in the category.

Category 10-12:  UMB had no 10-12 riders!


Beginner 13-15:  UMB had no Beginner 13-15 riders at Dutch Hollow


Beginner 16-18:   UMB had no Beginner 16-18 riders!


Beginner 19-29:   

Left:   Back with the team for the first time this season,
Darren Stirland fires down Burnt Ridge as he nears
the completion of his lap and a 1st place finish.

Right:   Aaron Johnson tips into the turn to rejoin the
downhill run of the Cottontail Loop trail, nailing the
 2nd place finish in Beginner Men 19-29.

Beginner 30-39:  

Left:   Adam Little splashes through Berkenshaw Creek
as the Beginner Men 30-39 group hustles up the hill.
Adam gets a ribbon with 6th place.

Right:   Hitting the steep spot above a creek crossing,
Christian Burrell grunts upward on the way to the
8th place spot in the category.

Left:   In his first race as a UMB team member, John Marshall 
cranks northbound on Burnt Ridge. Just 1/2 of a downhill
mile to go and the race will end with John in 9th place.

Right:   Jonathan Duncan carves a hard turn to enter the
final downhill flight on the Cottontail Trail, taking the
12th place spot in Beginner Men 30-39.

Beginner 40-plus:

Left:   Adam Reynders tips into a fast
turn on the ridgeline 7 miles into the race,
nailing a podium spot with the 3rd place 
finish in Beginner Men 40-plus.

Right:   In the cool early morning,
Berkenshaw Creek waits for the riders
who'll be splashing through multiple
times on their way uphill.

Beginner Women:  UMB had no Beginner Women riders!


Sport/Expert 13-15:  UMB had no S/E 13-15 riders!




Sport/Expert 16-18:  UMB had no S/E 16-18 riders!


Sport Men 19-29: 

Left:   Ian Beaty sprints through the sage
brush along the Sage Draw trail as he
races to 2nd place in Sport Men 19-29.

Right:   Racers assemble near the start line
as they wait for the 8:30 start of the first
race of the day.

Sport Men 30-34:    

Left:   Ben Hutchings drops off the Barrel
Trail onto Sage Draw on his first lap. Ben
gets a podium spot with his 3rd place  

Right:   The 9-and-under racers sprint
away from the start line to begin two
laps on their short loop.

Sport Men 35-39:    UMB had no Sport Men 35-39 riders!




Sport Men 40-plus:

Chad Horman wrestles the bike around
a tight turn in the brush as he rides to
the 10th place spot in Sport Men 40-plus.

With Timpanogos in the backtround, Dale
 rides across the sage brush flat
to take the 15th place position.

Dave Benson cranks uphill strongly at
the start of his first lap, but can't finish
the race and takes a DNF.

Sport Women:   

Left:   Cat Kalwies speeds through the
creek on her first lap. Despite mechanical
problems requiring a wheel swap, Cat
gets back into the race and grabs 3rd place 
in Sport Women.

Right:  Looking southwest over Midway,
Deer Creek, and Cascade Mountain from
Burnt Ridge on the race course. 

Pro Men:  

Left:   Casey Zaugg stands and fights for
position on the shakeout climb, taking
the 4th place ribbon in the Pro Men

Right:   Post-race debriefing. Jonathan, Adam,
and Christian talk racing with Paul. 

Expert Men 19-29:    UMB had no Expert Men 19-29 riders! (Casey moved to Pro.)


Expert Men 30-39:  UMB had no Expert Men 30-39 riders!


Expert Men 40-plus:  

John Higgins climbs up to Burnt Ridge
in the middle of his second lap, finishing
with 3rd place in Expert Men 40-plus.

Jason Sparks speeds down the ridgeline
toward the final downhill on his 2nd lap,
nailing the 4th place finish.

Mark Messer corners hard into the
Cottonwood downhill on the way to
6th place in the category.

Expert Women:     UMB had no Expert Women riders!





Left:   Denmark Jensen leaves the ridgeline
on the final downhill flight as he takes a
1st place in the Singlespeed category.

Right:  Parking was in a freshly-mowed hay
field about 1/4 mile from the race. A few team
members are hanging out waiting for the
riders in the second race to finish and
report to the team picnic. 

Left:  Richard Ewell descends Burnt Ridge
as he rides two big laps (15 miles and
2300 vertical feet of climbing) to take
4th place in Clydesdale.

Right:   Hard to notice the flowers while
keeping the bike upright and speeding down
the trail. So here's what you missed.
This is Wasatch Penstemmon.

Women 35-plus:

Left:  Sally Reynders sprints from the 
Boneyard climb onto Burnt Ridge as
she races to a podium spot with 3rd place
in Women 35-plus.

Right:  Attention, unattached racers:
Wondering why you should join the
UMB race team? 

Men 50-plus:   
Left:  Jay Griffin cranks uphill on the shakeout
climb, hustling to the head of the Men 50-plus pack
to take the top podium spot with 1st place.

Right:   Paul Zimmerman carves a fast turn in the sagebrush
flat as he grabs two points for the team with a 7th place
finish in the 50-plus category.

Men 57-plus:

Already at the lead, Joel Quinn climbs
out of the creek on the first lap, nailing
1st place
in Men 57-plus.

Bruce Argyle rails a turn onto Cottontail
on his final lap, taking the 5th place
position in the category.

Cranking along the top of Burnt Ridge,
Gene Poncelet races to the 8th place
finish in Men 57-plus.

The UMB team enjoyed a fairly good turnout of racers at Dutch Hollow. Thanks to all who came to this fun race! In the team competition, Mad Dog had more racers and posted more points. They broadened their season lead. With two races to go, it would take a big UMB turnout at both of the remaining races to win the championship. It's do-able, though -- at Five Mile Pass, UMB's margin of victory was around 100 points. See you at Solitude in a couple of weeks!

More pictures:
     Kay Hutchings photos from the race.  Other photos.
     Ian's helmet-cam video:  pending... watch the forum

Left:  Denmark gets a well-earned turn at the top position of the podium.

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