So a couple of weeks ago, we at Team Seagal Headquarters moistened our panties after reading all about the BC Bike Race, and how mind-blowingly epic it would be to complete.
I've stumbled upon another stage race that is a little shorter, but also much closer, much cheaper, and in an spot that I've wanted to ride for years.
The American Mountain Classic Stage Race
Race Fee: $400 for individuals, $800 for teams (not $2000+) and no license required!
Where: Around Brianhead, UT (no visa or flying needed!)
When: Aug 20-23, 2009
Why: To not be a puh-ssay
More info here
In 2008, first and second place were separated by 5 SECONDS!
I think this race could be MUCH more feasible, but no less memorable for a number of reasons. The climbs and descents promise to have us grimacing like this:
And the constant exposure to the notoriously-intense Utah sun will no-doubt give us sun-burnt lips, and then we'll have to lick our lips like this guy:
State CX Championships this weekend...