Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BT Bittersweet Downhill & Super-D

We had a great weekend at Skeletal Metal. First the BMX Team flew to Orlando for the final stop of the Dew Tour, the PlayStation Pro. TJ Ellis, Anthony Napolitan, Cam White, and Cory Nastazio all had a good showing. Nate Berkheimer was injured in practice and was not able to participate in the rest of the event.

Meanwhile back in the Las Vegas area we were at the BT Bittersweet Downhill and Super-D put on by Johnson Rock Hard Presents. This was the first annual event in honor of Brent Thomson, one of the original trail blazers at Bootleg Canyon. Brent Thomson passed away of a heart attack earlier this year. He was a great advocate for mountain biking in Southern Nevada.

Skeletal Metal was proud to support the event, and appreciate all of the work that Francine Johnson put in to make the event a success. There were a variety of amatuers and professionals at the event. The courses truely highlighted what makes Bootleg Canyon such a great place to ride.

We honored a racer in both the Super-D and Downhill categories for going hard, even if they didn't make it to the podium. Waylon Smith took home a ReconRing and ReconBracelet gift set to recognize his sprint on foot down the course to get to the top of the speed trap where he made a go for the top speed record for the day on the Super-D course.

Jackie Harmony took home the Skeletal Metal award for Downhill in recognition for setting the fastest course time for women and the second fastest top speed on the course. She was awarded a ReconRing THIN and ReconBracelet THIN gift set.

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