Saturday, February 7, 2009

24th Legendary Banked Slalom: Finals Set

Saturday was a sunny one here at Mt. Baker. Friday's snow passed through and we were treated to clear mountain views in every direction. The course was quick, if a bit icy. The riders who could stay on course put up some fast times, but more than a couple cartwheeled past gates. One victim was Blair Habenicht, who fell twice and missed a gate on Friday. He made the most of his Saturday run, qualifying 8th in Pro Men. He'll be back Sunday looking for his first gold duct tape since winning young amateurs in 2001. They're really quick posting the results over at the website, so check it out if you want to see who's where for Sunday's final. I'll let the pictures I took do the rest of the talking.

Classic view from the start shack

Turn 1: No looking back

The course snakes off down the mountain

Check your time and hope it holds up

Then it's off to the parking lot for salmon and beer by the fire

I also got a chance to demo a Burton Supermodel X with Triad EST bindings today, so I'll have that review up later. Check back tomorrow when I'll have all the pictures from the finals and the names of the winners.

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