Well, I think its safe to say that the second moon rocks event was a shining success. We had folks fly in from Arizona, California, and Washington state as well as a British Canadian drive down from Vancouver Island in a van he restored the week before. Plenty of locals showed up as well, from Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder and Durango, Co.
Even though the weather report the night before was for rain in the morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon, we set the sections hard. As it turned out, the sky was more cooperative than we first imagined, and it stayed dry for the sport/beginner riders (two of whom were on single speed mountain bikes with….. wait for it…. seats!), and only rained for a short period during the pro/expert riders in the afternoon. The rock was pretty wet and muddy though, and at least one rider was sent tumbling into the creek.
After the comp most of the riders went back to robbies house for well earned pizza and relaxation. Relaxation was hard to find, however, and the spools and pallet stacks (big red included) were pulled out for some after comp riding. As often happens, lines got really creative, people built off each others flow and before we knew it people were dropping off the big stack brakeless, neil was bunnyhopping the 4′ stack and spectators were heckling like mad from the sidelines.
As the night progressed, the trials bikes got put away, the flood lights came out and we started the newest moon rocks tradition: $1 buy in 16″ bmx trials comp. This also got out of hand quickly and Aran ended up dropping the big stack from rear wheel on the tiny kids bike, robbie was doing handlebar height sidehops and Ryder was 360 off the spool. Needless to say, this will be part of our next event as well.
Thanks to everybody who came out and helped setup, for our volunteer checkers (Tiana and Britanny) and to everyone who traveled to the comp. All things considered, I think it went off great and I can’t wait for next years comp!
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