Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Colorado Banshee In New Mexico

Angel Fire NM hosted the season opener DH race for the third stop on the MSC series. Monday morning we woke up to snow all the way down to the parking lot. The muddy conditions made for interesting practice. Thankfully mother nature turned in favor for racing and by Monday morning the course was ready to rip. Team Dead Bros Banshee had two racers, Rachel Bauer and Linden Carlson, competing in the dh races. This was Rachel's first pro women's dh race and she killed the course. With a strong sixth place finish, Rachel put a dent in the standings. Linden finished... somewhere in the pack. His single speed Scream's drive train blew up 2/3rd the way down the course. "I learned running single speed is not for dh bikes" Linden told us at the end. The CO Banshee crew will continue killin' it on our bikes cause we love our bikes!

Linden Carlson rollin' hard through the nasty rock gardens.

High flying Rachel Bauer cruising fast to a sixth place finish in her first Pro DH race.