Check out the stories on VeloNews and Cycling News, then hop over to Cyclepix to check out some awesome race photos by Ron Richardson and purchase a few for posterity!
And the Oktoberfest Grand Champions are ....
First Place: Jafer Beizer (Kudzu.com U23 Team) rode to a strong finish in the 8 Hour Endurance Race, and had podium finishes in both Time Trials and the Beast.
Second Place: Michael Nixon (SoBe/Cannondale) decided on the spot on Thursday to compete in every event, had a podium finish in the Time Trials and finished first overall in the Beast.
Third Place: Chris Baker (Bicycle Sport/Shannon Ridge Winery) rode toe-to-toe with guys half his age and competed in every event with strong finishes.
Get the Official Results at Buttar.com! And check out the story on our NMBO website: NMBO 2008
They say a photo is worth 1000 words...and since it's been so crazy catching up since the NMBO race, I figured we might be able to get by with a photo journal for this one. So, while I was attempting to upload 25 or so photos I realized it was nuts!! I opened a Kodak Gallary account and posted all the photos on there. Here are some of the photos, in no particular order....
Find the rest of the photos that Terri had on her camera at this link: Click here
One thing for sure is I wanted to thank our generous sponsors and volunteers for making this event such a huge success. We've received tons of emails thanking us and telling us how well organized the event was and that is was above and beyond much of what they have attended. We could not have done this without our sponsors and volunteers!
(Click here for the NMBO Sponosrs links below - in no particular order)
Cool Breeze Cyclery
The Egg at Davidson
Organic Systems, Lcc
The Right Words
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
The Bicycle Sport
Some of the photos:
Pua - QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN
Nat Ross, Jeramiah Bishop, Harlan Price, and me - Nat won King of the Mountain
Paramedics on call - not much work for them to do this weekend.
Me getting a good luck smooch.
Bike Rumor interview with the pros
A fan with an old school shirt he wore just for the event