Yacolt Burn Enduro MUDFEST 2014!!!

This past Saturday was the Yacolt Burn Enduro, also know as the 1st stop of the Cascadia Dirt Cup (CDC) this season. It’s an enduro race series and you can get information on it at their website http://www.cascadiadirtcup.org/  The race went off without a hitch and Mother Nature even through in some nice early summer rain to spice things up for the racers and spectators alike. I decided to keep this post short and sweet and added a gallery with enough images to make up for the lack of words. Everyone had a great time and hopefully you enjoy the race images! Thanks to all the event sponsors and CCMTB for doing a great job with the trails!

Congrats to Alex McGuinnis for the win in Men’s Pro Class!

View race results here: http://media.wix.com/ugd/8f4322_af57b1723db04721a261322703aef470.pdf

Alex McGuinnis for the win!!!
Alex McGuinnis for the win!!!
Race prep row
Race prep row
Riders meeting just before the fun
Riders meeting just before the fun
Someone needs another cup of coffee
Someone needs another cup of coffee
All aboard!!!
All aboard!!!
Off we go!
Off we go!
"Good morning racers, hope you are ready for this tour de mud!" said the SW Washington mountains
“Good morning racers, hope you are ready for this tour de mud!” said the SW Washington mountains
It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll
Wet foliage? Check!
Wet foliage? Check!
Muddy MUDDY trails?   CHECK!
Muddy MUDDY trails? CHECK!
Volunteers at a road crossing on Stage 2 having fun watching the racers book it through the road crossing
Volunteers at a road crossing on Stage 2 having fun watching the racers book it through the road crossing
Last minute Search & Rescue instructions.
Last minute Search & Rescue instructions.
Volunteers at the ready!
Volunteers at the ready!
CDC's gotta be doing something right if the racers are smiling in between stages!
CDC’s gotta be doing something right if the racers are smiling in between stages!
The traverse from Stage 1 to Stage 2 had offered some gorgeous views
The traverse from Stage 1 to Stage 2 had offered some gorgeous views
Party in the woods everyone!
Party in the woods everyone!
3...2...1...GO!
3…2…1…GO!
Start of Stage 2
Start of Stage 2
First part of Stage 2 was tight, wet and windy through the woods
First part of Stage 2 was tight, wet and windy through the woods
Scenery, thrills and a free mud bath! Seriously, what is not to love about this day??!
Scenery, thrills and a free mud bath! Seriously, what is not to love about this day??!
Flying into a redesigned section of Stage 3. Rain or shine is how we roll up here in the PNW!
Flying into a redesigned section of Stage 3. Rain or shine is how we roll up here in the PNW!
He must be sponsored ;)
He must be sponsored 😉
Move over 650B and 29'er wheels! Earth shinguards are the newest fad in mountain biking!!!
Move over 650B and 29’er wheels! Earth shinguards are the newest fad in mountain biking!!!
Blasters line in Stage 3 had all the jumpers in the race showing off their style while having some extra fun on the course
Blasters line in Stage 3 had all the jumpers in the race showing off their style while having some extra fun on the course
I almost got taken out by local celebrity Kyle Thomas!  [DISCLAIMER: No photographers were hurt in the making of this image.]
I almost got taken out by local celebrity Kyle Thomas!
[DISCLAIMER: No photographers were hurt in the making of this image.]
Race steeze
Race steeze
Nikon Sports Photog field trip in the woods!
Nikon Sports Photog field trip in the woods!
Dirt ribbons are for wrapping presents kids!
Dirt ribbons are for wrapping presents kids!
Berm to Berm air time at the bottom of Stage 3!
Berm to Berm air time at the bottom of Stage 3!
Nick...what can I say? He's inspirational. That is all.
Nick…what can I say? He’s inspirational. That is all.
Smiles all around after the end of the last stage.
Smiles all around after the end of the last stage.
Until next time everyone!
Until next time everyone!
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