Thursday, August 23, 2012

US Pro Challenge

Independence Pass is an incredible place to watch the US Pro Cycling Challenge.  Yesterday, Patio and I parked a vehicle above Twin Lakes and rode our bikes to the top of Independence Pass.  What a scene. One guy had a full sound system and there was a raging dance party going on.  The Honey Stinger guy has some nice moves.  The whole party was reminiscent of a Beach Saturday in April.  I am fairly certain I have seen that Elvis at The Basin.

The race itself was quite impressive.  Tom Danielson looked great going over the top leading TeeJay and the other big guns by 2 or 3 minutes.  I was happy to see him win.  The peloton sure scared him at the end.  He deserved the win.  I highly recommend going to one of the races.  Watching the event on TV is great and I do it each night, but being there is a whole new world.


Anonymous said...

Right on! Way to represent A-basin at the Pro Cycle Challenge! Get them to come over Loveland next year- then you will really see a beach party at the Basin!

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

I am with you on Loveland Pass. It would be the coolest, rowdiest stage of all.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Can you image the scene at The Basin if the US Pro Challenge went by?

Scott said...

Hey Alan-

Unrelated question, but thought this might be the best way to ask? Will A-Basin be selling 4-packs at any of the Ski shows? Price?


Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Yes, 4-packs for sale at Sniagrab for $139.

Bumpy said...

Good to see you and Pat on Indy pass. After the crowds on swam last year, a summit finish on Loveland pass would be insane. Imagine last chance parking lot filled with race team and tv vehicles !

Anonymous said...

Indeed. That Elvis has been to the Basin more than a few times. Built 3 hours before the Swan Mtn stage last year the costume needs an upgrade.

I look like I'm about to puke on my shoes in that shot, but I'm gearing up for a patented Elvis karate kick.

Saw you up there Alan with the Pug Ryan crew. See you this winter.

Lobby hard for a Loveland Pass stage in 2013. Right out the back door!