Time for the Test!
Squamish, British Columbia
It's that time of year again.....June is test time!
Every year in mid-June I make my way to Squamish BC, for one of the greastest single day mountain bike races out there, The Test of Metal. Running almost 30 years now, I have been riding "The Test" as it is commonly referred to, for 7 years. No matter what my riding schedule, no matter what my fitness, it is a fixed date for me. The Test of Metal is such an awesome atmosphere, and fun course, i just can't pass it up. Even if I weren't to participate I would have to volunteer it's that much fun.
In additiotn to being a fantastically well run event, it has outstanding sponsors and it's a full community event. some sections of the course travel through parts of town, and folks living in those communities make a point of coming out to cheer and celebrate all the racers, not just the Elites, or the local folks they know, but every single person in the race. There are cowbells, stereos blasting, slogans written on the streets in chalk, and sprinklers if it's hot. It is the most incredible atmostphere I've experienced of any race I've entered. And it's a big reason why I go back.
Looking forward to another awesome weekend!