Masters BARR and Crystal Hill Climb Time Trial

A Saturday out at Crystal Mountain usually means hitting the 'Rex for powder shots along with some quality time down Grubsteak. Not likely in August! Late August is time for the state hillclimb up Crystal Mountain Road. Riders start at the bottom just off Highway 410 and time trial up the 6 mile road faster than most cars make it up the same stretch in the winter time.

Garage riders pulled off some fast times in all fields. Mike Burdo rode to bronze in a closely matched Masters D field; mere seconds separating the top riders. In the Masters A field Flavio Rattazzi pulled a silver medal performance. In the cat 3 field Brian Hitchcock was 4th and both Robert Powell and Kyle Farrell made the top 10 in the 1-2's.

Another congrats to Mike Burdo for winning the 2009 Masters D BARR (Best All 'Round Rider) competition! Mike took gold at the state omnium and state crit, and with podium appearances at the individual time trial in Yakima and this previous weekend at Crystal that sealed the deal.

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