Just how many gnar shredders will be there Thursday? Who will be stoked? BrAHHH? We take a look.
Singlespeed Night is back, with some of the most fearsome riders cin the state vying for the title of King of the Cog. There’s certainly a bit of pride on the line, and even World Champ and Giro winner John O’Hearn has pulled out all the stops. He’s 3-D printed a spacer kit to turn his geared MTB into a single cog SS, which is the rule for the night.
He’ll be hard to bet against after his stage and Fat Bike Night win last week, which moved him further ahead on the WorldTour standings. He’ll be up against the famous “Dr. Pain”, Steve Andriese, Kyle Macdermaid, Bryan Warner, Dave Bucholtz, Kirk Rainney, Cody Sovis, and a number of others this Thursday, with a big haul on the line. With it worth doing points, the gaps are very important insurance should a rider suffer an off day at the Tour Competition in July.
It’ll also be game on for Junior SOL after last week’s recon. We’re still looking for a few volunteers to help ride the course with the riders, as well as a lead, sweep and middle rider for miniSOL. Hagerty Cycling has stepped up big to help the #YOUTHS, so thank you DEWDs and DEWDETTEs for keeping the kids smiling and safe.
Expect to see a new mix of riders at the front Thursday night, including Hagerty’s Garrett Jenema. The Junior rider was mixing it up with the front group, with only a mechanical taking him out of the action. Jenema’s teammate, Ryan Miller, was only seconds away from making the early selection as well, and with many of the fast riders spinning out around 19-20mph, he may find himself in touch and dangerous over the Power Section.
Speed of Light leaves Bunker Hill at 6:45, with #YOUTHS encouraged to be a bit early the next week or two so they can get instructions.