On Saturday, Ari, Buddy and I drove out to beautiful Fruita Colorado so Ari could race in the Mountain States Cup race. Like the Front Range, Western Colorado has seen an incredibly wet spring! We were only there two days, but it was sunny blue sky and warm! Only a 3.5 hour drive from Golden, it is a nice retreat.

Ari = cool, calm, collect before the race!

Rabbit Valley is a super fun place to ride, outside Fruita, Colorado. This was the first race in the Mountain States Cup.

And they're off! Ari went with women ages 15-29.

The wildflowers were very beautiful! Who says the desert is brown?

The view from close to the finish line.

Sarah son, Jordan, who was sporting a single speed and....

...some very nice socks!

Ari pushing though one of the last climbs.

Happy girls on the podium! This third place finish qualified her to race in the National Mountain Bike Championships this July in Granby, Colorado!


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