Expert racers make their way back from looping around the silt butte in the background.
Despite the winds and dust, the high desert singletrack was quite lush and fun to ride.
Sport racer Evan Lake pushes through the strong headwinds across this open section of double track.
Zack Meselee endures the long climb up the south side of Horse Mountain.
Karissa Keltner is stoked Palisades mtn bike racing.
Expert singlespeeder Courtney Gregory was one of the few who tried riding through the creek, and he almost made it!
First place singlespeeder Jeff Hemperly tests the bouyancy of his 29'er at the Cottonwood Creek crossing.
Expert racer Josh Pearson grinds his way up to some nice Grand Valley views
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