Sunday, October 12, 2008

O.P.R.A.H. Turkey Time Trial Report

Oprah and I having a few laughs during a ski trip in Aspen last winter.

I've had this idea in my head to run a fun race out in SMH for quite some time. Peter's Mock Grand Prix was certainly an inspiration of how easy a race can be organized and put together. The most important thing, and the Big Ring Racing Team's philosophy is that racing should be fun and anyone can do it. It doesn't matter if you're first or last.

I ran it by Oprah last winter and she was cool with me using her name in our race title.

So many leaves! Lots of raking to be done to get the course ready. Lenny and I raked for nearly four hours on Friday afternoon so that racers could post up their fastest possible times.

Oprah with special guest, Dr. Phil, hosted almost twenty riders on a beautiful Saturday morning on Thanksgiving Weekend for the first annual O.P.R.A.H. Turkey Time Trial.

Nice to have some of the team representing and helping out. Shits and giggles for everyone!


Jonathan

BRR's Dr. Peter

Peter V.

Mike J.

Mario

Sonia

Shawn

Kari

Stuart

Mike B.

BRR's Vegan Vagabond

Thomas

O.P.R.A.H. Turkey Time Trial winner - Scott

Celine

Oprah with the ladies.

Sonia rocking out
Notice anything about most of the photos? Everyone was smiling and having a good time.

Mike even did a little dance.

Big thanks to Lenny for helping me put this thing together and all the hard work getting the trail raked, David for taking some beautiful photos of the race, Peter for bringing in the beers, and everyone for showing up.

David was kind enough to post up all the photos here.

Results:

2 comments:

Misty said...

That is beyond awesome! Some funny shizit! :) Hope you had a great National 4-Day Weekend (as I now call it in the US!)

Jeffrey Drury said...

That is beyond awesome! Some funny shizit! :) Hope you had a great National 4-Day Weekend (as I now call it in the US!)