Jacob Rathe took the field sprint for eighth on his Redline cyclocross bike.
Therapeutic Associates/GENR8′s David Root finishes ahead of Karsten Hagen to take sixth in the men’s race.
Kai Applequist (Team Exergy) takes the win in front of John Browning (Echelon Gran Fondo/ZteaM) in second, Brian Hitchcock (Garage Racing) in third and Lang Reynolds (Hagens Berman) in fourth. Sam Johnson was fifth.
OBRA 2009 BAR winner Chris Swan (Team Oregon) and others also tried to bridge, but nothing worked until John Browning (Echelon Gran Fondo/ZteaM) and Sam Johnson (Hagens Berman) joined the leaders on the second lap, bringing the number of riders in the break to seven.
Echelon Gran Fondo/ZteaM’s Karsten Hagen bridged up to a group of four.
The men’s field kept the break in sight but couldn’t reel it back.
A breakaway in the Men’s Cat 1/2 race rolled away very early in the first lap.
MacKenzie Madison finished second in the women’s race ahead of Jenny Slawta.
OSU’s Leia Tyrrell soloed away from the Women’s Cat 1/2/3 field on the first of two laps.
The Women’s Cat 1/2/3 race was the last group on the course.
Bend’s Austin Boswell may have raced the most miles on the day. He won the one-lap Junior 16-18 race and finished seventh in the two-lap Cat 4 race.
Adam Edgerton won the Cat 3 race, avoiding a crash in the finishing straight.
The chase on one of the few downhills strung out the pack.
A breakaway in the Cat 3 race crests the start/finish hill.
Some of the Veloforma women riders raced with the Cat 3 Men to prepare for upcoming NRC races.
2009 Cross Crusade men’s overall winner Sean Babcock (Team S&M) was testing out his early season road legs in the Cat 3 field.
The Men’s Cat 3 field started in the afternoon.
Chris Dubois wins the men’s Cat 4 race.
Consider the cobwebs officially dusted!
Brad Earl wins the Masters 40+ Open race in front of Daryl Hemenway.
The Masters 40+ open field hit the course in the afternoon.
Jeff Mitchem finishes second in the Masters 50-60+ race with an assist from Lance Coffel. Ivan Meadors won the race.
Ivan Meadors, Lance Coffel and Jeff Mitchem formed the winning break in the Masters 50-60+ race.
A masters group crests the start/finish hill.
The Ironclad women take control of the Women’s Cat 4 & 40-50+ race.
A group of riders from the Cat 5 B race presses the pace toward the end of the one-lap race.
The combined junior field chases a pair of riders dangling just off the front of their one-lap race.
Overcast skies but little, if any, rain greeted riders at the OBRA season opener.