The Westside Invite was hosted in Seattle this year, and everyone had a fun and/or drunken weekend experience at an event that has become an important part of cycling on the West Coast. This was it’s 9th year, all prior years taking place in Portland, OR. I think when the folks from Portland came up and saw a Seattle twist to an event that they brought up from a wee seedling, it put some fire back into it for them. The forum to discuss next year’s WSI took place today, with interest coming from Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and LA. We’ll see who hosts it for the 10th year.
As for the winners of the events: Please bear with me, as I am pulling from memory. These are not the “official results”, but they will be posted as soon as I get them.
Mens: Craig Etheridge (Seattle)
Women’s: Claude (Montreal)
King and Queen of Track:
Men’s: Daniel “Diamond D” (Seattle)
Women’s: Sarah (Vancouver)
Emerald Sprints winner:
The winner of Friday’s “Core Whore” race was Stacy, and she brought home the custom painted and etched wheels. Esra was right behind and won the front Aerospoke (pink, no less) Way to go ladies!
Here is the bracket from the Emerald Sprints/Throne of Bone “Pedal to the Metal” event. Big thanks to the ToB dudes for working with us, it was one of the highlights from my weekend for sure. Next time I think that the Josh and Billy should sprint while playing. Just sayin…
As for the ladies:
In the final head to head match, RaeAnne took first with a 20.37, with Mackenzie right behind at 21.62!