After a weekend of treachery, suffering, great food, mathematical computations beyond our abilities, and the best riding in Williams, the Trolls have proven their worth, much to the surprise of the goats and even themselves, as the most diversely talented beasts in the mountain biking universe. Competitions were close, heated, and not without controversy, but after calculations were checked and re-checked the normalized scores for our three heroic teams were as follows:
Trolls: 22 points
Goats: 21.27 points
Martians: 0 points
Total points tabulations, however, put the goats on top with an astonishing lead of 76 points to 44 points. Individual competitions were fierce, with Pepe le Troll being the only competitor to take a double stage win. He won the DH and the dab'l'doya hill climb. Heinchez took the UH, and I reigned in the Kamikaze and took away a surprise two bonus points in the X-treme headstand competition. Valiant performances were also had by Fast as F___ Fields, Potter, Bleeder Butel, and Otter Face.
Thanks to all riders for making the first Tri-Cities Showdown a great success! Here are some pictures.