Sunday, June 7, 2009 -- Mc Gaheysville, VA / Massanutten Resort
Massanutten Hoo-Ha! - WVMBA Ultra Series #1
Story by Jeremiah Bishop of Team Monavie-Cannondale, 2009 Winner of the Hoo-Ha!
The Hoo Ha is all grown up, at 21 years old, not only was there beer, but a higher level of production than I usually see at this festival cowboy style race. There were huge white tents, concessions being sold by the mtb club, and over $17,000 raised by Team IMBA. Congratulations, we did it! I was lucky enough to have a great race. I was able to stay out of trouble and put together a strong and smooth ride to pull together a winning performance.
Over pre-race breakfast, Dave (14th in his first national pro XC race) managed to predict the top-5 exactly. Colt managed to get 12 hours of sleep AND get amazing video coverage while staying at our house for the weekend. Kenny and George at Massanutten have a heck of a lot of clean up.
Sue Haywood is back in black and won the super D by a rumored 6 minutes, and won the XXC! The racecourse was amazing, technical, gnarly backcountry type racing that I wish there was more of.
Having a great event like this nearby really makes me wish there were more races right here in Harrisonburg because we sure do put on a good show! Josh enjoyed hanging out with the Red Bull and Golden Bike girls, Ryan Fawley gave Vincent a run for the gold bike, but alas..
The scene was great, and the ride was awesome.
Check out the videos on my new favorite website, cyclingdirt.com. Sorry, Fred Dreir. Ha ha ha...
About Jeremiah Bishop: He's the 2008 USA National Champion - Short Track & Marathon Mountain Bike. On seven occasions, Jeremiah has lead the US National Team, producing the team's highest achievement of the competition, including his gold medal winning performance in the 2003 Pan American Games and his eighth place finish at the 2006 World Championships, which remains the highest placing of any US male at World Championships in over 12 years. Read more on his site.