It's a two video Tuesday here at the Athletic. Which can only mean one thing. Or two things really - more Trophy Cup Quick Clip action. These have quickly become fun (and funny!) way to show off the Tuesday night racing. And of course Julie's super sweet slo-mo video voice. Sam Smith jams out another one just in time to get you stoked on the racing action. Tonight is the last night of races, but that doesn't mean it's the last quick clip you'll see.
All the Quick Clips in one neat spot: Quick Clips Youtube Player
Join us this Thursday - October 6th - 6pm - 9pm for the annual Portland Trophy Cup Awards Ceremony Extravaganza. We'll have hot dogs and brats and drinks and videos and some awards for the fastest of the fast racers. Just kidding, you're all fast, but they are only doing awards for the top three. Big awards. Fancy awards. Maybe some stockings as well, you never know?
What can we say about these clips that aren't already explained within? The answer is nothing. Dan's beard is in there (apparently he was also the fastest one through that line). Julie's pizza party is in there. What rhymes with pizza you ask? Annalisa. Cold chilling through that first switchback. Then there's Colin cruising over the barriers. Cole and Clint mashing those single speeds. Lots of blue, grey and fluo. That's what these are all about. That and of course the post race pizza party.
Honestly, it's a little bummy that this night is coming to an end so quickly. This it the most fun we've had on a Tuesday night since the sliced bread machine was first made available for home use. There isn't a place we would rather be. The lights, the courses (!!) and of course the fans cheering. Sure, those age old rivalries aren't there this year (does *Breadwinner still have a team??) but we're still out there having a good time.
Check out those two vids and get pumped for the racing. And if you're not in this area to do some racing. Get pumped anyway, run around in circles in your yard carrying your bike. That always does it for us. Then, think about the next time you will be racing. Be it Grinduro or Cross Crusade this weekend, it's all going to be good.
*Just Kiiiiiiiiddddddddiiiiiinnnnng Sean always kills it.