Grasshopper FinaleJan Heine
This weekend was the finale of the Grasshopper Adventure Series: The Six Sigma Hopper included some Class IV gravel with five creek crossings as well as “pavement pocketed with wheel-enveloping potholes.”
That’s Laura King’s (right) assessment of the course, but it didn’t hold her back. She came second in the Pro women’s race…
…while her husband Ted (left) also made the podium, placing third in the men’s pro race. Both were rolling on Rene Herse 700Cx38 mm Barlow Pass tires. Ian Lopez of the Mazda Lauf Factory team came second in the men’s. The series finale brought out a field of top pro racers: The men’s race won by Pete Stetina and the women’s by Flavia Oliveira Parks.
Overall honors for the entire series went to Brennan Wertz. Brennan ran Rene Herse 700C x 44 mm Snoqualmie Pass Endurance tires last weekend. Congratulations to the podium finishers and all who entered these fun and beautiful races!