Boulder worked flawlessly. There were sections of the course which were frozen off camber ruts that really tested bike handling skills. The following video demonstrates the problem: if you hesitate even for a second and hit the brakes- you fall down. If you commit to the fall line and let the bike roll you stay upright!
Watching the elite riders this weekend, you wouldn't even think there was snow or ice on the ground. Geoff Kabush took the hole shot Saturday and built an impressive lead. I guess that is natural as he is a Canadian. Only Tim Johnson was able to overtake him. In the last half of the race, when all the other competitors looked more or less miserable, Tim Johnson had a big grin on his face. My beer froze while I was watching this race.
On Sunday I had the pleasure of being lapped by Carl Decker (front row start today) and fake Miguel Indurain (where did Kabush find that Banesto kit?!). I love OBRA.