11 June 2010  |  Race Reports

Teva Mountain Games: Race Report

Last weekend Dusty and I headed up to Vail for the Teva Mountain Games.  The course was tough- lots of climbing and freshly-cut singletrack downhills made for not much recovery.  Nothing like racing at 8,500 feet to make you feel slow.  I got out in front early and rode steady for the rest of the race.  By the end of the first lap, I had a small gap of about 15 seconds, but I was able to stretch it out over the next two laps to finish with a 2:30 gap on Katie who finished second.

After the race I was worked and pretty dehydrated too- it was hotter than I was expecting up there.  I decided to bail on racing the TT the next day, and we headed back to Fort Collins Saturday night.  Kris and Barry also bailed on 8,500 feet and instead stayed at our place.  Sunday morning we got up and headed to Lucile’s for a delicious breakfast before heading out on a MTB ride.

No-bake apple tart

We decided to have a little BBQ Sunday night, so I got a chance to test out a new quick dessert that I had stumbled across online: a no-bake apple tart.  (OK, at this point Dusty would say that I have gone on a “tart bender,” and maybe I have…who doesn’t like tarts?)

The crust is simply ground up pecans and dates, and the filling is apple slices sauteed with a little agave nectar, cinnamon, cloves and raisins.  It was good and super fast,  but I think I need to tinker with it a bit to make it excellent.


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