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Here at Sol we have had an adventurous and splendid end of spring and start of the summer. Here are a few posts on what our riders have been up to, and what you can do in Colorado in the spring to get out and #paddlewithsol!
Every Spring for the five weeks leading up to the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, CO is an amazing race circuit to warm up for the season. Every Tuesday the Vail Recreation District puts on a whitewater race through the town of vail on Gore Creek. The first four races are traditional SUP Cross races, think BMX or Motocross on the river with four riders racing and first to the bottom wins, with the last race being a 2.5 mile down river time trial. Our rider Chris Johnson completed the series of five races, while our rider Logan Opsahl completed three of them. Logan crushed his three races earning a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place podiums. Chris nailed a 1st place podium, two 4th place, a DQ (first in the consolation race), and 6th in the time trial. Each race earns you points for the overall Champions title. With Logans excellent showing he earned 2nd overall racing only three times! Chris was just consistent enough to earn himself 1st overall! Congratulations to these two stand up (pun intended) athletes on their wonderful performance this spring! . Visit Alpine Quest Sports for the very best paddle knowledge in the area!