Dead Dog Classic, June 23, 2012
Had a wonderful time covering the annual Dead Dog Classic road race starting in the town of Albany west of Laramie. Men and women competed in three different distance races. The longest race is a trek over Snowy Range Pass which is one of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen. Groups of riders would take off from the start line in 10-minute intervals. I’ve covered this race several times now and still have yet to see a dead dog.
Travis Caldwell rides by Medicine Bow Peak observation point while climbing in elevation along Snowy Range Pass while competing in the Dead Dog Classic.
Thomas Troutman with the Civil Air Patrol hands a bottle of water to cyclist Michael McMahon at a feed station during the Dead Dog Classic.
A men's group awaits the start of their race on Hwy. 11 at the Albany Trailhead during the Dead Dog Classic.
Rip Mobus heads toward a feed station on an upward climb toward Snowy Range Pass during the Dead Dog Classic.
Adam Looney and Brian Firle ride close together while making their way across Snowy Range Pass during the Dead Dog Classic.