Wednesday, December 7, 2011

World Cup Skiing at Beaver Creek

Apparently there isn't snow in Europe this winter, at least, there isn't enough.
So where ever it was that the World Cup Women's Super G was supposed to be, it got canceled, and rescheduled for today, at Beaver Creek Colorado.
The guys have been racing there throughout the week, but my kids were training all week at Copper.  Except today.  Today was their day off.  So we drove over to Beaver Creek. And *live* and *in person* watched a World Cup Event.
I was excited to see Kiley Staples race.  Tim's company DataXstream is helping to sponsor her this season. (I wrote about his other skier, Megan McJames in an earlier post)
The course looked crazy hard and fast and Kiley finished further back than she'd hoped so she didn't get any World Cup points, but she looked good.
We also got to see Lindsey Vonn race (and win) which was awesome, she's a speed racer doing her thing and she rocks.  The announcers are annoying because they say her name so many times you wonder if they are getting paid. But aside from the announcer ruining it - Lindsey did rock.
AND Julia Mancuso ran too.  Okay, I only started following racing this season for obvious reason, but I think of Julia Mancuso as a technical racer so I was really excited to see that she was racing.  She ran a gorgeous course.  I love Julia.

MLyons and Tiger with Alice McKennis

Lindsey Vonn signing MLyons' helmet
I had taken the little two back to Copper as soon as the race ended.  But Tim stuck around with the kids and they got helmets signed by US racers.  Wicked Cool!  MLyons also got one of Julia Mancuso's cards which she is very proud of.  Julia signed everything "Jules" and Tim got her to sign my helmet too.  Sweet!  MLyons came back with all kinds of signatures.  She had Jules, Vonn, Kiley Staples and Alice McKennis

Kind of an amazing day

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