2015 Test of Metal

GSB_Canada-4348-20150620_SquamishOn Saturday, June 20th, the 20th annual Test of Metal was held in Squamish. It is a 67-kilometre course with over 1,200 meters of climbing and 35 kilometers of single-track. The course takes the fastest riders about 2 1/2 hours, average competitors about 4 hours, with the cut-off around 6 hours. Approximately 800 riders started at 11:00 am at Brennan Park – I was able to catch some of the riders at the top of Thunderbird and then at the bottom of Roller Coaster. I raced to the Powerhouse feedzone, but had already missed the fasted group and so headed back to Brennan Park, but missed the fasted group again  – some crazy fast riders.  Squamish riders were well represented, lead by Quinn Moberg who finished second overall – a fantastic result considering the strong field. I’ve posted a bunch of shots (click on this link) – tried to focus on local riders, people I knew, and as many women as I could get – please share the link with as many people as possible. A shout out to the organizers and volunteers that did a fantastic job – it is a world class event that both fun to watch and participate in and has really helped to put Squamish “on the map”.