Saturday, January 26, 2008
Fat Tire Awards Banquet
After a brisk 40 miles morning ride with Randy Cartwright and Dan Gierer the family headed to The Resort at Port Arrowhead for the Midwest Fat Tire Awards Banquet. 2 1/2 hours later were arrived and checked in. After another what seems liked 2 1/2 hours, Carolynn was finished with her hair and we finally headed to the banquet room....
First up was a fine dinner followed by the awards and some swag from series sponsors Maxxis Tires, Chamois Butt'r and Hammer Gel. Heather Jordan ran the show for the last time as she is stepping down as Chairman and Barbie Miller is taking over to run the Fat Tire series for 2008 and 2009. Barbie will be joined by Todd Fridley, Kevin Carder and Andy Schuette as the Midwest Fat Tire Committee. Expect good things from these guys in 2008.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Both Christopher and Carolynn won their divisions. Christopher won the Kids 12 under division and Carolynn won the Beginner Women's title. As an added bonus our team also won the Team Award. This makes the 3rd year in a row that Cow Town has won. This year team was made up of Carolynn, Christopher, Damian Almanza and myself. I accepted the award on behalf of the team. At least I took home at least one 1st place award :-)
The big surprise of the night was when they announced the Sport's Woman of the Year award. I was actually shocked when they announced the winner as Carolynn Locke. People voted for her because she is always so positive and happy. And why wouldn't she be, she is married to me :-)