Another great week at the Lyons Outdoor games has just wrapped up. With something like a dozen or more features, the North Sain Vrain white water park in Lyons never fails to deliver plenty of great boating. There is a feature for virtually any water level. This year I finally raced the South Saint Vrain creek race. It was a lot of fun despite being pretty low. I had only one practice run the day before and then raced on Saturday morning. My race run went pretty smooth. I was holding back trying to be clean, afraid that I wouldn’t remember the run that well after only one practice lap. As it turned out, I remembered it very well and now wish I would have paddled faster. We only got one race run, but next year I look forward to being a little more competitive in the race. Saturday afternoon we did the relay race boatercross. This is always a fun event. We raced in teams of 4. The first person does 20 push ups then sprints with his kayak about 100 + yards to the put in. He races about 1/4 to 1/2 mile down the river, does one upstream gate then ferrys to the opposite eddy to tag a teammate. The next team member repeats the course. First team to get all 4 people done wins. There was some talk amongst the competitors about adding a mandatory beer chug to the race next year. It is sponsored by a brewery after all. The underage racers could do a milk chug instead. Sunday was the freestyle finals and the Jr’s freestyle. Rowan Stuart won the Jr women’s comp in her Mrs. Jed with an impressive 420 point ride, a score that would have won the Pro women’s comp. 4 of the 10 semi finalists in the Pro men division were in Sir Carbon Jeds. Mike Patterson finished 4th after finals. I think Dave Fusilli was 6th. Craig Kleckner and Matt Anger were also in the top 10 but I’m not sure exactly where, nor do I have the results from the race, nor do I know where I finished exactly. I didn’t do a very good job of getting the results for this event. I guess I won’t have a future as a reporter. On the bright side however, Amy killed it with the photo taking and I did manage to get those up here on the site with some commentary from yours truly. Check them out below. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for reading.