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FIRE WORK

Kelly pulls down a nice 2nd at the Fire Cracker 50.

With little to no water in the state of Colorado this year, most of our 4th of July fireworks shows did not happen.  Dusty trails, rivers at record lows and fires breaking out everywhere all things considered, it was a good call.

However, one fire works show did go off in Breckenridge….the Fire Cracker 50, which is held, yes on the 4th of July.  Two laps of a 25 mile course, with much of the racing taking place at 10,000 feet of altitude or more.  That will make you see stars for sure.

Our action hero Pro Mountain Bike racer Kelly Boniface has featured on the podium for the past 3-4 years.  8th, 5th, 3rd…and this year a 2nd! She’s moving up the steps of the boxes nicely.  I had the chance to talk to Kelly on Wednesday just after she had put the bike in the car and was headed off to a week long family vacation and mid-season break off the bike.  She was super up-beat and for the most part her race went to plan.  Follow Gretchen Reeves and be there in the end.  Well, she managed that and if it had not been for a flat tire fix and a cart-wheel crash down the Flume, she might have just got that top step.

Super stoked for Kelly….que the Katy Perry.

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