Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Nikita at Dew Tour: Breckenridge

Kara Rennie and the Nikita Crew at Dew

Jan 3, 2011

Author: Kara Rennie

The week started grey and cold for the first stop of Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado, but once the first couple days of practice were over it turned to blue skies and OQ day was perfect. The course was big, 4 jumps and 3 sets of rail options. A bunch of ladies got broke off or dropped out, but it was survival of the fittest, and 10 ladies moved on from OQ to Prelims, where they battled the snow storm.
Nikita girls were as follows: Jordie Karlinski, Maribeth Swetkoff-Kramer, Madison Blackley, and moi, Kara Rennie.
We had a ton of fun riding together and eating greasy food in the packed lodge, it was definitely a good experience.
Madison Blackley at Dew
Madison Blackley front lip (finished 10th place)

Jordie Karlinski at Dew, Breckenridge
Jordie Karlinski Back 3 (finished 6th place)
Nikita riders at Dew, Breckenridge
(From left): Maribeth Swetkoff-Kramer, Madison Blackley, Jordie Karlinski, Kara Rennie. Photo by Travis McLain