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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wicks Wins Windy Mountain Bike Season Opener

The mountain bike season has begun.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Wicknasty Wins Again

Living up to his nickname, "Wicknasty," Barry Wicks wins again.

Barry Wicks, longtime pro mountain biker, cyclocross racer (who won SSCX worlds in 2009, see above) and all around nice guy has been a Bend resident for barely a month and he’s already posted a “W” for Central Oregon.

Wicks won the Echo Red 2 Red, a blustery 28-mile mountain bike race that served as the Oregon XC Series opener on Saturday. The Kona rider rode alone over the rolling plains of Eastern Oregon, covering the course in 2 hours, 10 minutes. Bend’s Brig Brandt (Silverado/Sunnyside Sports) slotted in at fourth just over seven minutes back from Wicks. And, as a further sign of things to come, both of the pro riders were astride full suspension 29ers.

Portland’s Beth Ann Orton (Team S&M) won the women’s overall with a time of 2 hours, 44 minutes, while Bend’s Alice Drobna (Webcyclery) followed in second place just over three minutes behind the S&M rider. Laura Winberry (Upper Echelon Fitness) gave Bend another podium finish after she rode into fifth place overall in 2 hours, 54 minutes. A number of Central Oregon mountain bike racers made the four-hour trek to the tiny town of Echo, located eight miles south of Hermiston. Other Bend category winners include Andrew Sargent and Bruce Rogers (28-mile course); Don Leet, Larry Moulton and Kelsey Garbutt (22-mile course) and juniors Lance Haidet, Birky Donovan and Will Reinking (14-mile course).

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