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Scenes from Fountain Hills, Ariz. – The McDowell Meltdown

EDIT: If you’ve come here looking for photos of yourself, I probably have about 100 other shots. Let me know your race number and I’ll see what I can find!

On Jan. 22-23, the MBAA Arizona state championship mountain bike race series got started at McDowell Mountain Regional Park just north of Fountain Hills, Ariz. The park is one of the best outdoor recreation assets in the state, and the weather cooperated to make it a great time for racers and spectators. You can read my recap at Examiner.com or just check out these photos. Find out what you missed – even if you were there!

Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Too fast not to blur a bit
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Racing with a smile.
Adventure Bicycle Company, Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Miguel from Adventure Bicycle Company hangs out at the team tent.
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Racing among the cacti
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Cholla - scourge of the mountain biker
The Junior Men get their race off to a flying start
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Going fast on the Sport Loop
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Stupendous stutter bumps!
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Mean & Green
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Some cats know how to roll in style.
Moment of truth - the results are posted.
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Behind the scenes
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Who will wear one at the end of the action?
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
A fading number on the calf - the mark of a racer.
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
It's not a race without dogs.
Fountain Hills, McDowell Meltdown, 2011, MBAA
Medics - hope you don't need them, but be glad they're there.

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