Monday, October 3, 2011

2011 Montreal Supercross Racing

After getting home from a week of intense training on Friday evening, I packed the wife and kids into the car early Saturday morning and we all headed to Montreal. While the wife wasn't too keen on watching the Supercross races, my 9-year-old daughter was quite eager to go.  So while my wife stayed at the pool in the hotel with the other two kids, my daughter and I went to the Olympic Stadium to watch a full evening of Freestyle MX, Side-by-Side (Rhino racing), VTT (French for Quad Racers), and of course, Supercross.

It's a blast to watch this kind of entertainment in person. The sounds, the smells, the people, the machines. Here are a few photos:

We arrived early and got to watch the Freestyle MX'ers
warming up. This shit is fucked up. Who in their  right
mind would ever think to attempt such dangerous shit? 
Fun as hell to watch, though!

These are the Side-by-Side racers. Basically Rhino's (two seaters).
Not very fast, these things are made for driving around farm land or
fire roads, not motocross tracks.

The quad racers were much faster and more aggressive. In Montreal, they're called VTT Racing (Vehicule Tout Terrain = All Terrain Vehicle)

Finally got to the fun stuff: the bikes.  Fast and furious!