Great to see that you all had a good time.
I'd like to give HUGE thanks to Jeff Ursoy, Jeremy Hutchins, and Mike Resch for being the supermax showdown saviours this year. We had an abundance of technical difficulties and had to figure out last minute gradient changes, exploding pipe fixes, and electrical connection problems. These 3 guys made it happen, and without them I probably would have given up canceled the race, and just randomly given out the prizes. So thanks guys! You rock. 12 Pack engineering will be huddling up in the garage to figure out some fixes for next year to make things go smoother. While it may be mildly entertaining to watch the foamie race blow up, its certainly not one of my scheduled events.
Also, please take a minute to send a note to any or all of our sponsors to say thank you. There is a link on the bailey fest website with all the sponsor logos, which should link to their sites. Hit up the contact form and tell them thanks for supporting bailey fest. Feedback means a lot to them and helps us get it done next year. Also please send thank you notes to Denver Water to Dave Bennet at David.Bennett@denverwater.org
Dave is the main guy at Denver Water that worked out the Bailey Fest release with me. Tell him thanks for turning on the tunnel, and let him know how good flows were and what it means to you and the paddling community. The more positive feedback we give to our sponsors and Denver Water, the easier it will be to keep this going.
Finally, to the fire ball twirling chick... you rule! I had wanted to get somebody to the fest twirling balls of fire, but never got around to it. Thankfully you showed up anyway! Great light show. Hit me up with a PM or a note on the Bailey Fest website.
Dates for 2014 are August 15-17. I think I erroneously posted that the fest would be August 8-10 2014, but this is one year when August has 5 full weekends, and OR is the 8-10.
Turn it up!