local weather Click for Sun Valley, Idaho Forecast
 front page
 last week
 express jobs
 about us
 advertising info

 sun valley guide
 real estate guide
 sv catalogs



Produced & Maintained by Idaho Mountain Express, Box 1013, Ketchum, ID 83340-1013 
208.726.8065 Voice
208.726.2329 Fax

Copyright © 2002 Express Publishing Inc.
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 


Mountain Jobs

Formula Sports

Idaho Conservation League



Edmark GM Superstore : Nampa, Idaho

Premier Resorts Sun Valley

High Country Property Rentals

For the week of July 24 - 30, 2002


Mexia bombs down Bogus downhill

Wild Rockies mountain bikers

Mountain bikers raved about Sunday’s Bogus Bomber downhill course. The vicious 1.1-mile course featured rock gardens, drop-offs, log jumps, off-camber turns and a near-cliff drop to the finish line.

No one liked it more than Hailey’s Moses Mexia. He flew down the treacherous 900-foot vertical drop course in an incredible 2:11.09, beating Silas Hesterberg of Boise by a hefty margin of five seconds.

Meanwhile, in Saturday’s 16.8-mile cross-country event of the 11th annual Bogus Bomber two-day race, Ketchum’s Dave Bell maintained his series lead in the Expert Men’s 45-Up class with a third-place finish. Bell leads by 36 points over Bruce Lyman of Park City with two events left.

Top Wood River Valley cross-country racer on the 2002 Wild Rockies Mountain Bike Series stop was Hailey’s Jason Eder (1.39:11), seventh overall in the Pro/Semi-Pro men’s race won by Shawn Mitchell of Boise (1.29:14).

Jason’s mother, Kathleen Eder, was the only local class winner at the Bogus Bomber. The weekend drew a decent turnout of 214 racers.

Next: Round eight of the Wild Rockies series is the Idaho State Mountain Bike Championships Aug. 31-Sept .1 at Brundage Mountain near McCall. Call 208-342-3910.

Local Bomber placings by class:

Pro/Semi-Pro Men (16.8 miles): 
1—Shawn Mitchell of Boise 1.29:14. 7—Jason Eder 1.39:11.

Expert Men 19-26 (16.8 miles): 
4—Sam Young 1.49:36.

Expert Men 45-up (16.8 miles): 
3—Dave Bell 2.01.27.

Sport/Expert Men 13-15 (12.6 miles): 
1—Hart’s Cyclery rider Andrew Juiliano, 14, of Stanley and New Jersey 1.28:05.

Sport Men 19-26 (12.6 miles): 
3—Robert Schwing 1.21:17. 6—Greg Adams 1.28:08.

Sport Women 35-44 (12.6 miles): 
2—Cherry Thornton 1.51:11.

Sport Women 45-up (12.6 miles): 
1—Kathleen Eder 2.14:58.

Pro Men Downhill
1—Moses Mexia 2:11.09. 4—Todd Byle 2:25.87.

Expert Men 19-34 Downhill
7—Whit Harbaugh 2:34.71.

Sport/Beginner Men 45-up Downhill
1—Mark Harbaugh 2:46.52.


The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.