Yea the Nationals are here. Thanks for the pics. I went to Hangtown in 2001-had a great time but was too hot-100+ I used to go to Washougal every year until they went to timed practice qualifying. They took away 2 days of racing and turned it into a 4 hour show . Still a fan, but that money now goes in my own bikes and riding trips.
I hear you on that, bikes are way too expensive to maintain now. I went there for the first time I think in 2005 and it was at least 100 degrees, I can't imagine racing for 30 min+2 laps in that heat! These guys are truly amazing. Luckily this year it was a nice 80-85 degrees.