Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dernier Tours

With the last two weeks of summer winding down, watch the last few minutes of the '96 world cyclocross championships.

Hup hup hup...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Fort

Kristie and I headed out to Fort Custer for Robert's TT.  It is always nice to have company in the car for the long ride before and after the race.  We managed to do some shopping in Lansing on the way home too.  As for the race, 4th today after an untimely burp of my front tire (and corresponding face full of dirt) within the first ten minutes.  After my flat at Pontiac Lake earlier in the year I now carry a mini pump with me instead of CO2 cartridges for 29" wheels.  Fortunately the tire didn't completely deflate, but I was down to less than 10 psi and the tire felt like jello.  It took me too long to fill the tire but I managed to get it up to a reasonable pressure after a while.  I picked off as many as I could but ran out of trail.  This marked my last mtb warm-up race before 'cross...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mid-week movie

From Steve Tilford's website, Warriors of Cyclocross:

"Warriors of Cyclocross" trailer from Keith Walberg on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Big sponsorship updates for the Ithaca GP...check out the website for the most up-to-date information!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

'CX Saturday #5

The countdown is on to the showdown with the lights down.  'CX group practices have been picking up steam, and online registration opened for the USGP series.  How will the Michigan Masters fair this year?

In other news, former world chamipon Erwin Vervecken will be making another trip to the US to attend Cross Vegas.  Vervecken will be joined by fellow countryman Ben Berden for the spectacle.  How big can that race get?  Any chance they'll be heading to Madison afterwards?  Hmm....

Friday, August 14, 2009


In the race before the race, I think i took 6th.  Better than last year's 40-something in NJ.  Too bad the top 10 spots are virtually spoken for with the OVCX locals.  There are already 8 registered for NJ, so I should probably decide if that trip is a go as starting in the 6th row is not fun.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grattan and Pumpkins

Mike and I hit up Grattan last night.  I think he managed 6th?  Surprise appearance from no other than Tucker Olander, making the trip home only to show up and take 4th in the field sprint.
This in from Jolly Pumpkin!

Where:  Vets Park, corner of N. Maple and Dexter Ave.  Race will start/finish near the parking lot off of Dexter Ave.  Park there.

When: Wednesday. August 19, 6:00 pm, Racing starts at 6:15 or so

What:  STXCCX.  A short track-style race geared towards cross bikes.  What that means, only Stark Industries really knows.  It will likely be shorter than a traditional cross course with no barriers and at least one hill.  The emphasis will be on speed.  There will an A and B groups (if there is enough people).  The A group will race for 60 minutes and the B group for 45 minutes.  Race whatever group you want, on whatever bike you want, nobody is going to ask or care.  Awards will be given to the winners of both groups. Expects some premes and some hanging out afterwards.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

ZERO brake chatter.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

This should be interesting...the end of brake chatter?

New practice materials:

Saturday, August 01, 2009

'Cross Saturday + the Ithaca GP!

In honor of online registration opening for this year's GP, here is the preview video for 'Cross Saturday!