Sunday, September 27, 2009

RESULTS - 2009 Ithaca GP

1. Doug Jacobson
2. Jeff Nixon
3. Ryan McKinnie
4. Matthew Spruit
5. Curt Potocki
6. Marc Dettman
7. Chris Davison
8. Peter Sandretto
9. Greg Johnson
10. David Chapman
11. Mike Doezema
12. Ben Miller
13. Jeff Festian
14. Lee Premp
15. Patrick Drueke
16. Jamie Rytlewski
17. Chad Ielfree
18. Patrick Tomlinson
19. Greg Geisler (-1 lap)
20. Bob Bydra (-1 lap)
DNF Cameron Marshall

1. Heather Kubiak
2. Amy Haney
3. Vanessa Stauffer
4. Andrea Davis

Juniors 14 & Under
1. Billy Kroll
2. Nolan Osgood

1. Patrick Russell
2. Scott Fabijanski
3. Erik Koehler
4. Jason Boyton
5. Zack Manio
6. Keith Feldt
7. Ray Auger
8. Daniel Geron
9. David Staublin
10. Brian Mitchell
11. Dave Hollis
12. Matt Levasseur
13. Scott Walburn
14. Todd Powers
15. Mike Koetsier
16. Tom McArdle
17. Douglas reed
18. Russ Greenwood
19. John Kowalczyk
20. Doug Gatto
21. Tim Bender
22. Kurt Martin
23. John Osgood

Elite Women
1. Anne Grofvert
2. Kim Thomas
3. Lillian Ruiz

Juniors 15-18
1. Addison Evon

Elite Men
1. Tim Saari
2. Tony Wieczorek
3. Matt Ashley
4. Michael Simonson
5. Brian Hancock
6. Terry Ritter
7. Rob Selle
8. Jimmy McMurray

Masters 35+
1. Andrew Weir
2. Jeff Haney
3. Mike Seaman
4. Clint Vernon
5. Jimmy McMurray
6. Ron Stack
7. Terry Ritter
8. Ken O'Day
9. Keith Reige
10. Craig Rawlings
11. David Chapman
DNF Bob Wydra

1. Eric Keeler
2. Wayne Cook
3. Patrick Russell
4. John Osgood
5. Aaron Dowling
6. Brad Hranack
7. Russ Greenwood
8. Trae Bott
9. Dave Staublin
10. Mike Ring
11. Frank Kroll
12. Benjamin Tompkins
13. Ben Miller
14. Jeff Festian
15. Ryan McKinnie

Doug Jacobson, Heather Kubick, Billy Kroll, Erik Kohler, Addison Evon, Matt Ashley, Tim Saari, Mike Seaman, Eric Keeler

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ithaca GP!

All set for tomorrow...check out Curt's map of the course!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ithaca GP

Online Registration closes on SUNDAY at midnight! Save some $ and get yourself online...

Monday, September 14, 2009


From Jamie Rytlewski, who did his first 'cross race this weekend at Cannonsburg. Jamie is the one that cleaned the barriers...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday night lights

The first ever night cyclocross race in Michigan was a pretty big hit yesterday. I think the masters class alone had 30-something people in it, with even more in the B's. The C-field was ballooned as well. I think the A's had somewhere around 20-30 racers.
Wayne rocked his Tricross SS in the master's class.

This was my first trip for a 'cross race at Cannonsburg. I pre-rode the course between the C's and the B/Master's race to try and learn as much of it as possible. It was a short course and most of it was disguised with bumps or sand-filled holes which sucked the power out. At least at speed these weren't quite so bad, but with the 9:00 start time also came the challenge of racing under the lights.
Mike rolled his front tire in the first 200 m, but he chased all the way from last to third.

Racing under the lights on a bumpy course is like riding a mountain bike on a trail that is covered with water - you never really know what you're riding on. One of the faster corners also had a bit of condensation on the grass, making 2-wheel slides a fun reality.
My new Tricross felt rock solid; I ended up 6th.

The race started pretty well with a lead group of three taking off from the gun. I was in the first chase group but at the end of the first lap put in a dig and ended up in no man's land. Eventually Bill Gallagher and Andy Weir caught up but Andy had some chain issues so he was on and off the pace the whole night. Bill rode his mtb through the sand with more confidence than I and ended up getting a gap that I couldn't close. In lap 9 of 11 Andy caught back up and was able to hold a gap on me, which made me miss out on a top 5 by one spot.

It was a fun night with the Cannonsburg staff grilling and serving up Founders on tap. Kristie made the trip out and took all of the pics here, which was a difficult task between the low light and haze in the air. Next up is Waterford!

Monday, September 07, 2009


I was in the land of the lost without internet on Saturday, so unfortunately the last Saturday before 'cross didn't have a video. So in the theme of all things out of the ordinary, check out these barriers:

And since I feel bad about not having a video last Saturday, here's a vintage bonus:

Enjoy the last week of relative relaxation before Friday kicks off 'cross!