Sunday, September 26, 2010

TCC Cyclocross Entry

Two ways to enter for the TCC cyclocross races coming up fast!  Either mail THIS in or register online HERE.

Top step for Wiz on Day 1!

Wiz managed to snag the first win of the USGP in Madison!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

'Cross Vegas coverage

CX Magazine will be covering 'cross Vegas tonight live HERE.  Be sure to check it out.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Looking Ahead...

Be sure to check these two races out!

October 10 - Midland 'cross (Stratford Woods)

October 24 - SVSU 'cross (SVSU's campus - behind the football field)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Double 'Cross Day 1

First four laps were good - last six not so much.  Ended 14th of 21 starters.  21 in an elite race?  Wow...
Photo from Mike S.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Good luck!

Wish THIS GUY good luck for this weekend's races!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kiss Cross #1 - Plaster Creek Park

So much for the weather - from what I had heard the rain was supposed to stop around 4 in G.R.  We arrived around 7:00 and it was still misting.  Great for 'cross racing but not the greatest for 'cross spectating.

The course at Plaster Creek Park was short with a long-ish paved oval track about half-way through the lap.  Rick used a start loop running into the triple stack of barriers right off the bat.  From there it wound into a dirt/sand infield before hitching up and down the ridge that separated the lower park from the upper park.  100 meters later was a single plank up the same hill, forcing a short run-up to the oval track.  The course wound back down the ridge into the lower park, followed by a loopy section through the trees before looping back into the triple stack of barriers.

From the gun I took the hole shot, figuring the triple barriers 200 m from the start would be a bit sketchy with a pack of sprinting riders in the first 'cross race of the year.  About half a lap later Tom Burke, a guy from Indiana came roaring around me.  I maintained contact for a short while when Ben Whitehead jumped as well.  About 4 laps into the race I caught Ben but was unable to shake him - every time we hit the pavement he would take some time, but then I'd gain it back over the barriers or through the trees.  We juggled 40-50 m between us for the remaining laps but in the end I was unable to close.  Pressure from behind from Ron Stack and Patrick Russell helped keep me motivated as well, since both of them were within 10-15 seconds for the entire race.  After 12 laps I ended up 4th, which I was very happy with.

Big props to Kristie who braved the rain and mist to watch a bunch of guys ride road bikes around a park!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Elites pushed back to 1:30

So based on THIS flyer for the double cross on September 18 and 19, it looks like the Elites are once again pushed back to the end of the day...

Thursday, September 02, 2010

CX Magazine September Industry News

Issue 10 is going to feature an article I wrote about running one or two front chainrings - and it will now be in FULL COLOR and sold at major retailers across the country.

If you're already a subscriber, issue 10 will be shipping shortly.