65 thoughts on “2011 Dan Ryan Woods Pix and Vids and Race Reports

  1. Great power layout today, the early dew made it even more challengeing , super fast straight aways, painful but I know I had a good time. To top it off I didn’t get pulled (even though I was secretly hoping to be. Thanks to everyone who worked for todays race it really was a great day.

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    • Good to see course designers putting in elements that encourage people to jump over them. Better for the spectators and racers alike. Too many 18″ barriers on slow uphill corners. Keep some of those, but add some of these risk vs. reward elements too They make the course more exciting. Many USGP and certainly European courses… often have objects that require the choice of jump or dismount. Not all 16″-18″ barriers 5 feet apart.

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  2. Great course on Sunday. Great organization and support by BBVP and the CCC. Thanks for an excellent day of racing.

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  3. Great race yesterday! Loved the course and the new call-up procedure. Thanks to all the volunteers for putting this together.

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  4. Not sure how the results actually work since this is my 2nd race, but in the 4B I definitely passed someone right before the finish line, and a couple buddies of mine only completed 2 laps where I did 3 and I’m showing as dead last.

    Not to say I didn’t put out a dead last performance, just curious

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    • Geoff –
      As officials we try really hard to make sure that we get the scoring correct but mistakes sometimes happen. Please make sure to inquire on any results issues AT the race and keep in mind the 15 minute protest period noted in your USAC rule book. After those 15 minutes, payouts and such are final so it’s on you as the rider to check your results before then.

      We appreciate your inquiry however so I had the CJ take a look at the scoring sheets and it turned out it was an entry error made when entering the results into the computer. A rider was two laps down and that was entered next to your name by mistake. The CJ reviewed and corrected this typo and the results have been reposted to USAC.

      Please make sure to check your results after your race before heading home going forward. There is no obligation to correct anything after the day is over and corrections days later will not be done. Thanks for coming out and racing and we hope we continue to see you through out the series!

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  5. Thanks to Beverly Bike-Vee Pak for one awesome cyclocross course. The changes to this years course make this track a candidate for any USGP or UCI race. The tricky technical downhill is the only thing the big boys would eliminate, though I am a fan of that section. It was very difficult every time through, one blink and you would be on the ground. A+ rating.

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    • Interestingly, the one thing that was repeated over and over by KFC and TJ at USAC’s CX Promoters Conference was that courses in the US were not difficult enough to prepare them for the sorts of features they encounter at a major Euro race and suggested more technical features were introduced.

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      • I’d certainly like to see the courses more technical as well, but that may be because it plays more into my favor. On the flip side, I certainly don’t want every course to feel the same, so some courses which are very technical and others that have wide open drag races make for a nice mix. In the end, as long as we’re on grass/dirt/mud with barriers and some course tape, I’m pleased.

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        • As one with a clear bias against anything more technical than the lakeshore path, I love the creativity and one one-upsmanship from our various course designers. Even when it works against me, the diversity is an asset and rewards the well-rounded rider. Pinwheels and twisty turns one Sunday, fast barriers and bunnyhops the next. Something different each week, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the remaining races.

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  6. Hats off to BBVP & CCC for an awesome course Sunday … using the space in DRWs to near perfection. Great show!

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  7. I have a bunch of items that were left at the race yesterday. I’ll be running reg on Friday and Saturday for the Psycho races and will have the stuff with me. Please let me know if any of this is yours. For wheels or sunglasses, you’re going to need to describe them. :-)

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  8. Thanks to everyone who set up and worked the race on Sunday it was a very good course. The new call up is great hope it stays around for many years to come.

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  9. First lap of the 4B race. Classy heckling, clean passes, and a great course. Very well organized! Thank you all.

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  10. Great course …excellent mixture of terrain! Loved the technical downhill. Can you imagine that course in the mud?

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