You are invited to view photographs from my “Campton Cross Oct 30, 2011” group. This group has 6 of the races in it. If you are interested in purchasing digitial downloads you will be able to do that from this link/site. If you are interested in prints, please contact me with the photo number from the website gallery.
Thank you & Enjoy!
And finally – the Cat 1/2/3 photos! That’s it for me (sorry 4A/4B I couldn’t stay the whole day…maybe next time!)
Prints and digital downloads are available – email me at [email protected].
And the link for the Women’s Cat 4, Junior 10-14 and Junior 15-18
If you are interested in purchasing prints or digital downloads please email me at [email protected].
Here’s another link – this one is for the Cat 3 race (11:45 start)
Again, If you are interested in purchasing prints or digital downloads please email me at [email protected].
What a fun day and sport to photograph! I have to thank my brother (altho he didn’t race Sunday) for getting me involved! Thanks Doug!! (Doug Bauer…Village Cyclesport…Barrington store)
I’m getting there – Here are the Women’s Cat 1/2/3 & 50+/60+ Masters photos
I’m not sure who was doing the registration, but she had some major attitude issues, I was signing in 40 minutes prior to the 4A race and she yells at me for being late, I was suppose to be placed 41st at the start, which she put me dead last. I then notice on the results that I was not only in the placing but also as DNS.
The event address was hard to find is all I stated to her for not being earlier, and she jumped on me about not finding it buried in 10 point type at the bottom of the page.
I’m a city dweller, I don’t venture into the burbs at all, it would be nice if the event addresses where clearly stated and not just the name of the event.
You can find directions to all of our races on the schedule page and at the bottom of every race’s BikeReg page. It is not the CCC’s nor the registration table volunteer’s job to make sure you are on time. It is our job to make sure each event stays on schedule. If you are planning your travel time to show up to register 10 minutes before your race closes that’s cutting it a little close.
Also, the reg desk volunteer does not assign your starting position. Our registration program assigns staging positions based on CCC points (prereg & day-of) and CrossResults.com points (pre-reg only if you do NOT have CCC points). Since you were DNS’d first and then added back into the start sheets (and you do not have CCC points) the program does not pick up your CrossResults.com points (which are only assigned at pre-reg). We hope this helps you understand why you were staged where you were.
Thanks for the information, in the rules it states that 30 minutes prior to the race is the cut off, so with 40 minutes I didn’t expect such backlash.
I had accumulated points in the 4Bs, and switched over to the 4As, but guess my points didn’t carry over, I did it within the time frame for the carry over I thought.
I’m new to cyclocross and I’m having a great time, and really appreciate all the effort and work that’s put into every race, I’ll learn as I go.
Thanks for understanding Theo. Our volunteers had been there at the reg table since before 7am that morning, so w/ the rain, cold, and wind they were likely getting tired. Cat 4B points do NOT follow you to the Cat 4A’s because you have not upgraded. See the Series Rules/FAQ page for details.
Another easy way to get directions is to click on the start/finish icon on the course maps that are posted up on Thursdays. There is a “get directions” button on the pop up window that has never let me down.
Thanks again for the help
There are 2 albums of photos from the 30+ Masters group here…
Still have 4 more races to post!!
no 4A pictures?
I’ve got some 4A pics, but not many…will post a link when I can get to them.
nah….we can burn the 4A pictures.
I’d like to see my wipeout in the forest section.
I caught two crashes on video during the 4A’s…either of them of you?
Can’t see the video. Might be a permission problem.
Sorry about that…try it now.
Robert Curtis :
nah….we can burn the 4A pictures to a CD to give to skeletor
Here’s a 4A video…complete with a mysterious swinging tree branch.
Awesome combination of skill and strength in course design. Nice work.
Not helping carter!
Great course! I wish I could say the same for my riding
50+ race report
I thought he was trying to be Dog the Bounty Hunter…
Liz//Tipping Point Photo :
Blonde. DUH. Isn’t it, like, totally obvious?
She’s so smoking hot!
First lap of the 4B race. Camera angle is a bit high and the color is off from the dwindling light. Still, some choice footage of what it looks like to go from 1st to 13th in one lap. ouch!
Totally epic! Love the color and angle. Just say they’re intentional.
4Bs writhing in the mud, desecrating the course and getting their just desserts. Karma is a brutal master.
YES! My first video and I successfully rode this part…thought for sure I’d be a Fail (this is the 1 lap I think I made it through)
who won the costume contest?
Pink Panther. Homemade costume, from what I hear…
And if you start the W4’s behind the 15’s-18’s the front of the women’s field will be all over the back of the Jr’s (in no time) just the same. There is no great solution in some of the mixed fields.
actually it woouldnt be a problem if you start ONLY the 15-18 juniors before the women, they wont catch them, then the younger juniors after the women as usual.
Dear Tomo, yes some women WILL pass the 15-18 Juniors. I know I have passed some when they started the 15-18s in front of us, and that was when i came in 14th so that means 13 other women passed some 15 to 18s as well.
I think what ToMo is suggesting is starting the fastest 50% of the women 4’s (to be determined by a qualifying lap), then the 15-18 jr’s, then the rest of the women 4’s, then (if there is still time) the younger jr’s. this is obviously the best way to do this.
yah, that would be best actually
there are also only as much as 5 15-18’s that get passed and that is much easier then the more then 30 we have to pass. We are also much more understanding of passes.
im sorry, i do not want to sound like a jerk, i am just trying to explain how SOME of us feel
Thanks John. But please realize the CCC has to do what works best for EVERY rider, not just SOME of the riders.
I have never had a problem with the 15-18 year olds passing. They have ALWAYS been polite and have given a warning when they are passing me. When I lap the younger kids, I gently tell them they are doing great and to just stay where they are and I’ll go around them; they get nervous if you tell them left or right. To the women 4’s who have issue with the little ones: be proud that you are involved in a sport that encourages children to be active…if that’s not enough… UPGRADE.
If it’s that troubling, you can always just race your cat, right? Most of the 15-18 Jr’s have probably been at it as long as a lot/most of the Cat 4’s, anyway. Probably longer than a lot of the 3’s, too.
The Cat 4b’s are very understanding of passes, I hear.
After riding in the Women’s 4 field I agree with ToMO….A few women passing a few juniors who know how to get out of the way makes more sense than than a few juniors having to pass 30-40 women who don’t know how to get out of the way. The Cat 4 women are not technically sounds except for the top riders and if a junior gets stuck behind one in a technical section I could understand his frustration.
I feel that the 15-18’s still need to be started before the women, passing becomes a major problem, especially on technical courses like this when we (the juniors) are trying to fight for and/or hold postions.
nahhh… thats just part of the fun!
Schedules are rarely ever going to make every rider happy. The CCC’s awesome sponsors allow Juniors to race for free in the Juniors categories each week which is a pretty sweet deal. Let’s enjoy our series and continue to cheer each other on and be respectful to each other while out on course and while here on the CCC site. 🙂
4B second lap hecklers
Erik, Which are you asking about, Jason Hilton or Paris Knauff?
Photos from Women’s 4’s, 3’s, 1/2/3’s, and a couple from both 4’s races.
handful of pics on the chicago athlete magazine facebook page. mostly of cat 1 and anyone that was warming up before the cat 1 race.
Unofficial poll starts here: Did Jason look better as a blond or a brunette?
Blonde. DUH. Isn’t it, like, totally obvious?
One complaint: Pre-reg was closed at 7pm on Thurdsday. Thought it wasn’t supposed to close until 1am on Friday.
Online reg closed at 1am EDT on Friday, which is 12 midnight CDT. If a category reaches its field limit then reg automatically closes for that category.
The ‘Campton Cross’ link in the preview post pointed to the 2010 registration — that’s why it looked closed early. The link on the schedule page pointed to 2011 version.
Sorry about that… although reg for last year’s race has been closed for a year. Its best just to book mark this page.
Big thank you to the Campton Registration Staff for opening up right at 7:30 and plowing through the early races. Really appreciate it……………….makes getting preped for the 8:45 start much easier. You guys rocked.
This was my first race in 22 years. Yep, I’m old but felt like a kid out there. Nice job Bicycle heaven.
Great fun. Here’s quite a few pictures from the AM. 40+ thru Cat 3.
Great pics -thanks! Thanks Rob Kelley, Bicycle Heaven, and entire CCC. Here is a blog post that highlights my race: http://activerecovery.blogspot.com/2011/10/campton-cyclocross.html
4B video – first lap hecklers
Just a few photos of the men’s cat 1/2/3 race. Thanks to ChiCrossCup, Bicycle Heaven and to all that made the race a blast to watch and photograph.
Found it. Wow, those are sharp! Very pro, man.
Did anyone happen to pick up a pair of black, long finger, Rav-X gloves next to the course before the downhill? I ditched them during the Women’s 4 race and when I went back for them after they were gone.
We have your gloves. We can bring them to Woodstock.
Thank you!!! I knew someone would have them. I’ll pick them up at Woodstock. Thanks again!
junior 15-18 podium, awesomeeeeeee
Best podium pic ever!
My favorite course of the year. Loved it. Thanks for doing a great job as aways in designing, organizing and running. The CCC plus the individual race promoters really have their act together . . . week after week after week! Thanks, guys!
Fun day today. Windy and cold and rain in the end to boot. Real CX weather for the tough 4B group 🙂
The small forest section was awesome with it’s tricky path. You could hear the crowd in there from across the race course when someone pulled off a nice wipe out.
Thanks to the guys who made that part of the ChiCrossCup a success.
Thanks to all that visited the Enzo’s tent today. We hope the free embro application helped all racers that took advantage of the offer.
Awesome of Heidi to apply it for everyone, with the exception of Enzo, who had to self apply.
Also thanks to Rob Kelly and the BH crew making great changes to the course, a really fun test of power and skill. Enzo’s course of the year choice is now more difficult.
Higher Gear Juniors
Here are the photos from the Masters 40+. I will also post them to my website in case anyone wants to purchase prints or digital downloads. I will repost the link to that when I have them uploaded. This is just the Masters 40+ at the moment. I will upload more races throughout the week. Great event! Always fun to photograph!
I do need them befor next Sunday. How do I contact you directly?
Hi Danielle – You can email me at [email protected]. What do you need them for?
[email protected] – left out the “l”
Think she meant to reply to the lost glasses post…
You can contact the CCC directly via email: [email protected]
If anyone found a pair of perscription glasses (black frames-green on the inside with rine stones on the sides) can you please comment below? I can’t believe I lost them 🙁
We have your glasses. Contact us directly if you need them before next Sunday.
Great course, love the changes over last year. Good food vendor too.
I have heard that the softball players were surly though.
I really liked this rendition.
I’ll 3rd that one. Loved this course.
Yep, great mix of technical and power sections!!
Thanks for Battling me Greg, horribly awesome
That course was awesome! I loved the fast double barriers, the woods and all the off camber stuff.
Great race today. Video of Ladies Cat 1,2,3 and Masters 50+.
Thanks Chicross Cup for a great event today! But I have a complaint, its just not fair to those of us that are carnivors, the BBQ place ran out of Pulled pork & only had turkey left when I came up for round 2, this is just not fair to us carnivors, turkey just does not treat the body right it makes you tired & lazy thus taking away from energetic hekling for the 4b’s. Perhaps at future events the BBQ could bring meat on a stick or Brontasoris Burgers…..Contact Fred or Barney if you need some pointers…..
Way to eat a dead horse. I mean beat. Beat a dead horse.
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