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2013 Campton Cross Pix and Vids and Race Reports

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  1. Brian Kulak
    11/03/2013 at 5:02 pm

    Vid of the 123 race http://youtu.be/nu-M62GmyA0


  2. 11/03/2013 at 5:46 pm

    Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    Here is a link to a gallery that currently, as of this moment, contains one photo from today’s race.


    Many others will follow shortly!

    Morleigh and Nathan


  3. 11/03/2013 at 7:58 pm

    somebody tell a newbie crossover from motocross and mountain bikes… what’s the deal with licorice at the heckler confines of cyclocross? I think the heckling is hilarious, and NOTE TO SELF… todays mouthful of free twizzler in cat 5 was chock full O sand. thanks! I need the roughage.


  4. 11/03/2013 at 8:28 pm

    Did anybody happen to pick up a Orange Tati wool jersey with leg warmers stuffed in the back? i didn’t realize i forgot it until I got home tonight. . .


    • Campton cross
      11/04/2013 at 7:07 am

      I think I remember picking up an orange jacket. Should be at next race.


    • kpietka
      11/04/2013 at 11:08 am

      There was an orange jersey picked up and loaded in the trailer last night. Check with lost and found next week.


  5. Ian Ziarko
    11/03/2013 at 8:37 pm

    I recently upgraded from Cat 4 to Cat 3 and I thought my crossresults.com points would count towards staging. I was staged in the last row of Cat 3 today. I did not see the discrepancy before the race, as I was just made aware of my mandatory upgrade yesterday and had to change my category this morning in person, so I did not see my staging position until I was called, or I would certainly have inquired about this before hand.

    How should I have been staged – according to my Cat 3 points, which was 0 before this race, or by my crossresults.com points, which would have put me in the second/third row or so?



    • chicagocrosscup
      11/03/2013 at 9:11 pm

      CrossResults.com points are only applied for pre-reg’d riders. Although since you’ve never raced Cat 3 you should have been switched between categories and staged by CXR points instead of being entered in as a Day-Of registrant and staged at the back. Very sorry for the confusion and mistake.


    • Nick Andriano
      11/03/2013 at 9:50 pm

      Way to move up in the pack, though! Pretty solid performance despite a bad start and a tough passing course. See ya in the 3’s next week.


      • Ian
        11/04/2013 at 10:03 am

        Thanks man, and congrats on the win in your race!


  6. 11/03/2013 at 9:22 pm

    Course was AWESOME today! Every section was challenging enough but also enjoyable. Great races today!


    • Campton cross
      11/04/2013 at 7:20 am

      Glad you liked it Sam. Thanks for making it out.


    • 11/04/2013 at 9:47 am

      ^^ Agreed! My favorite course.


      • coffeebaron
        11/04/2013 at 10:56 am

        Ditto. Haven’t done them all, but this one seems hard to beat..


  7. Tim
    11/03/2013 at 9:28 pm

    Tim :
    Maybe this link will work better

    That’s mostly from Beer Hill at the end of the day and includes said sandy licorice, what a riot! I think the energy of the crowd shows thru the slideshow.


  8. Brendan
    • midschool22
      11/03/2013 at 10:49 pm

      Can’t wait! Should be fun!


  9. digitalcanemedia
    11/03/2013 at 9:34 pm

    Pictures going up tonight: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/2013-CCC7-Campton

    Lots to upload from every race so check back if you don’t see your race yet.

    Also check out last weeks race at Sunrise here: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise

    or Carpenter Park here: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/CAMBr/20131020Carpenters-Park



    • Michael angus
      11/04/2013 at 7:01 am

      Great pictures. Thanks for using categories, easy to find pictures. Pleasure to support any photographer that takes the time to photograph the events.


    • 11/04/2013 at 10:37 am

      I second with Mike A. says! Great shots!


    • midschool22
      11/05/2013 at 1:01 pm

      Very nice job, sweet layout. Being a former sports shooter, I appreciate your time and effort at these events.


    • digitalcanemedia
      11/06/2013 at 10:41 am

      Thanks guys (and gals) for all the feedback. I really enjoy trying to capture the action for you, and what a great sport for it! Intensity, Skill, Endurance… Mud, Obstacles, Costumes, what a riot!

      My hats off to the organizers, and officials for putting such great community events together week after week- and to the racers for submitting themselves to the pain and punishment to hurt so good. And to the other photographers that have some really awesome shots as well.



  10. cujarrett
    11/03/2013 at 9:51 pm

    I posted the few pictures I took on my blog: http://www.CyclesInLife.com


  11. 11/04/2013 at 5:42 am
  12. Cozzi
    11/04/2013 at 6:26 am

    Anyone happen to find a Garmin Edge 200? I’m lost without it…


  13. Campton cross
    11/04/2013 at 7:28 am

    Thanks to all those who came out to Campton Hills, and thanks to all of you who helped make it happen.


    • Sascha Welz
      11/04/2013 at 9:54 am

      … many thanks to the Organizers !!! I was on the wait list but they got me in. Great job guys, great course, great atmosphere, great hackling – tons of fun. This was my first cyclocross race and I will be coming back for more soon!


  14. 11/04/2013 at 7:47 am

    Masters 40+ ~> http://youtu.be/0jBRIPd_-NI


  15. 11/04/2013 at 8:32 am

    Great job Rob Kelly and BH!

    Photos from Master 30+ through Juniors and Kiddie Race.



  16. Pmonko
    11/04/2013 at 9:25 am

    Was there a gray Blackburn pump that was turned into the lost & found yesterday?


  17. t fleischer
    11/04/2013 at 9:53 am

    Great Event BH!! Loved the course changes!!!


  18. Nick Fochtman
    11/04/2013 at 10:18 am

    A handful of my photos from the 1/2/3 race are up on my website and facebook:




  19. Brendan
    11/04/2013 at 10:25 am

    Great course for this coming Saturday and right on the North Shore. Love to see all the racers come to eTown!



    • DubbleTrubble
      11/05/2013 at 9:35 pm

      Where can we find a course map and what staging protocol will be observed? Tnx


  20. HotRod
    11/04/2013 at 12:07 pm

    I really dislike attacking the USA Cycling Officials, knowing how difficult it can be to keep tallies on everyone in the race, especially with combined fields. But for the second week in a row I fell victim to problems in the scoring. Last week the error occurred in the fact that I wasn’t even placed in the results (even though I completed the race). Having to protest this I eventually had my position re-instated (which eventually occurred after checking several officials’ tally sheets). This week the problems with the 30+ field and single speed results were atrocious. There were no less than 10 riders scored in the top 30 that were lapped. The single speed also had many problems with the order of the riders. For the money that we pay to USAC I think it is more than appropriate to expect accurate results in a timely manner. I do understand that officials can make mistakes like me and everyone else. I just feel that it is not my total responsibility to have to wait for 30-40 minutes after each race to “check” the accuracy of results. Maybe I expect too much, but just wanted to get that out. Saying that, I do appreciate what the officials do on a weekly basis, just would like to avoid issues in the future.


    • 11/04/2013 at 12:59 pm

      “I just feel that it is not my total responsibility to have to wait for 30-40 minutes after each race to “check” the accuracy of results.”

      Just out of curiosity, what is your bike racing experience prior to the chicrosscup? That’s about the standard everywhere I’ve ever raced.

      Also, have you ever worked one of these races? I sat at registration for a few hours yesterday. I’m surprised there aren’t more problems. I’m doubting there is a more well organized, efficient series of cross races anywhere in the midwest- if not the country.

      There are a lot of ways to solve the problems you complain of. The easiest would be to not race two races on course at one time, and aggressively pull riders on the very first lap. With masters having at least one (at a minimum) other chance to race, maybe 30+ should get nixed?

      Those officials are doing 6 jobs at once- scoring the current race, trying to finalize results of the last race, dealing with riders who show up after reg closes and are trying to get into the race anyway… Despite what we all pay USAC, those folks make a pittance for the amount of work they do over the course of a VERY long day. Waiting around a half hour to double-check your results seems like the least you could do for them in light of that.


      • carlos flanders
        11/04/2013 at 11:48 pm

        USAC officials earn about $9 per hour – plus mileage. Works out about $1 of your entry fee for results, running the race, keeping things safe and on time, etc.

        The 15 minute rule is only really for podiums and payouts. If judges make a mistake, they will almost always correct things, even days after. Just let them know there’s a problem.

        Trying to score a race with more than one category racing simultaneously is horrendously hard. Especially with a large range in abilities and a shorter course. It’s simply very difficult to deal with all the lapped riders in different categories AND provide prompt results. In such a case it’s a miracle to get results out in 40 minutes. there will often be delays of several hours. Sometimes it’s just better to take all the scoresheets home and go through them when not under pressure to get on top the next race.

        You have some of the most competent and conscientious race officials in the country at CCC races. Be grateful for them


    • 11/04/2013 at 2:44 pm

      Top 3 in the 30+ is wrong. Scalise was third.


    • 11/06/2013 at 10:47 am

      Not to beat a dead horse….but let me grab my club…

      :Heckle on: Assuming you’re new to this as most realize within short order that verballing beating up people who are essentially volunteers because you want to make sure that they correct place your WAYYYYY off the podium performance in this hobby we have is usually something we outgrow within the first few races.

      If you’re not on the podium or payout then chalk it up to a good effort and enjoy the day. If it impacts your series points and its REALLY important to your co-workers and family that you are firmly in the correct upteenth place overall in the semi-old-guys-with-families-and-careers category in a spot that is already marginalized then by all means….protest away…it’s your “right”.

      Now assuming that your position was far enough back that your podium placement, series points, and future Pro-tour sponsorship opportunities were not really impacted then I suggest asking the officials about your placement when you think it’s REALLY off (example: Hey guys – you have me in the payout. I was lapped. can you pull me out of there, or Hey I did finish – as in your example – and the DNF is really messing up my crossresults staging position by at least 1 spot on the last row). Otherwise, stop by the officials when they have a second, shake their hand, and thank them for working as hard as they do to ensure that all us crazy people get to run around in parks on the weekends in our pajamas.

      :Heckle off:

      Just my $0.02


      • 11/06/2013 at 11:06 am

        I agree. If it doesn’t affect the podium or payout just wait and email them outside of the race when they don’t have 10 more important things to worry about at once. With a little persistence it will get resolved.


        • chicagocrosscup
          11/06/2013 at 11:38 am

          We do ask that you try to resolve any scoring errors at the race venue as soon as you can after results are posted. Changing results after everyone leaves for the day is harder on everyone. Just be patient. The USAC officials want to get everything correct too.


  21. 11/04/2013 at 2:42 pm

    Great course BH. Thanks. I thought 2nd pass through the woods made it even better. Only challenge would be to make it longer to cut down on some of the lapping.


  22. Jon Labok
    11/04/2013 at 4:42 pm

    I expected way more costumes, especially in the 4/5 race. some of them were really great though! the course was a lot better than last year, all of the changes were perfect. the sticky mud was a great addition, thanks nature.


  23. Craig
    11/04/2013 at 5:14 pm

    Excellent event and course BH. Great job! Thanks for the 60+ payout. Nice touch.


  24. Ryan Handley
    11/05/2013 at 7:29 am

    Cat 4 Race:


    • Ryan Handley
      11/05/2013 at 6:04 pm

      Cat 4/5 Race:

      Course changes that I saw during the 4/5 race yesterday:

      1) A course marking post was planted, sticking straight up, in the middle of the course on the back side headed into the single barrier. I saw a rider hit the post because he could not see it as he swung out to pass the rider in front of him. – 2:37 in the video.

      2) A 10-12″ rock was placed in the middle of the worn in track on the muddy uphill switchbacks going up past the rocks. Someone graciously removed it after being alerted to it. -4:44 in the video

      3) The course was rerouted through the tall weeds going into the first section of single track in between the first and second laps. The line was totally changed after we’d already done one lap. It was really confusing trying to figure out what was going on because you were expecting the course to look the same as the lap before. 9:06 in the video – rider that went down from the change 9:10

      4) The kids standing by the exit of the first set of single track took it upon themselves to gather pine needles and mound them on the table top before exiting the woods. They were bragging that they’d done it as I rode by. 9:20 in the video

      These weren’t funny or entertaining and step way past good natured fun. If you see someone changing the course, tell them to knock it off.


    • 11/07/2013 at 10:26 am

      Thought I saw myself on the preview screen cap for this video, then I see myself pass you a couple of other riders around 29 minutes. Awesome footage, great race.


  25. jose
    11/05/2013 at 11:38 am


  26. 11/05/2013 at 4:32 pm

    Campton Cross Cat 4/5


  27. Ryan Handley
    11/05/2013 at 6:35 pm

    First time racing at Campton. Really liked the course. It had a little bit of everything, including a festive Halloween atmosphere. Two big thumbs up for the Bicycle Heaven guys for putting on a great event.


  28. jon SCHRATZ
    11/05/2013 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you Ryan Handley for pointing out all the BULLSHIT that was done to the course for the 4/5 race. Guy behind me diffinately hit that course marker in the middle of the course. I saw a buch of people flip over in the brush after the course was re-routed.


    • chicagocrosscup
      11/05/2013 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks guys for pointing all of this out. Alterations to the course by anyone outside of the race director or USAC officials is wrong and completely unacceptable. Please report people you see making these changes to the USAC officials and the riders will be DQ’d if they were racing and/or ejected from the race venue.

      However, please note the broken course tape prior to the single barrier and the worn grass to the right. That plastic stake was at one point the left edge of the course before riders ahead of you broke the tape and it became unraveled from the stakes. Also, it is possible the rock was pushed out into the course by riders riding over the rocks. We have seen this happen in years past.

      We’re not sure what happened with the tall weeds section and the kids with the pine needles were clearly in the wrong.


  29. 11/07/2013 at 11:46 pm

    Better late than never:

    4/4-5s: http://sdrv.ms/1hoJ2qe
    M123: http://sdrv.ms/1erqJ1r
    W4/Jr: http://sdrv.ms/1bgtn5d


  30. John Felke
    11/09/2013 at 10:12 am

    More Pictures are up from #CamptonCX Feel free to tag. See everyone tomorrow #PSIcx http://ow.ly/qEAmm


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