2013 Indian Lakes Resort Pix and Vids and Race Reports

Just a reminder that everyone needs to sign in and get a new number tomorrow… DO NOT race with your number from Saturday or you will not be scored

67 thoughts on “2013 Indian Lakes Resort Pix and Vids and Race Reports

  1. I picked up someone’s rear wheel in the parking lot on Saturday around 4:00. Weimann TR18, shimano hub and Schwalbe cx comp. Not racing tomorrow but doing 40+ at melas.

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  2. The Hilton Indian Lakes Resort policy is that if any lightning strikes within a 10 mile radius of the Hotel, The grounds are cleared until 20 minutes from the last lightning strike. The Golf course is equipped with a Lightning detection system that is monitored during storms. We would ask that in the event of lightning in the area that everyone, riders and spectators seek shelter until after the danger has passed. Several trees and the fence that runs along the driving range have been hit by lightning strikes in the past.

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  3. “based on all available and current information”, there is definitely going to be dangerous weather all day today and start time delays definitely won’t change anything. what say the chief this morning?

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  4. in light of the resort’s policy and “based on all current and available information,” what say the chief this morning?

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  5. I’d like to make a plea for more attentive course marshalling. I know it can get boring working as a crossing guard for long periods of time, but the position is really important for the safety of racers and spectators. The course marshals weren’t paying attention during the end of my race. As a result, I crashed into some pedestrians crossing the course right after the finish line (it was a sprint)(also note to course designers: maybe don’t put course crossings around the finish). The crash left me with a separated shoulder. I am probably out for the remainder of the season. I’m really disappointed knowing that my injury could have been avoided.

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    • Paul Brian, I agree with you completely I saw your crash and there is definitely a need for better course marshaling and more thought into putting in points where people can cross the course. I am sorry to hear about your shoulder, but you did not crash into a pedestrian. You crash into a teammate of yours and we as racers need to be more aware of our actions at races also.

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      • Ed, that the pedestrian was a teammate is incidental. The fact is people were crossing the course while racers were in plain view. I only mention the course marshals because they are formally responsible for the safety of spectators and racers on site. I might only add that spectators of any status (racer or not) should also be aware when crossing the course.

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        • The exact same thng happened at the end of the 4s in front of me and again, at the end of the 4/5s. In fact, I never saw a marshall there all day.

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        • I saw several people yesterday run out across the course when there was a course marshal there telling them not to. It seems like this is a huge problem this season, people on the course with no regard for the people racing.

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          • Also, that was the best this course has ever been, great lines, perfect, wide 180’s that could be taken at speed, great use of all the technical features that could be found

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    • I’m super sorry to hear this, Paul-Brian.
      I was pretty shocked by the groups of people crossing the course 10-15 feet in front of me on Sunday during my (W123) race. This was happening near the judges/start/finish, and it happened EVERY lap.
      I have never noticed this to be an issue before. These pedestrians only needed to wait for a second, but apparently thought it was worth the risk. I was in plain sight of these people, and all it took was for one of them to slip and one or both of us could have been injured.

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  6. Got a text from my buddy that raced yesterday and was there…he said the remaining races are cancelled.

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  7. Accidentally left my single speed rear wheel near the hotel entrance during the storms. Cheap magic hoop (silver) 105 hub with a clement PDX clincher. Please let me know if you have it. Thanks!

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  8. Kudos to So Chi Wheelman, Officials, CCC, and ILR for a great weekend and making sure we were safe! Prayers and thoughts go out to everyone in Washington IL.

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  9. Someone left behind their black Specialized Propero II helmet near the Spin Doctor tents today. I took it home with us and will turn it in to lost & found at Melas.

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  10. Thank you to the race organizers, CCC folks, USA cycling officials and to the resort. It was a very fun course yesterday and I wish I could have raced today to experience a real muddy race.

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  11. Thanks to all who worked so hard to set this up and then tear it down again in such wonderful weather conditions, if it was not for you none of could have enjoyed such a fun slippery race

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  12. Photos from 40+ race this morning (Day 2)! Happy to have the camera back out…bummed that the weather had different ideas. http://tippingpointphotography.zenfolio.com/ccc2013indianlakes2

    Also, friendly reminder from one of your sponsoring CCC photographers: Feel free to view, enjoy and share these pics (and buy some prints if you want a keepsake of your awesomeness!), but please don’t swipe them via screen shot or other methods to post online. Thanks in advance for understanding. :o)

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  13. It was a great course and I appreciate all the efforts the organizers put in to making the race in tough conditions.

    I left a black, white, and red long-sleeved jersey (“Ten 27 Cycling Club” across the chest) at the start chute before the Masters 50+ race. It was gone when I went to retrieve it, after the start chute had been taken down. If anyone has it, please bring it to Melas Park for me. Thank you.

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  14. Once again on behalf of the Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort I wish to thank all of the riders, spectators, sponsors, teams,volunteers, CCC, and anyone else who I missed ( sorry ) for the wonderful job this weekend.. As always the Cyclocross community conducted themselves in the highest regard and its been genuine pleasure to host your event. We look to seeing you again in the future.
    As always here are some Sat photos .. fun for the whole family
    https://picasaweb.google.com/108633646868576242501/CCross2013

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  15. All pics are uploading now:

    8:45 Masters 40+: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/2013-CCC9-Bloomingdale/845-Masters-40

    9:45 Masters 30+ | 9:48 Single Speed: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/2013-CCC9-Bloomingdale/945-Masters-30-948-Single-Speed

    10:45 Women Cat 1/2/3 | 10:48 Masters 50+ | Masters 60+: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/2013-CCC9-Bloomingdale/1045-Women-Cat-123-1048-Masters

    They should be done uploading in a few hours (maybe by 11pm) here is a taste of what I was able to catch before the clouds opened up. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.464966700290000.1073741833.244991145620891&type=1

    Let me know if you want a pic in black & white (or back to color) Thanks for all the orders, conversation, & general fun times, your support is what keeps me coming back.

    Thanks for not spitting on me & running me over too!
    ~Matt

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        • Um, did you take a look outside? Winds were measured at 90mph (okay, 89mph) and trees were being thrown around. While I wish we could have raced, it was the right call. In any case, the stated policy of ILR would have meant *maybe* one more race would have been run before nightfall.

          I’m out money, gas, and time, too. That’s life. It doesn’t suck pretty hard, it’s just an inconvenience.

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    • When we sign up, the standard condition is that there are no refunds, no exceptions. As bummed as I am about not racing yesterday, it’s not hard to understand that there are still costs associated to the venue, race officials, timing, moving all the race infrastructure. I am in awe of the teams (thank you!) that organize each of these races for what is really a modest cost to participants compared to just about any 5km run..

      Thanks to the weekend’s organizers. The lap timing is very informative.

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  16. In the haste to avoid the storm, I left my pit wheels in the pit. Zip 303s wrapped in Clement MDXs in a Stans No Tubes bag. Did anyone grab them?

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      • Jeff, I got hold of Mike Rosenstiehl with SCW and he said my wheels would be at this week’s race. He said to look for Steve Feehery who would be officiating. If you left your wheels in the pit too, I assume this would apply to you as well.

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  17. Thanks for a fantastic race, great venue, didn’t think the course could be better than it had been but you really outdid yourselves. Thanks again for the lap timing, really appreciated.

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  18. Here is day 2 of the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort 40+ race before the monsoon rolled in. It was fairly muddy from the wet weekend so had to periodically wipe mud off the lens.

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  19. Hey guys yesterday was great besides the weather of course, but your local CCC Photog’s where out weathering the weather with you lol, heres the link to shots yesterday all first half of the day before the weather issues.

    Also due to the dramatic and tragic events from yesterday in Washington, IL 50% of the proceeds from this album will go to a family in need down in Washington due to the aftermath of the super storms they encountered. Im headed down that way this week to document the aftermath of the super storms as well.

    Glad everyone here made it safely home

    http://creativemindsphotography.smugmug.com/CyclocrossRacing/Hilton-Indian-Lakes-Resort

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  20. Lap timing was pretty amazing! Great weekend.

    Thanks to the SCW and everyone for putting a great race weekend. Favorite moment, Steve Feehery all psych’d up rolling to the line, ready to rock the 3s field. Number on the wrong side.

    Pleasure to re-pin you Steve!

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  21. The course changes were awesome this year! Thanks so much for the timing. Love it!! HUGE THANKS to the organizers and volunteers.

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  22. I think some one might have picked up my gloves (black and white gore full finger Ladies sm/m) on Saturday. I got too hot during my race and threw them to the side. I’ll check lost and found Sunday but just wanted to inquire. Thanks! Epic fun race!

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  23. blue and gray Prevost backpack left at Campton Cross – we unearthed this backpack, filled with what looks to be kids’ winter clothing. I’ll take it to Melas and drop it off to the lost and found at around noon

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  24. I left a black specialized propero II helmet at the race in the midst of tearing down tents in the pouring rain. if anyone has it let me know. thanks

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