155 Lytro living pictures
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Hey there, it’s Jason from Jayloo.com and …….
3,000 photos of every racer broken down by each race. http://bit.ly/1osNOae
2014 CCC#7 PSI Clocross 4 Life Cat 4/5:
(Should be live by morning)
Thanks for posting! I smacked the tree on the left at ~ 12:19. Cool overlay on the vids.
2014 CCC#7 PSI Clocross 4 Life Men’s Cat 4:
Ryan – did you happen to record the 4/5 also? I crashed spectacularly a few spots in front of you (I think it was you) during lap 2 and was hoping the world could witness my incompetence.
It’s finishing up processing and I should have it up tomorrow (Thursday).
Lost & Found help, please! I left my gray and white striped long sleeve women’s jersey by the start line and totally forgot to pick it up. It is a women’s small, made by Luna. Did anyone happen to pick it up?
crotch cam is the best
Cat 1/2/3 #CrotchCam
Ugh – I should just start in the back…
Course photographers don’t get near enough thanks. So rad to have Jayloo and Snowy Mountain braving the cold and wind and heckles to take snaps of our ugly mugs.
You are welcome! I figure if you all are racing I will shoot it.
Lots of photos of every rider. First 3 races done.
Higher res images available on http://www.jayloo.com – all photos are broken down by race.
Masters 35+ http://on.fb.me/1wMWxWG
Masters 45/55+ http://on.fb.me/1wcWfUR
Junior 15-18 & Single Speed http://on.fb.me/1xnKtKu
Still working on the rest.
I thought the laps were a great length, and overall an awesome course.
I left a black Endura hooded jacket in the start chute after the cat 4 race, if anyone picked it I will be at Indian lakes both days. Thanks so much in advance if anyone found it!
Thanks Rob and all our friends at PsiMet for putting on a great race. We captured a few pics we thought we’d share with you all. We know some of you are going to JingleCross, but the rest we’ll see next week at Indian Lakes!
M & N
Fun course Rob! Love that we finally had some sand, and that it was even more technical thanks to a turn in the middle of it. Really dug the fast off camber descents on the back half of the course and the descents in the wooded sections that encouraged us to let it hang out and pray for the best. Great balance of sections that 1) really separated based on technical ability, and 2) tipped a hat towards the power riders.
Masters 45+ Video
Part 1 – http://youtu.be/7R9VZN-dqfc?list=UU2rMrYfJZDWVQbUB9IjgjLA
Part 2 – http://youtu.be/IUs9MMLlOZU?list=UU2rMrYfJZDWVQbUB9IjgjLA
Master 35+ Me likey this course a lot. Thanks Rob!
Back at it. https://vimeo.com/111387997
Best yet in my opinion! Awesome work… Love the sandpit scene, flights in the woods, and the long flight where speed of the riders on the straightaway is clear… Woop!
Video pulled? Did you fail to secure the appropriate copyrights on the music? I wasn’t able to see the whole thing before my morning meetings.
The video got pulled due to fact that Robert Curtis name was mentioned. It went from a PG13 to a hard R due to him. Here is the modified version, thank Rob when you see him.https://vimeo.com/111485222
Sorry in advance for any inconvenience it may have caused.
All of your videos have been excellent. Would be tough to pick a “best” but this would be a contender. Great job!
Well done j gatto. Agreed, they’ve all been great, but this one goes to 11.
Love the Charles Atlas-esque sand in your face/lens moment during the 3’s sufferfest!
Man J you covered every nook and cranny of the race. Well done! This is better than BTB because it’s Chicago CX style. I look forward to it every week. Thank you!
Rob Curtis always a great race!
I’m glad you guys had a change of heart on the course. The original race course would have been ridiculously brutal and super slow. Had much fun and there was finally sand.
That course had so much variety to it and it was so much fun. Thanks to everybody who set it up (and tore it down) and to all the officials for all of their work. It was great to be able to get out and race, even if I was slow and got pulled … as usual.
I get that you need to pull lapped riders, but getting pulled from 30something place in the SS race when I was on lead lap doesnt make much sense, especially when the course is open for pre-riders for 10-15 min between races.
Isn’t the course open for pre-riders precisely *because* slow riders are pulled and the course is cleared in a timely fashion?
Its my understanding that pre-rides shouldn’t begin until the leaders have at least finished. People were jumping on before the leaders had finished. Still doesnt make sense to me.
I can understand the frustration that people have with this every week, but I think talking to the officials in a nice manner (and using the feedback option on USA cycling when you view results) is the best way to address it, not venting here where it’s questionable if they’ll see it or not.
And lseemann is right – one of the reasons to pull some of the riders way back is so you can pre-ride if you’re in a later race. Always trade-offs, and the officials are trying to be fair to everyone.
Maybe I should have used the USAC option, but my experience has suggested officials are usually busy running a race on race day. I usually try to leave them alone.
I think you’ve officially gone right back into a circle here. Perhaps they have things keeping them busy even during the “free” time between the race… hence they are pulling people who are at risk of being lapped in order to keep things on time and make it easier to score.
There were several of us starting our last lap still on the lead lap with a gap on the leaders. Look, I understand that its not an easy job, but a lot of us pay hard earned money, take time, and race hard. Getting pulled with 1 to go while still on lead lap sucks
You are supposed to get pulled while on the lead lap.
I understand I might be the only one who feels this way, but my $0.02 is that it seems a bit odd that people on lead lap RACING for places get pulled at 1 to go so other people can PRERIDE. That’s just my thoughts. Irks me hard right now because it was a great course and a wonderful event. This was just a huge buzz kill
Perhaps it seems odd because that gap between races isn’t there just so people can “PRERIDE.”
Just a thought, but it might be worth your time to volunteer at one of these races, or even become an official and see exactly what’s going on behind the scenes. You might have a different perspective on that 15 minutes if you saw the back end of one of a day of races.
I doubt the schedule was changed this year to give people more time to pre-ride. I’m betting it had a lot more to do with giving the officials time to properly score 100 riders in mixed fields while simultaneously getting everybody corralled and started for the next race.
First, cyclocross races in the CCC are timed events, not distance-based. In two of the last three races for which lap times were available courtesy of One2Go, 30th place in the single speed was 4:54 and 4:55 behind the leaders after roughly 30 minutes. The leaders finished in 29-30 minutes in both races, and the last riders who were allowed to finish on the lead lap finished almost 10 minutes later. That leaves 5 minutes for sorting out results, posting, staging, and starting the next race. At Dan Ryan Woods all SS racers past 10th place in the were pulled with one lap to go. This irked some, but the leaders finished in 37:46 in what is supposed to be a 30 minute race. Had all riders been allowed to complete the same number of laps as the leader, it would have approached an hour long race for the end of the field.
If I extrapolate the difference between my time and the leaders times in those three races (using myself as a standard because I know my lap times at PSIcx from my Garmin) I would estimate that Mike Conroy was doing 6:20 – 6:40 per laps which means he would have gotten to do five laps for a race time of about 33-35minutes. If the previous relationship held, then 30th place in the SS would have been pulled right around 29 – 30 minutes after the start of the race. Which is just about right.
Second, USAC rule 4G(b) states: “The number of 80% is merely an approximation based on a typical course; the intent is that all riders should be pulled before they are lapped.”
If trailing riders are not pulled before being lapped, they may still interfere with the outcome of the race. #Koppenbergcross
This is really one of the best replies one could have. Nathan is spot on. There is no conspiracy to yank riders so pre-rides can occur. Pre-ride is just an incidental privilege. Not really on topic, but how about some love for the races being ON TIME? That is huge, and quite a testament to the great job that the officials do from staging to scoring and everything in between. Secondly, I totally understand how much work promoters, course volunteers, officials, and registration (entry and results) staff do that when I was a rider, I never fully grasped because I had a singular focus on my goal of my ride.
So here’s how I see the issue at hand. I believe the policy is letting everyone race as long as possible. They (officials) often sent riders onto their final lap who were well back (much to the dismay of many of them, as I witnessed by their facial expressions). They started to retire riders only when they were expecting the winner, maybe a minute or two in advance. As stated, the timed event means riders going out one more lap might be out there 10 minutes after the winner, giving the final rider a 40 minute race for the price of 30 minutes.
Separately, the pre-ride option serves everyone who follows the simple rules well, i.e. not interfering with live racing, staying behind all the riders still out there. It may actually not leave enough time for a whole lap IF you are in the next race as staging begins PROMPTLY 10 minutes before the start (again, ON time all day last Sunday plus or minus two to three mins). It makes more sense to pre-ride the course two races before your event, as you wouldn’t have to rush to the start line. Remember, late stagers and bad pin jobs are the primary contributors to foiling an on time departure. Heck, we started once or twice just ahead of S.S.T. (scheduled start time) due to the fact that ALL were checked in since the rules allow for that.
I hope this helps on understanding. Just my opinion. I salute everyone who pinned on a race number, and wish you great fun, excitement, and success in all the cyclocross races you do.