Hello Everyone, there are 600 images from Randall Oaks Cyclocross on the link below…
password: crosscup (case sensitive)
Contact: Paolo Cascio
Hello everyone, there are 600 Images from last weeks cyclocross event at Randall Oaks on the link below.
password: crosscup (case sensitive)
Contact: Paolo Cascio Photography
email: [email protected]
Did anyone happen to find a grey short-sleeve Craft base layer? It would’ve likely been near the Intent tent.
Sorry for the double post. Not sure why I woke up at 4am and posted it again…
Did anyone happen to find a grey short sleeved Craft base layer? It would’ve either been near the porta-johns near registration or the Team Intent tent.
Thank you to Main Street Bicycles for putting on a great race. Photos from the day are located here: http://www.snowymountainphotography.com/Sports/Cyclocross/2015-Cyclocross/CCC1504RandallOaksCX/
Nathan and Morleigh
Awesome course and venue! I vote next year we do both Randall Oaks and Carpenter Park.
Cat 3 Lap 1
45+ Full race. You’re in it if you finished around 20-25th
Great course. Thanks everyone!
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy a great day of cross. Special thanks to Dundee Township PD for letting use their “made for cross” awesome park.
I’ll have the payouts that were not picked up at this race at Bartlett. Reminder, the lost and found box is getting big already, usually found at the reg tent. CCC is not a laundry service, so come get it.
You can email me if you have any questions.
awesome course, probably my favorite this year so far!
Any idea who I should contact about a results mistake. I was placed as 20th in the W4 on the results sheet (and the email sent to all the W4s) at the race, but am not in the CCC spreadsheet results or USAC results. I registered day-of, so that’s probably the problem. HEWLP! That’s a solid 11 points for staging next race!
Ashley, we already received your 2 emails and we are trying to figure out what happened. Hold tight.
Pics of W4, W123, M4, M4/5 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10101726072713617.1073741838.37616672&type=1&l=f2eec13013
Cat 4/5 With Some Wrecks
Kudos to Main Street Bicycles for designing another stellar course. Very challenging and a hell of a lot of fun to ride.
Here are my videos from the men’s 4 and 4/5 races:
Masters 35, flatted last lap.
Great, fast course. A big shootout to the SRAM neutral Zone guys who are always there to help and allow us to continue to race after having mechanical issues.
Pics from all the morning races, 35+, 45+, 55+, SS, wcat4, juniors
Or this link https://flic.kr/s/aHsknrNfsh
Nice pics Bob!
I don’t see a problem. Looks incidental to me, but it’s tough to tell. If anything the guy who didn’t crash was in the tape and getting out of it, but again, tough to tell. CX is going to have some rubbing and therefore some crashing. You try and be polite as you can, but it’s a race and emotions are going. Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you. I hope dude was ok. All just my stupid opinion.
Don’t see a problem with it. I do see a problem with throwing your bike though & screaming at him “You’re going to die MF’er.”
yeah, that’s not ok…
From what I heard about the incident, the two were clearly battling for position. The rider on the right threw two elbows, and on the second one said “f you” as he knock the rider down. He did get up and yell some profanity at the other rider, but in the heat of the moment, I’m sure my emotions would have got the best of me also. I understand that it’s expected to rub bars with another rider occasionally, but throwing elbows isn’t cool!
Yeah, that’s probably a little much.
I don’t see a problem. Each rider is fighting for position and rubbing. The screaming and profanity should land those riders with a DQ. No excuse for that. It’s bike racing and a family event take your language elsewhere.
Since I was the one who went down in this, I will say you are all correct; my actions after going down are not excusable. I am embarrassed that I said it, and I apologize to the CX community, CCC, USAC officials, and the guy who I tangled with. I immediately apologize to the spectators, tried to cool myself down a bit, and then walked over to the officials because I thought this was a better alternative than directly confronting the other guy.
As far as the crash is concerned, and a little reflection and being able to see the video, I have come to a couple of conclusions. First, at the cat 3 level, most of us do not have a future in getting paid to race. Thus, we have to remember that we have to work to support ourselves and families. In my case, maybe I should’ve just let the guy go by me. I can say that I was battling for position. One can see there was a rider that was a little slower up front and we were trying to find a way around. Thus, I wasn’t going to give up position going into the short single track. I firmly believe if you didn’t have the position, that wasn’t a place to pass. The next part was arguably where you could say I blocked a bit. Again, the pace slowed coming out of single track and then it went hard again. I didn’t want to give it up my position. We leaned into each other, both recovered and then the final incident. I am off to the middle off balanced, and what the camera really doesn’t catch as well is the elbow and/or heavy lean, and it certainly doesn’t catch the “eff you” uttered by the other racer as I am crashing. So yes, I was pretty hot at that point, a little out of it after hitting my head.This still does not justify my words! My only argument is that just after the barriers it really opened up and offered numerous places to pass, it just seemed to be more logical. That was my intent to try to get the two guys in front of me in that section, I mean we were in the 25 – 35 place range at this point in the race with 1.5 laps to go and absolutely no chance of winning. So it was probably stupid of either of us to be trying to win an extra spot at that point in the race with our health on the line.
So is rubbing racing? I don’t know. I can say I am ok today with some scrapes, sore shoulder, and minor bruising to the body and ego. My bike is fine and I am ready to give another whirl next week, hopefully with a more relaxed frame of mind.
Two conclusions from a lot of bike racing: 1. race winnings are worth twice as much as “normal” money and
2. insults/threats are worth 1/2 of what they are in “real” life.
I love Monday mornings after a CX race.
Cross is tough, there is a mix of emotion and exhaustion and that sometimes changes people’s reactions. The language is never okay, but a little lean or push of an elbow is okay in my book as long as those come from the need of preventing a crash or getting tangled. If the hand is coming off the bar to throw an elbow then that’s not okay. I’d say it looks like fighting for position from both sides. While I’m sure there were better places to pass, that doesn’t really play a role. Waiting around for a wide place to pass generally just means losing time. I try to be safe and fair in my passing when I race but I will take a shot at making a pass that I feel I can make and I’m sure that rider was thinking the same.
This sort of situation is a constant concern for me as well. I don’t generally mind racing close (after the start anyway…) and there are many others racers that feel the same way. And that’s awesome, that I can have an all-out position battle 20 spots back in the 4’s race. I love it! But at the same time I recognize that not everyone in the 4s (and probably even the 3s) that feels the same way. So I try to feel it out as I’m racing. I won’t race someone tight unless “it’s on”, and it usually doesn’t seem hard to tell whether “it’s on” or not.
Applying this to your situation, by trying to take a defensive posture, arguably you had declared that “it was on”. Now, that doesn’t condone hard leans and cursing (if that was the case, it looked fair to me) but he had a right to fight for the place if he got even with you, which it looks like he did do In that case you should have conceded him more racing room, especially with the course stake approaching.
A complete long-shot in the “lost and found” realm, but here goes nothing. Lost: Silver Claddagah ring. In light of this, I have become a pro at finding all of the safety pins in the grass. If found, please e-mail: [email protected]. A reward of beer and the sincerest of gratitude is in store for anyone who knows the whereabouts of this precious item.
I left a front wheel in the grass parking lot closest to Randall Rd at the end of the day. Black disc wheel with no decals and pdx clinchers mounted.
If anybody picked up please let me know ([email protected]
We found your wheel Justin, I’ll bring it next week.
I loved this venue! A great course. I’d come back in a heart beat.. if invited. Thanks Main Street for putting on a great party. Well worth the drive down!
Masters 45+ Part 1 https://youtu.be/RAYpBh8al4E
Part 2 – https://youtu.be/rJpUIfzjnmw
Here are some photos from Randal Park
Some snaps from today: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100179758464712.1073741827.32100626&type=1&l=921204b3f3
I think you can tag yourselves if you want. If you can’t let me know and I can fudge with the settings.
or flickr if you like that se tup better
can’t tag anyone!
I found out that unless I set up a facebook page people can’t tag themselves. oops. I figured it would be buried in the privacy/security settings somewhere. Feel free to download or share the pics though. If you can’t just shoot me an email and I can send you a copy.
If I’m mistaken and there is an easy way to fix this just let me know and I’ll try.
Thanks for a great race for everybody who was involved. It was a fantastic day. Here’s a bunch of pictures from the Masters 45/55, assorted Juniors, Women’s Cat 4 and some early Cat 3. Next time I’ll try to do specific galleries, but I’m still learning Google Photo. https://goo.gl/photos/z1DUS5ni11NJYFe56
Another great race put on, thanks to all that put in the hard work to make this happen. Each week with unique challenges is what makes this such a great series.
Masters 55 plus
Hey everyone, I race for team carborocket, and today our tent was right by registration, in between the bicycle heaven tent and the element tent. When we were packing up, we misplaced my black mesh drawstring bag with basically everything I use on a daily basis (wallet, keys, phone, school id, drivers license, debit card, change of clothes). If anyone mightve picked it up on accident, please contact me at [email protected], or my coach, Brad Keyes, at 801-580-6479. I have a reward for whoever has it. All of the identifying stuff is marked with my name, James Langford. Let me know ASAP, because I cant get into my dorm without it, functionally making me homeless. Thank you so much!
I sent you an e-mail, we found it!
I’m pretty sure the official (Dee Dee) has it.
I met up with James’ Mum on Monday and James has his bag.
I loved the Randall Oaks course, it was great. I’m already sad that we won’t get to go back again, kudos to the organizers!
Had a chance to try out new camera today. Thanks to you riders for helping me! Put up pics on flickr:
Great looking course but glad I had camera and left bike home.