Super challenging and looong course. Loved it!
Any news on the Cat 5 racer who was injured in the mud pit?
Hoping he is ok, and will be able to make a strong and quick recovery.
I was really impressed by the medical response team. Very competent and well organized. Glad you’re out there for us.
Hope that rider makes a quick and complete recovery.
Your website has to be the eliotrcnec Swiss army knife for this topic.
Most are of us, but here are some pics. Thanks for a killer course guys!
Masters 35+. I’m not sure what this is all about. At the first muddy barrier run up a rider with his hand grabs another riders wheel preventing the other rider from moving forward (2:24). Masters = Gentlemen. DUDE CHILL OUT! https://youtu.be/iq-aICqY9Cc
To my eye, the wheel was hooked on his handlebars, so he grabbed it to unhook it. But who knows.
Upon further review, jersey was stuck on valve stem. No foul & no need to chill out. Play on. https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/117320494792089500912/6339884695006770690
Thanks Gentlemen for pointing that out. It looked so aggressive in the moment. I’m glad we can discuss. Race on!
this is one of my teamates whos bibs where caught on the other guys valve stem. He was trying to get unstuck and the guy just ripped his wheel away tearing a big whole in his bibs….was kinda a dick move. If you listen he says hang on…?
Masters 45+. Just a couple laps before my bike change. Thank you Beverly Bike*VeePak for always making an amazing course and bike festival. https://youtu.be/Qgpcc11ZqwQ
During yesterday’s 4/5 race, one of our teammates had a facial collision resulting in rushing to ER. He’s got stitching and seeing an oral surgeon, but no neurological trauma or broken bones.
We, +one Cycling as a team, wanted to thank Beverly Bike – Vee Pak who were extremely prompt in addressing and handling the situation.
Also, we would like to thank all CCC racers, friends/family and spectators who helped and provided well wishes and prayers.
Thanks again to BB/VP for putting up such a great/fun course. We’ll be back!
Glad to hear your rider is doing okay. Heal up fast & strong and let us know if we can do anything for you at all.
The entire BBVP squad as well as Tony & Joe (CCC series EMTs and BBVP members) like to have fun but are 100% professional when it comes to rider safety and injuries. We are very lucky to have them at every race.
I meant to write no broken “cervical bones” in my earlier entry. CT scan did show facial fractures. But again, he’ll recover. Thanks all for support.
Cat 4: https://youtu.be/7RUk4a4S_CU
Cat 4/5: https://youtu.be/jDc8yk89egM
Mad props to the BBVP team in designing another incredible course. Best of the series in my opinion. Moat is genius! Well done. Can’t wait to see what they have in store for next year’s course. Hope the injured Plus One rider makes a full recovery.
Cat 4 mud on the camera most of the race, smashed my tailbone at 3:40
Since this was a muddy course, where do you fellow city dwellers clean your bikes? I took mine to a car wash with manual coin operated power washers. This was fine until this super sketchy pedaller started “helping” me. “Take the rest of my quarters buddy.” “Bye!” Ok, so it was on the west side of Humboldt Park too…
That was probably Mikey from West Town Bikes lol
I just use a hose and a brush out back behind my apartment building, but I know a few shops offer bike cleaning for ~$25 or so.
Are there any professional photos for Hopkins or DRW? I have been checking and checking and checking Snowy Mountain and Tipping Point every day for two weeks and nothing from Hopkins. TP only has photos from Jrs and single speed (though the blog says that “photos would be added from Women’s 4” nothing has been added) Where can I find professional photos of the race? Are there professional photographers for the rest of the races in the series?
Hi LMB, as we were headed out of town for a vacation the day after Hopkins Park (and just got home) we did not shoot as we usually do for either race you mention.
We have already scouted the new location for the Carpenter Park race this Sunday and will be on site to capture all of the awesome that the CCC family offers up to our lenses.
Stop by the SnowyMountain Photography tent (its red) and say hello to Nathan and I. We always love to meet the people we are photographing in person.
See you on Sunday,
We need more intihgss like this in this thread.