Write-up by Andrew Haala who raced the 4As and the 4Bs on a Fuji Track Pro fixed. Is there some sort of prize for that?
Also, photos by teammate Andrew Santos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewgospastic/sets/72157627866726890/detail/
The prize for riding a fixed gear is a “DQ” next to your name in the results.
I thought the prize was my first finish in the points? 😀
Photos posted here for M123 and 4As.
Lots of awesome bunny hopping shots…Scott really knows how to fly, as does JasonK!
Dan Ryan is the first event listed.
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Wow, what service! Above and beyond the call of duty. Our officials are awesome!
Wonder if I can get my 7th place back…hehe
Enzo’s 50+ race report.
Podium photos for Masters 40+ to Cat 4A races are posted at:
Here are some…
Great course …excellent mixture of terrain! Loved the technical downhill. Can you imagine that course in the mud?
First lap of the 4B race. Classy heckling, clean passes, and a great course. Very well organized! Thank you all.
Thanks to everyone who set up and worked the race on Sunday it was a very good course. The new call up is great hope it stays around for many years to come.
I have a bunch of items that were left at the race yesterday. I’ll be running reg on Friday and Saturday for the Psycho races and will have the stuff with me. Please let me know if any of this is yours. For wheels or sunglasses, you’re going to need to describe them. 🙂
I think I’m missing a single arm warmer…might that be in your pile? :o)
Liz I think there is an arm warmer, possibly even two in the pile of stuff. I’ll check tonight for you.
Surprised no one has claimed the wheels. If no one claims all this stuff, do I get to keep it?!?
Hats off to BBVP & CCC for an awesome course Sunday … using the space in DRWs to near perfection. Great show!
Thanks to Beverly Bike-Vee Pak for one awesome cyclocross course. The changes to this years course make this track a candidate for any USGP or UCI race. The tricky technical downhill is the only thing the big boys would eliminate, though I am a fan of that section. It was very difficult every time through, one blink and you would be on the ground. A+ rating.
Interestingly, the one thing that was repeated over and over by KFC and TJ at USAC’s CX Promoters Conference was that courses in the US were not difficult enough to prepare them for the sorts of features they encounter at a major Euro race and suggested more technical features were introduced.
The top five most difficult (and scary…) CX courses I’ve raced on were all in Europe, and most were UCI sanctioned events.
I agree, BBVP did a great job with the course at DRW. I loved it!
I’d certainly like to see the courses more technical as well, but that may be because it plays more into my favor. On the flip side, I certainly don’t want every course to feel the same, so some courses which are very technical and others that have wide open drag races make for a nice mix. In the end, as long as we’re on grass/dirt/mud with barriers and some course tape, I’m pleased.
As one with a clear bias against anything more technical than the lakeshore path, I love the creativity and one one-upsmanship from our various course designers. Even when it works against me, the diversity is an asset and rewards the well-rounded rider. Pinwheels and twisty turns one Sunday, fast barriers and bunnyhops the next. Something different each week, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the remaining races.
I love the fast barriers! They are what make CX fun for me! I was terrible at them last year, but this year bring ’em on!
Not sure how the results actually work since this is my 2nd race, but in the 4B I definitely passed someone right before the finish line, and a couple buddies of mine only completed 2 laps where I did 3 and I’m showing as dead last.
Not to say I didn’t put out a dead last performance, just curious
It happens. There’s a 15-minute window after results are posted during which you can request corrections from officials, who are usually more than happy to check their notes or video and make appropriate changes. After that, though, results are set in stone.
Thanks for the info! I’ll keep that in mind.
I highly suggest reading Luke’s other 30+ Tips for new racers! It’s a must read.
As officials we try really hard to make sure that we get the scoring correct but mistakes sometimes happen. Please make sure to inquire on any results issues AT the race and keep in mind the 15 minute protest period noted in your USAC rule book. After those 15 minutes, payouts and such are final so it’s on you as the rider to check your results before then.
We appreciate your inquiry however so I had the CJ take a look at the scoring sheets and it turned out it was an entry error made when entering the results into the computer. A rider was two laps down and that was entered next to your name by mistake. The CJ reviewed and corrected this typo and the results have been reposted to USAC.
Please make sure to check your results after your race before heading home going forward. There is no obligation to correct anything after the day is over and corrections days later will not be done. Thanks for coming out and racing and we hope we continue to see you through out the series!
Wow, what service! Above and beyond the call of duty. Our officials are awesome!
Also, please send questions on results to either us at ChicagoCrossCup@gmail.com or contact the race promoter (who will get in contact w/ the USAC officials). We don’t monitor all of the comments that get posted automatically here on the CCC site in real time.
Hey, thanks! I was content using the last place finish as motivation for next race, but this is great!
Thanks so much!
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Hahaha…excellent job capturing the wipeouts
Nice job Paul. Thanks.
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Great race yesterday! Loved the course and the new call-up procedure. Thanks to all the volunteers for putting this together.
good times were had. lots of strong racing yesterday!
Great course on Sunday. Great organization and support by BBVP and the CCC. Thanks for an excellent day of racing.
Masters 40+ Photos
Masters 30+ Photos
Women 1, 2, 3 and Masters 50+ and 60 + Photos
Women 4 and Juniors Photos
More photos soon.
Thanks for getting the 40+. Great shots as always.
“Race report” by Mrs. McLaughlin: http://ellisandco.tumblr.com/post/11271927872/sunday-in-the-park-with-scott-ellis
Scott’s comeback was legendary. Dead last after half a lap to second in a very strong 1/2/3 field? Bonkers.
Thanks, Gavin…and thanks to the spectators and Allan Thom on the mike for motivating Scott to chase. The *real* race report is here: http://sramfactorycyclocross.blogspot.com/2011/10/weak-link.html?spref=tw
Awesome shot!! Love you pictures thanks for taking them!
Photos from the Masters, Women, Juniors, Cat 3, Cat 1/2/3, and Cat 4 races are now online:
great shots as always, Ed.
Photos from the Master’s 30+, Men’s 1-2-3, and the start of the 4As.
Select photos from the day are up.
And the new call-up system was great!
Callups went great and without a hitch my two races…Thanks to CCC and their volunteers for improving the process.
Here are some photos I took of the end of the 1/2/3s race and the 4As. If you aren’t in there, it’s b/c you were riding too fast and were therefore blurry. Great race Beverly and Stack and Van Til! http://www.flickr.com/photos/nessabree/sets/72157627857480388/
Here are some pretty bad pictures of the Cat 3 race, and the W4 start.
Dan Ryan Woods 2011 – Ladies Cat 1,2,3 & Masters 50+
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gret video RedBaron. I was yelling at my computer screen cheering them on.
Michael, Thanks for taking and posting the video! = )
Very well done! Aways fun to see that blank “cyclocross” stare on my face.
Thanks RedBarron. Even if there is now proof that I stink!
where are the results?
All full results here: http://www.usacycling.org/events/?state=IL
DRW results here: http://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2011-3024
2011 Overall standings here: http://goo.gl/6el33
Success and failure bunny hopping the log…
Good to see course designers putting in elements that encourage people to jump over them. Better for the spectators and racers alike. Too many 18″ barriers on slow uphill corners. Keep some of those, but add some of these risk vs. reward elements too They make the course more exciting. Many USGP and certainly European courses… often have objects that require the choice of jump or dismount. Not all 16″-18″ barriers 5 feet apart.
Great power layout today, the early dew made it even more challengeing , super fast straight aways, painful but I know I had a good time. To top it off I didn’t get pulled (even though I was secretly hoping to be. Thanks to everyone who worked for todays race it really was a great day.
aaaand Mike takes the chicken!
Haters, here are lots of mostly blurry pictures on 30+, W123, W4 & Juniors.