Great race course today, kudos to CCC – I bet no other CX race in the world had a drone mounted camera like we did this morning!
Probably not… since 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZs0mTiUBlM
It’s not a new idea.
I’ve spent the afternoon debating on tossing this out there, since I was pretty fired up at the race, but please, PLEASE, make sure you aren’t on the course during the race. Once races are done, PLEASE enter the course AFTER the finish line to ensure you aren’t interfering with the race outcome.
On the final lap of the SS race I lost 3-4 seconds to a woman pre-riding the course with about 4 turns left in the race. 3-4 seconds doesn’t seem like much, but it allowed the 4th place riding to close what little gap I had and nearly cost me the podium…..to the tune of about a wheel length.
Announcements are made to enter the course after the finish line to avoid this exact scenario. I’m fine with having to make my way through traffic on the course when people are racing, but I really don’t think riders should be forced into making their way through traffic that isn’t even racing at the time.
“make sure you aren’t on the course during the race….if you aren’t racing”
Brandon is absolutely, 100% correct here. No rider should ever, ever, ever enter the course to preview it in front of the finish line. Always enter AFTER the finish line. Besides getting in the way of riders finishing and often times sprint for placings, your out of place bib # will cause errors with the officials scoring the race. Thanks.
I forgot a Powertap wheel and Blackburn mag trainer near the staging area today. Did anyone pick that stuff up, or who can i talk with to get that back?
Thank you in advance.
Chimay really got you Andrew G!
Trainer will be at Campton Cross but we did not find a wheel.
Fantastic course today. It had a little of everything that makes CX so much fun.
On a different note, the Cat 3 men’s official results include a mistake. A lapped rider was scored in fourth place. They supposedly fixed this on-site, but the mistake made it into the official results.
Anyone know if this is going to be changed? It’s reflected in the overall standings as well.
Yeah, if we could at least fix the overall standings it would be much appreciated.
Keep your thermal tights on… we’re working on it.
This is strange. I believe the result was protested and changed and the payouts were handed out to reflect the revised result.
Cat 4 Race:
Thanks for the video shots of me during the race!
Found: Camping chair on Foster near the end of the trail after the 4/5 race. Tell me the brand and color of your chair and I’ll bring it next week.
Cat 4/5 Race:
^^^Endo at 23:00 with resulting creative shifter fix at 23:20 and 23:30…
We are taking a “divide and conquer” strategy for today’s race, and posting photos in batches starting with the Master’s 40+. All photos from today will be posted to this gallery, hopefully sometime on Monday. Check back often.
We will be posting photos to our Facebook page as well, for sharing and tagging. Please let us know if you’d like to be added to that gallery for your 15 seconds of internet fame.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement both on the course and behind the lens.
Morleigh and Nathan
Photos from all races have been added to this gallery. If you’d like to purchase a physical print, the lab that processes our images will send you a high quality copy in less a week, or you can download a copy instantly. If you are unhappy with the quality of your print, we will buy it back from you.
Thank you Nathan! Great pictures. I bought one (and also shared on FB from your album).
Go ahead and ignore that!
Morleigh and Nathan, Thank you for taking the time on Sunday to shoot some great pics of me (and my team). I love them. You have done a great job making this beginner look like he knows what he is doing and that is not an easy task I am sure!
I lost a green and black Mavic rain jacket. Did it make it to the lost and found?
I don’t think so but check with us just in case.
NINJA MODE ACTIVATE!!!!!!!!
Hey guys its Daylan, here are 284 photos from yesterdays event, once again I thank you all for giving me the opportunity to shoot you all being awesometacular!!!!!!!!
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Once again thanks guys I’m sure ill be getting a bike one of these months now lol y’all got me hooked lol.
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Link To Photo’s
Photos from the Mens 40+…unfortunately it’s the only race I got to stay for so that’s it from me for photos this time. Still working my way through the Carpentersville photos.
Great course! Jim, you and your team outdid yourself this year. Reversing the course and putting in the double uphill bunny jumps, which I endo’ed on with an almost near perfect nose wheelie, was a great way to reinvent a course.
Yes awesome course, lot of fun.
A big shout out to Dave Schrauth for once again providing the poduim ale.
I’ve noticed that the CAT 4/5 races have been ending around 25 minutes. Is this normal? I am new to cross racing this year, but I thought that once you hit the 30 minute mark you finish the lap that you are. Who marks the end of the race? The officials or just when the leaders stop racing? I feel like there should have been another lap. Great course though!
Just get your starts in and upgrade. Then you’ll be begging for races 5 minutes shorter.
^^ Agreed! The 123’s went on for 70 minutes, which was way out of order!
Yep, but I loved and hated the extra time. 1 hour 8 mins when I crossed the line
Are their separate W3s podiums this year? I seem to remember that there was last year, and a W3s leaders jersey.
Yes, there should be both. Apologies if this did not happen at ABD Sunrise Park.
Thanks! I’m sure it was just a mix up. I think Kelli was in possession of both jerseys for the first few weeks anyway, as she was still a 3.
Masters 40+ http://youtu.be/zowUKIbzwb0
Masters 30+ http://youtu.be/oQXt0BMDNkc
No 60+ podium either
Apologies as there should have been a 60+ as well. Paging Todd Busteed…
Thanks ABD for a great event! Awesome course, love the changes and the bunny hop logs. Another prime example of how small changes in a course can really make huge changes during the race.
Not a big deal but I thought I would mention it. The Jr. podiums were done during the Cat 4 race. There were a few Jrs that would have been there for the podium if it were held after the Cat 4 race. I understand there were computer problems so there was a delay so the podiums couldn’t be done prior to the Cat 4 race like normal. Just something to think about in the future. Not much reason to have a podium if there are too many people missing.
Normally the juniors podiums are scheduled for 2 p.m., during the Men’s 1/2/3’s. Unfortunately when results are delayed beyond the Men’s 1/2/3’s, there’s really no ideal time to get them done with everyone present. Just as many families likely would have gone home (not to mention podium volunteers) if juniors podiums wouldn’t have been announced until 4:15 p.m., after the Cat 4’s. Thanks for your patience, hoping for smoother sailing next week!
Good point. I reviewed the list and there were 2 people in the Cat 4 race that couldn’t be on the Jr. podiums and one person who was in the Cat 4/5 that could assuming he wasn’t warming up. By delaying it another 10 to 15 minutes, you would have risked more people leaving. By having the podiums earlier, you don’t risk more people leaving.
I didn’t look before posting. Just disappointed that I didn’t get a picture of my daughter on the podium with her best result of the year. Stuff happens and in the big picture, it doesn’t matter. Thanks for the repsonse.
Mike Scalise :
A big shout out to Dave Schrauth for once again providing the poduim ale.
it always goes down so easy and quick on Sunday night. Helps in muscle recovery I hear.
Metz in the 123 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssGzxjBDSA&w=960&h=720]
Clearly Smetz studied the video of me last weekend over and over…..
Write-up by our new guy Seth Gable: http://www.tuxedothunder.com/races/chicrosscup-6-abd-sunrise-park/
Here are the gallery links for the pictures from Sunday’s races, I’m still working my way through the over 5000+ images so not all the galleries are populated. Feel free to harass or send feedback to matthewcanephotography at gmail.com 😉
All Galleries: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise
8:45 Masters 40+: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/845-Masters-40
9:45 Masters 30+ & Single Speed: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/945-Masters-30-948-Single-Spee
(will post the rest of the links after I get them uploaded)
I stayed for all the races and tried to get a shot of everyone that raced. There were a few people that I just couldn’t seem to get in focus- maybe next week. If you were warming up you may be at the beginning or end of the gallery for the time frame you were on the course for- there were a few sweet bunny hops during warm-ups. There were also some sweet endo’s…
The rest of the galleries are up:
10:45 Women Cat 1/2/3 | 10:48 Masters 50+: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/1045-Women-Cat-123-1048-Master
11:45 Cat 3: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/1145-Cat-3
12:45 Women Cat 4 | 12:48 Junior 15-18 | 12:48:30 Junior 10-14: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/1245-Women-Cat-4-1248-Junior-1
1:30 Cat 1/2/3: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/130-Cat-123
2:45 Cat 4: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/245-Cat-4
3:30 Cat 4/5: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/330-Cat-45
Sorry for the delay… but that was a lot more than I anticipated. Let me know what you think, the camera got away from me a few times, but the more I practice, the more glorious you’ll look.
I’ll post a few of my favorites to facebook tonight.
Here’s some of the blood and glory from Sunday:
Awesome photos! Thanks
Thanks for the feedback Dave.
Did anyone shoot photos of the 4/5 race?
I did check the creative minds photography FB page & website
Yes we did.
Yes, check here: http://digitalcane.smugmug.com/Cyclocross/20131027ABDSunrise/330-Cat-45
Along with the trainer we found a blue jacket with pink lining and fur on the hood.
Blackburn trainer? Where or when could i pick this up?
Andrew, it is and we’ll have it at the Campton Cross race on Sunday. If you need it sooner please let me know and I’ll bring it to Bicycle Heaven in Geneva and you can pick it up during business hours. If we don’t see you this weekend we’ll give it to the next promoter.
Sounds good! ill see you at Campton cross. Will it be at the Bicycle heaven tent, or registration maybe? Thanks a lot for hauling it around!
You’re welcome. We’ll keep all lost and found items at registration.
We had a lot of personal bests on the day so that always makes it great. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.260502370695494.62172.127313844014348&type=1
Photos are finally up from #ABDcx. Sorry for the delay! Check them out on our Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151652119892237.1073741834.43751817236&type=3&uploaded=261