Start of the SSCX, Conroy with the hole shot – https://www.flickr.com/photos/11422915@N07/15674095388/
That was the most fun I’ve had on a bike in a long, long time. I walked in the door, and my wife said with a straight face “why are you so dirty?” Great racing everyone.
huge huge thank you the the guy who set up the powerwasher in the car park
Great course today! Sand, mud, hills. Unfortunately I brought a big bag of “suck” with me today. Still thankfull for this series!
That course was so ridiculously fun! Thanks for the great race. CCC needs more sand pits.
Wait until Montrose
Such a fun course. Anybody know where to find the 4/5 results? I get that folks were dealing with packing up the course … in the dark … and the rain … but would be nice to be able to find results somewhere. Any idea when/where they’ll be posted?
Results were posted at the race and will be at the link below as soon as we get them from the officials.
Also, links to USAC results are always here on the CCC overall GoogleSheet: http://goo.gl/x9njk7
Good to know. Thanks. And thanks for the great race. Was a blast.
I arrived a bit late so the photo count on the Masters 35+ is a little low.
157 Masters 35+ Photos
On Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1zhkZxX
Still processing and uploading. Took about 3,600 photos of all the races.
wonderful pics Jason on a beautiful CX day. Thanks
such rad pics. thanks jason.
First sand pit of the Cat 4 race I crashed into another rider and cut my knee. Finished the race covered in blood, then finished the Cat 4/5 race. 7 stitches. I educated the folks in the ER on cyclocross.
Also, if anyone found an orange Garmin XT910, it fell off my wrist somewhere during the Cat 4 race.
Back in the hospital. Leg is infected. 24-48 hours of IV antibiotics.
Bummer Art. Get well soon!
Forgot to clear memory so ran out of space during the Cat 4/5 melee.
That was awesome. What a great mix of power and technical sections, steep climbs, gradual climbs, lots of sand, and barriers placed such that they could actually be taken with some speed. Thanks for bringing out Kenny to announce; he’s great. Thanks to everyone who made this race happen. One of my favorites!
What a preposterously fun course. In 4/5s I saw a guy slide down the hill and right through the barrier in an off camber section. He had the wherewithal to call out “hey it’s slippery there guys” as we passed. It looked as though he was sliding on ice. Special thanks to all the excellent hecklers and oddly also to Bill Scheiken (CXhairs) for his recent appropriate “Your Moment of Svenness 1.1” video; I used this great advice on the “run vs ride” decisions for today, and it helped me a ton. Thanks CCC for a great series. I move this coming summer and will sincerely miss this slightly misfit band of crossers, agitators, and rebels.
Great course, the following is a good example of how not to ride it
M45+ Part 1 – http://youtu.be/2xYMbvCU6fI
Part 2 – http://youtu.be/9l_EGyWfs3c
You should add an F*** Counter to that video. I had a bad start too…see below!
Yea, sorry about that Jostein!
No worries, Jim – it didn’t make sense at the time , but when you told me after the race that your brakes didn’t work in the first turn, I understand your line better haha!
HD Helmet video from the Men’s 45+ race .
Also finished uploading the both days footage from Indian Lakes. And previous CCC races . Search more from username “Jefeloco”.
good lines! great riding.
Nice! Good race bro!
set of pictures from the Cat 1 Women’s and Cat 1 Men’s race here… if you see yourself or a friend feel free to grab the shot (you earned it)… https://www.flickr.com/photos/30704149@N08/
What a race! Finally cyclocross weather!
I’m taking both my bikes to George Garner’s to get thorough cleanings!
My bike clothes took two cycles in the laundry, and I still had to soak my jersey.
I’d say that was good!
Thanks to all who came out and raced, I think we were able to make some improvements from previous versions of the race. Please let Chris and I know what worked and what failed, we hope to keep refining the course over the years. A special thanks goes out to all the volunteers who made the race possible, without you braving the rain and early hours none of this magic happens.
Ted & Chris & Volunteers – I didn’t get to race the course this year, but I walked it and watched most of the races yesterday. Great job in the design! A really good challenging overall cross course and the rain brought it to the next level.
Agree. As with a couple other courses, I was a little skeptical on the warm-up laps, but then at race speed, the course really came to life. Great mix of varied technical challenges!
Ted & Chris, The course was spot on. The course was beautifully designed and showed great use of the terrain at hand. One thing I really admired about the course and I wish other promoters (which I highly respect) would try at a little harder at this – the width of the course. You guys nailed it. So many times the course is so narrow it is impossible to pass/race. Also, the course crossings where well placed, marked and managed. Something also often over looked. Two thumbs up, excited to see what next year brings!
Mike has a great point. There have been sections in past races where I could have turned my bike sideways and touched tape on both sides of the course. Way to dial everything in perfectly! The only other thing I noticed was there was a lot of debris on the hill immediately following the start. Like, broken glass and hard plastic chunks and stuff. I went and cleaned it up after I raced but be aware of that if we use that hill in the future (and I hope we do!).
Course was great! The rocks along the top of the basin were a little over the top and I was very glad to see the course widened so
they could be riden around! Thats the only issue I saw or heard of.
Ted you guys did a great job on this course, turns were properly sized so there were multiple good lines, and the ability to carry speed through them at times was a nice change. The pit needs to be moved though it was small, and in a tough place to see riders coming. It was awesome to have the metal fencing at the start grid, maybe another 30 pieces and you would have a proper pit laid out also with some stands for parking too. I felt bad and got frustrated in the pit during the 1/2/3, it was confusing and shouldn’t have a course crossing basically through it. People naturally crossed the course then would walk right into the pit lane, which could have been dangerous. As it was we were yelling at people to look out and be careful, dozens of times, which made me feel like a jerk but worried about people getting hurt spectating.
Loved the euro style technical course- the more technical, the more I was smiling.
One minor safety detail : the turn around the huge cement block out of the retention pond. I kept thinking that some noob will take the muddy line close, slip and smack their face in it… Tape moved a couple of feet down away from it would eliminate that hazard and actually make the turn even harder.
I understand we can’t “put pillows everywhere”, but looking at a course from a risk management point-of-view, that is the one spot I would change.
Great job on the design!
I really liked the well thought out design. I did not think that you could change a course up that much, but your team accomplished that. A lot of the points made above are worthy to note. Maybe a flyover figure 8 near the sand pit would spice things up. I know of one you can use!
Ted, I think you may need to utilize the local fire department in the future, because it will never be as fun unless it’s that soaked!
Any way to get the lights turned on next year for the 4/5 and clean-up?
Any Cat 4/5 pictures?
Cat 4/5 are usually posted around tues or wed
Thanks, Tony. Just wanted to gauge how rough and fun the course was.
Guys I’m getting burned for my poor performance through the large sand pit on the first lap. Who were the photographer/people with go pros at the big sand pit durning the single speed race? Looking for a video/pictures to redeem myself. I was the guy in the green medal kit who rode through ringing my bell and did a wheelie on the other side.
Master 35+ now that was a humdinger of a course. The lens was wiped several times for your viewing pleasure. Also the cookies were outstanding in the V.V tent.
Thanks Omar, my Monday is now complete. Also to everyone who helped make yesterday a a great event thank you!
Hey everyone, thanks for coming out. Our photos from yesterday posted here.
Sorry to all the racers in the 4/5s who are looking for photos and finding few to none. Photography requires light, and your race lacked a sufficient amount. We captured a few and posted them here, but ran out of light by the end of the first lap. Your efforts were still valiant!
Sandpit Carnage 4A Race
#CrotchCam Cat 1/2/3 http://youtu.be/GmirhZJl4bY
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Apparently I am the only one who didn’t like this course. Of course that may have been more to due with my horrible fitness and bike driving skills than the actual course ; )
Men 4/5. Most difficult race for me, and quite a lot of fun. Lens stays dirty so you get the full effect of this race and the camera quit after 2 1/2 laps. Enjoy.
Found the course to be extremely ballin’ – kudos to Ted and Chris on the layout.
Stuff I had ridden no problem in earlier pre-race laps were either too greasy for me make it up later, or I couldn’t summon the watts anymore after killing myself to stay within sight of the real race for half of the first lap.
Definitely one of my favorite courses in the six seasons I’ve been doing this!
Winner for Most Belgian Course of 2014. Even without the weather… although that was awesome too.
Heading into the holiday, I’m thankful for the CCC. That was an awesome course, uniquely challenging especially with the rain. Thanks to Garner Cyclery for putting on a great race and the officials for coming out and dealing with the weather so that we can play bikes.
Race Report: http://www.psimetracing.com/news/2014/ccc10-melas-park/
Men’s Cat 4 Race:
Cat 4/5 Race:
Top 10 finish in the 4/5? Sandbagger 😉
Green /Blue Lined flannel left at Start anyone turn it in or have it
Sorry for the off-topic post, but here’s some pics of the Cat 3 and Cat 1/2/3 races at Indian Lakes last weekend