Saturday, December 22, 2007

Peak Season Venue Changes

From David Gill regarding the upcoming Peak Season Races:

Our next race (Dec 30) will be held at Harbor High School in SantaCruz. Our third race (Jan 13) has also moved to Pinto Lake County Park in Watsonville. Our fourth race will be at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, CA

Sorry for missing David's earlier emails. The Calendar has been updated with the changes.

Monday, December 10, 2007


From the kccrossnationals folks:

Kansas City, Kan. (Dec. 9, 2007) - A record number of registrants have signed up to race in the 2007 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Kansas City, Kan.

A total of 2,045 entries were received for the nearly 40 races that will take place between Thursday and Sunday, Dec. 13-16. at Wyandotte County Park.

Last year, 1,940 entrants took part in the championships in Providence, R.I. The last time the national championships were held in Kansas City, in 2000, only 600 riders participated.

"We've achieved our first goal - which was to better last year's total," said Race Director Bill Marshall of KLM Marketing Solutions. "Our next goal is to make sure that every racer comes away from the event with a positive experience."

The athletes competing in this year's championships come from 45 states, plus the District of Columbia. California will have the most representatives - 109 - followed by Kansas with 80 and Missouri with 79. The average age of a competitor is 32 years old.

The Masters Men's 35-39 category has the most entries - 171 - followed closely by Elite men, which has 167 athletes registered, and Masters Men's 40-44 division, which has 161.

Non-championship and beginner-level races are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13. Age group national championship races are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15. Collegiate and elite races will take place Sunday, Dec. 16. Admission is free and there is no charge for parking.

All competitors will receive a gift bag filled with merchandise from some of the more than 15 official event sponsors. Included will be an invitation to the post-event party Sunday at Dave and Buster's at Village West in Kansas City. Racers will also receive a $5 game card to redeem at Dave and Busters.

Course and parking maps, and the opportunity to purchase official race apparel, are available at
About the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships
The best racers in American cyclocross will fight for the right to wear this year's stars and stripes jersey at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships December 13-16, 2007 in Kansas City, Kan. Four days of epic racing will take place on a technical, challenging and fast course for junior, collegiate, master and elite athletes from all over the country. The event venue will offer spectators multiple vantage points on the action, an Expo area, kids activities and beer garden. The event is sanctioned by USA Cycling and hosted by KLM Marketing Solutions.

KCCX Official Event Sponsors
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Friday, December 07, 2007

Districts Course Map

Shane forwarded a map of Saturday's LARPD/NCNCA Districts course:

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Pilarcitos Final Round - Extra Point Values

From Tom Simpson:

Checking the Pilarcitos website at the points standings show many categories still to be decided in the finale at what may be a soft, tacky Coyote Point. There's been a little rain from yesterday, supposedly a decent dump is expected tomorrow afternoon and friday, but the sun will be out when we build the course saturday. By the way, we should be ready for course pre-rides (minus course tape) by 2:00 pm on saturday for those of you ready for reconnaissance.

Sunday's finale has added points value for each race - not quite double points, more on the lines of an extra 85% increase in points value. What's that mean? To riders who have been scorching the series this year - John Elgart, Tom Fox, Cesar Chavez - they haven't lost yet and seem to be on the road to shut outs. But in most other hotly contested divisions - it's going to be close, possibly none closer than Men's B where Tony Coando will start with the leader's jersey, alongside his team mate Jeremy Kimmel. Both tied on points with the lead going to Coando who won the GG Park sprint for first over...Kimmel.

The Men's A's will see Justin Robinson defend his lead from the slathering pack of HRS-Rock Lobsters (who's bringing the melted butter?). Robinson has David Wyandt, Josh Snead, Aaron O'Dell, and Aaron Kereluk all within striking distance. But he also has an ace in the hole, just back from 10th at Portland USGP and the winner from GGPark, Andy Jacques-Maynes. The top 15 will be splitting a $2,500 prizelist, based on total quantity of rider entries and there are potentially 2 Juniors with a shot at the cash. Cody Kasier sits in 9th place overall and his Team Spine buddy, Jeremy Ferguson, is in 11th place.

In Men's "C" Scott Bryan, Chris Haeni and Josh Chauvet appear to be the contenders for the final round. The 35 "A" race is between leader Gannon Myall, with the Morgan Stanley duo of James Coats and Chris D'Aluisio ready for a good ride with Coats only 4 point shy of the lead. 45 "A" sees a duel betwwen Don Langley and Mark Abele with a mere 6 points their difference. 35 "B" leader Mark Fitzsimmons hasn;t finished worse than 4th all season - but neither has 2nd place Ken Gallardo and he wants the winners jersey as bad as anyone - this will be a great contest.

Women's "A"'s will see Northern California stars Sarah Kerlin and Sarah Maile battle for the title with Kerlin carrying a 4 point lead into sunday's finish. Tied for 3rd, however, are 3 equally dangerous rivals only 11 points out of first place - Josie Jacques-Maynes, Kathleen Hannon and Stella Carey. The top 10 will be splitting a $750 prizelist, based on total quantity of rider entries.

The Women's "B" title is a 2-rider contest between Sarah Piccolo and Christy Murphy, just 2 points separate them. Roaring Mouse has dominated the "C" Women's contest from the start with Dana Katz wearing the Maillot Noir on sunday and Marissa Axell, with 3 wins this season, ready to pounce.

Our U18 Juniors are also in a race to the final beach run - Jeremy Blalock leads Lars Mommer by a slim 4 points and in our newest category, U14, where we've had 15 different rider compete this season, Isaiah Rapko will carry the leaders jersey to the start line and see if he can hold off Spence Peterson, winner at Brisbane. And don;t forget - all of you who have entered all 5 rounds of the Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclcross series - stop by the merchandise tent and pick up your Pilarcitos "Perfect Attendance" award.

Tom Simpson
Pilarcitos Cyclesports
732 Fairfield Road
Burlingame, CA 94010