Thursday, November 13, 2008

BASP Sierra Point Race Saturday Night!

From Tom Simpson:

We'll have the course for Round 3 of the Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross Series, presented by Kaiser-Permanente/Team Oakland, ready for pre-rides tomorrow afternoon, for interested and adventurous riders. Pins and poles will be there to outline the circuit - remember red tops on your right hand side, white caps on the left, and we'll be putting the finishing touches onto the circuit saturday morning. The course is completely open for warmups until we start racing at 2:00 pm, and then the following schedule will give you a little more warm-up than usual.


Category Start time Distance

"C" Men, Master 55 2:00 pm 40 minutes
20 minute warm-up period
Juniors, "C" Women 3:00 pm 30 minutes
30 minute warm-up period
Master 35/45 "B" 4:00 pm 40 minutes
20 minute warm-up period
"B" Men 5:00 pm 45 minutes
15 minute warm-up period
"A", "B", Mas. Women 6:00 pm 40 minutes
20 minute warm-up period
Master 35/45 "A" 7:00 pm 45 minutes
15 minute warm-up period
"A" Men, SS 8:00 pm 60 minutes

Registration will open no later than 1:00 pm

As a result of significant field sizes in 5 of our events, call-ups will be extended to the top 20 for the start of the following events

"A" Men
"B" Men
"C" Men
Master 35+ "A"
Master 35+ "B"

Please visit our website for current series standings. We will begin rider callups 5 minutes prior to the start of these events.

Award ceremonies for our final 3 events will be held at one time after our final race of the evening.

And please note our regular schedule will return for the final 2 events in the 2008 Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross Series. We have 15 construction light units that we hope will turn Sierra Point into a spectacular chance for a Cyclocross extravaganza!

Tom & Alec Simpson
Pilarcitos Cyclesports
& Our Very Loud Mice partners

Central Coast Series #4 - Fort Ord

Central Coast Series Race #4

This Sunday in Ft. Ord The CCCX Series is geared up for Nor-Cal Cyclocross action with back to back weekends of racing.

First up, the Central Coast Series resumes this coming Sunday Nov. 16 at Ft. Ord near the D.O.D. Building, where CCCX Race #1 was contested. The race route will be different in direction and will use other sections of this area then the previous event. However the registration and parking will be the same as race #1, as well as the start/finish area. The course looks to be a mixture of fire roads, twisting trails, tight turns, open sections of sand, combined with two distinct sections of pavement. This course will be a special route that favors turning and tactics, as much as power and speed. This area of Ft. Ord is a cycling playground so be sure and enjoy the trails and closed roads on what looks to be a awesome weekend for riding.

Then the following Sunday, at CCCX #5, will be the ever important USA Cycling sanctioned NCNCA District Championships held at Manzanita Park in Prunedale on Nov. 23.

This Sunday California Giant Inc. will be providing Strawberries to go along with CCCX medals for all podium finishers in each division. Cash will be handed out to top finishers in Elite Men's. Elite Women's, Master 35+ A Men, and Master 45+ A Men divisions.

Please remember that the podium presentations will take place directly following each event, so if you make the top placing get ready for some Cal Giant Inc. Strawberries right away!

Also up for grabs are valuable series points, as many of the divisions have close point battles going for overall honors.

The CCCX Series has been very fortunate to have great photographers film the racing exploits in the past. Rick Rasmusen takes stellar photos and his excellent work can be seen here....

For the past NCNCA Cup event at Laguna Seca, Nancy Wright of AbbiOrca fame captured some epic photos on that demanding course. The AbbiOrca work can be found here.........

Thanks goes out to those excellent photographers for making the CCCX racers look so good! Here is a link to the CCCX Series point totals going into race #4....

Directions to the event are posted here....

Please drive carefully, and keep it slow in Ft. Ord. Have a great weekend and thanks for racing!