Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Final series standings are updated!

Check it out on the sidebar.

Race 7 Results Updated

Now that we sorted out a couple of minor issues with the race 7 results, our master tabulator, Andy, is hard at work throwing out two races from everyone's score so we can get the series standings finalized.  Stay tuned...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Haloween Super 'Cross IV and series results progress

First off, progress on the final standings:  Our results masters are slaving hard over their best slide rules and abacuses (or is that abici?) trying to determine the final overall points tally, so thank you for your patience, and hopefully those will be up soon.

On to Halloween Super 'Cross IV, Sept 26, 2013 at 2pm:

Here's the deal.  It's a celeb-race-ion, like how I used race in there?  Anyway, same place as it has been in the past, Bancroft Park/Waldron Lake.  Park where you can, there's a lot of street parking nearby on the streets with Russian names (Shelikof, Pavalof, Kupernof, Chirikof, Rakof, etc...)   Heres a link to google maps:

Costumes are mandatory.  What happens if you don't have a costume you ask?  You will be allocated -99 laps at the start of the "race".  If you can come back from that, well, you deserve to "win".  There is a costume contest too, chosen by an arbitrary panel of judges and with no defined criteria, bribes are welcome and encouraged.

Single speed is the only category that counts, and there will be prizes for the winners.  Nothing big or glorious, but something will be awarded, after all this is the Alaska Single Speed Cyclocross State Championship (by default since there are no other SSCX races in Alaska the I know of).  Unfortunately with the warm weather this Oct, the lake won't be frozen like it was last year, so no ice hazards this time.

Here's the important details all in one place so you don't forget them:
What:  Halloween Super 'Cross IV
Where:  Bancroft Park/Waldron Lake near the New Seward Hwy and Tudor intersection.
When:  Saturday, Sept 26 at 2pm
Cost:  Free
Other info:  Costumes mandatory, single speed bikes strongly encouraged.

Disclaimer:  This isn't an official event of ArcticCross or the Arctic Bike Club, just a bunch of cyclists getting together in the park to celebrate Halloween.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Race 6 Results are posted!

Great race out there, I am going to forgo writing a report tonight because I am pretty tired and want to get some rest so we can set up the final course and awards tomorrow.  Remember races start at 2pm and BBQ/awards follow immediately after the races.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Series standings updated

With the grand finale coming up this weekend, there's still a lot of racing to do and a lot of points to be made up.  As it stands here are the front runners:

Beginner Women:  Ellie Mitchell looks to have the series tied up barring a bad weekend, but the battle for the remaining spots on the podium are still up in the air between Leah Zumwalt, Karen Morrison and Tania Dennis.

Beginner Men:  Similarly, David Henke looks to have this one wrapped up, but behind him and all with a very good shot of taking the second step on the final podium are Oscar Lage, Eric Flanders and Luke Jager.

Master Women:  Rose Theisen and Stacy Kolstad are both right there for the top prize with Janus Reyes, Shannon Titzel and Rebecca Moore all within shot of third or even better depending on how the racing goes this weekend.

Master Men:  It looks like a two man battle for the top place between Tony Brugliera and Mike Howard.  Behind them in another tight battle for the final spot on the podium are Jim Jager and Greg McDuffie with Tony Allen and Chris Wood outsiders to take back some points and land on the podium.

Open Women:  Barring major mechanical meltdown or injury, it looks like the top three ladies will be the usual protagonists at the races.  Amber Stull has a slight edge heading into the weekend since she can drop the race that she missed, but right behind her are Jessie Donahue and Laura Gardner who are both very capable of overtaking Amber on a good day.  This will be a fun one to watch!

Open Men:  Will Ross looks to be the top favorite for the series title, but not far behind him are Josh Chelf, Carey Grumelot and Jeff Ellis.  Anything can happen here, but I would be surprised if three of these four didn't end up on the podium.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Race #5 Results are posted

Sorry it took a couple of days, I just got back in town and didn't have a chance to get it updated until now.  Looks like it was fun race some different names up high on the results sheets.  Wish I could have been there to see it and race!

Remember, ArcticCross championships next week.  Friday night at Kincaid stadium and Saturday afternoon at Goose lake.  The times are different, so put it on you calendar.  Friday the racing starts at 6pm and Saturday starts at 2pm followed by awards and BBQ, so stick around.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Results are posted for race #4

Unfortunately, fate conspired against our junior racers results this race.  Our amazing volunteer timing crew first lost the printer on the timing machine (which is why the first race only has partial times recorded) and then on top of that they were slightly overwhelmed with the exceptional turnout and the 1 vs 2 lap and we weren't able to get it all sorted out at the end of the day.  All we have is a list of the racers and lap count for each. We sincerely apologize for not having these results, we know that this is by far the most important race of the day and we are going to refine the process so this doesn't happen again.

Also, junior results are finally posted from last week, we were missing a few names on this result sheet, but have numbers, so if you see your number on there without a name attached or if you know of someone that raced and isn't on the list, please let me know so we can fill in the results.  John Lackey - lackey.john(at)gmail.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Map and Venue updates!

We are ready to go with permits for our updated venues so I posted all the remaining maps.  This week will be at Chugiak High School, NOT Beach Lake Chalet.

Next week, we are at the Jodhpur Parking lot at Kincaid.  I promised a monster run up and I intend to deliver, you know the giant sand dune near there?  It's awesome!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

More Change

But not so drastic this time.  We are changing the starting location for next week's race to the north corner of the Chugiak High School parking lot instead of Beach Lake Chalet.  So don't go to the chalet next weekend because we won't be there, we'll be a half mile up the road at the high school.  The trails are better around there anyway, unless of course you think that it would be fun to shoulder your bike and run through knee deep muck for the entire lap.  I do, but I got out voted, so we have a course that you can actually ride instead.

Keep posted for the venue update for race 5, we are waiting for permits to go through before we publish it.