Aug 31, 2009
A group will ride out to the course at 6pm from the rear of BGI. Anyone planning on riding home should bring at least a rear light as it might be getting a little dark as we pull back into town.
Aug 28, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
Cross Worlds- 5.30pm Samples Gates, 6.15p Tailgate fields.
Aug 24, 2009
From Don Galligher- Tuesday at 5:00pm Revolution Bike and Bean parking lot
Ride to Venue, warm-up with some easy riding, skills work, and then complete some technique driven laps on a designated course (should have barriers to practice on) pace will vary from very difficult to easy. Duration may be
2.0-2.5 hours (as daylight allows)
From Erik Hamilton and Fred Rose- ?pm at the Sample Gates
We are going to start a cross practice session each Wednesday. It will have a preset course but we want to offer a venue to practice skills and maybe get a little intensity in at the same time.
From Don Galligher- Thursday at 2:00pm Revolution Bike and Bean Parking lot
Ride and explore parks, trails, and roads, may include anything you may find on a CX course. Pace will be steady with some skills, dismounts, and CX specific running. Duration may be 1.5-2.0 hours
Of course for those people who want to ride hard on the road 'official' Wednesday Worlds will be continuing through the end of September. 5.30pm at the Sample Gates-
8/26- 446 Circuit
9/2- Forest/ NS/ SS
9/9- Buskirk- Paragon Loop
9/16- 446 Circuit
9/23- Forest Loop
9/30- 446 Circuit
Aug 21, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
- Ryan Shanahan, 20.51
- Greg Strock, 21.09
- Russell Reed, 22.12
- Eric Hamilton, 22.34
- Jason Romain, 23.04
- Jonathan Atwell, 23.30
- Ren-jay Shei, 24.03
- Brandon Money, 24.14
- Tom Cox, 24.21
- Chris Beck, 25.04
- Alex Jerden, 25.29
- Geraint Parry, 25.30
- James McKenzie, 25.32
- Kirk Weesner, 26.33
- Randi Cox, 27.17
- Joel Mickeborough, 27.36
- John Murray, 28.04
- Angela Breeden, 28.39
- Heather McAllister, 28.44
- Erica Strock, 28.54
Aug 17, 2009
'Patches' Schroeder takes the win!
The masters 45+ included a half-race breakaway that included Tom Saccone (Tortuga) but alas in the closest sprint of the day, Saccone lost out to Mark Swartendruber (Verizon) by literally a quarter of a tire width! Gary Palmer (4th) and Tim Davis (8th) rounded out a great day for Tortuga. The featured Cat1/2/3 race turned into a brutal race of attrition with less than half the field finishing the day. The main break featured a couple of ex-IU Betas. John Grant (Texas Roadhouse) shocked the big crowd by beating home town favorite Chad The Birdman (Kenda) in the final sprint whilst Nathan Moorhouse (WDT) gave a statement of his quality by finishing in 3rd position. The break succeeded because the chase in the main field was almost non-existant with RGF/Panther failing to get organized and NUVO failing to finish more than two riders.
Saccone fail by less than half a tire!
The Downers Grove race weekend didn't see much Bloomington involvement with the Saturday results being held down by Lauren Gowdy and Taylor Gaines who took top 15 finishers in the Womens 3/4 and Junior races respectively. The following day on National Championship Sunday conditions took a turn for the worse with some brutal weather especially during the Elite Mens race. Riders endured pouring rain that set in after about 30minutes of raining and really helped shatter the field. Ryan Knapp (RGF) and Mike Sherer (Alderfer Bergen) kept their sleds rubber side down to take excellent top 20 places whilst John Meyers (ABD) also rode strongly throughout. The Pro race was held in constantly wet conditions and Bloomingtonite Bennett VDG (Kenda Pro Cycling) was solid throughout the race until the last 10 laps when he was involved in two wrecks and was unfortunately unable to finish.... along with the majority of the field! A day for hardmen to be sure!
Bennet VDG being pro in the Saturday evening Pro-Am
It got wet real quick in the elite race on sunday (Erik Hamilton by caitlin Coar)
Aug 13, 2009
The TT will start as usual at 7pm so if you want some wheels then get there early! The ZIPP truck will be at the forest from approx 6pm so arrive early in order to see what’s on offer. I’ll be rolling out from the Sample Gates at 5.15p if anyone wants to ride up to the Forest.
Check out the NUVO article about the race.
The Mass Ave Crit acts a perfect prelude for the big event of the weekend- the National Crit Champs at Downers Grove in Chicago on Sunday. Many of Saturdays racers will make the trip up I-65 to compete for Cat 3, Cat2, Cat1, Womens or Pro Crit champs on a challenging 8-corner course in this major Midwest throw-down! You’ve got to be in it to win it so register now to bring the stars and bars to Indiana!
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
Fred Rose and I are going to start a cross practice session on Wednesdays. It will have a preset course but we want to offer a venue to practice skills and maybe get a little intensity in at the same time. We realize it will briefly overlap with Worlds and don't want to step on toes but smoothly transition and give guys the option of doing either. The start date will be Wed. August 26th. It should be a great time and should bring the bloomington cross scene together. If you could post this on BVN that would be totally awesome. It will leave from the gates. Further details to follow.
I just wanted to let you know about Tim Arnold's status. He was in a bad wreck at Eagle Creek in the Cat 4 race on Saturday. I don't have too many details, but he remains in ICU at Methodist. He sustained a head injury, but has had some awake moments. If anyone is interested, Toby Holsman at BGI North is taking a collection for him. You can call BGI North at (317) 842-4140 and ask to contribute to the "Tim Arnold work order." If you don't know Tim, he's an incredibly encouraging guy, will do anything to help his teammates, and a lot of fun to race with.
Aug 5, 2009
Throughout the weekend is the always popular Indiana Stage Race presented by the Indiana Race Series. This involves the rapid Eagle Creek Crit on Saturday morning followed by a short TT in the early evening. Then on Sunday is the challenging Fort Ben circuit race on the east side of Indy. A fun weekend of racing!
Elsewhere on Saturday it is the Downtown Warsaw Crit. Dedicated Cat 1/2 Crit riders will hopefully be inspired to race twice on Saturday as the Eagle creek Crit starts at 9am and then the Warsaw Crit at 6pm. Plenty of time to recover and travel between venues.
The road season has barely a month left in it so get out and RACE!!