Fred Rose proved that he is more than just fast local masters racer, placing third both days against top 45+ men from around the country. These performances were enough to prompt some Masters Worlds pre-game analysis from The Best Bike Blog Ever and indicate that Fred will probably not be spending the month of December enjoying tasty beverages from the OVCX Series Champion beer stein that he has already secured.
Andy Messer and Adam Rodkey also got to see a chance to see how they might fair on the Masters Worlds starting grid in January. Andy took ninth on Saturday and eighth on Sunday in the Elite 35+ race, and Adam took tenth in Saturday's Cat 2/3 race. Sarah Fredrickson represented Bloomington in the women's Cat 3/4 race, taking seventh place both days.
Results from the weekend's races can be found here.
This weekend will see more action at Major Taylor Velodrome with the sixth race of the ICX series being held in conjunction with the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference championships. Registration for the ICX categories can be found at Truesport.com, and the collegiate race flyer can be found on the MWCCC website. Hopefully we will see some IUCCC riders competing in the collegiate categories.
Sunday will be the penultimate race of the OVCX series, Commonwealth Eye Surgery Promotion Cross, in Lexington, KY. Preregistration for all the races closes on Thursday evening.
Thanks to Chris Jones and Shamrock Cycles for photos.
Late edit:To be honest, the hooliganism probably outdid the racing this weekend, so without further comment, here is the sequel to "Best Barriers Ever".