Archive for February, 2009

More Cowbell….

February 23, 2009
 

Expertly arranged in ascending order, the Women.

Expertly arranged in ascending order, the Women's Podium

Nate Rice, on his way to the double double....

Nate Rice, on his way to the double double....

Early Action

Early Action

Rudy and Heckawee in the 50+

Rudy and Heckawee in the 50+

Ground Hog 2009

February 17, 2009
Jeff, Uncle Gary, & Chester the, ah, Groundhog

Jeff, Uncle Gary, & Chester the, ah, Groundhog

 Well, the Bill Jensen Memorial Groundhog Cyclocross Race was once again a late winter classic! Big Thanks to Uncle Gary and the Springfield Crew, the Driscolls, and especially to Jeff Williams and Darrell Bratton for designing a killer new course! Ouch!! It was muddy. I can’t run anymore.

Congratulations especially to Nate Rice on his repeat as dual champion! Great wins by Rudy Schwartz and Chad Martel in the masters 50 and 40 races. Robert Kron double flatted in the first lap of the 40+, he loves cross, though! And, Mack filled the 30+ podium with Justin Armstead Dan Ingersoll, and Steve Driscoll!  Awesome rides from Ron Bridal (2nd) and Diamond Dave Neis (4th) in the open! Danny, Darrell, Jeff, and Robo were all in the mix in at least one race. Mesa’s Christine Ford took the early morning women’s event, contested under colder but less sloppy conditions. Team Mack’s Gina Champion was 2nd and Carbondalian Kelley McGuire rounded out the podium.

Huge turnout from Carbondale, with six racers coming up. Roberto and Kelly woke up early and Kelly scored a podium shot with Uncle Gary. Chief and Molteni were also on the podium in the 50+ men, and of course Diamond Dave. 

Does your line suck, too?

Does your line suck, too?

I’ll post another set of pictures soonish. 

  

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Favorite Moments from Ground Hog

February 11, 2009

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Jeff Williams and Steve Schien take on the downhill barriers (95% chance you’ll see these here in 2009).

Mag hits the ditch

Mag hits the ditch

Mike Magnuson hits the ditch into a sweeping left hander at the bottom of the hill (100% chance of this being in 2009).

Air Pease, it's like "herpes"

Air Pease, it's like "herpes"

Mike Pease Jumps the log on the muddy uphill, if you look closely you can see Chris Strout running the hill behind him. 25% chance that the log will resurface…but it may not be needed in 2009….

woo hoo!!

woo hoo!!

0% chance in the main event….

Perfect Snow….

February 6, 2009

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Wow, the last three days have been perfect at Trail of Tears State Forest. Hard pack snow-ice, with just a perfect texture on the outside. It was best when cold. Today wasn’t quite as good. Yesterday, Molteni and I did a couple of laps of all of the main roads in Trail of Tears in record time. We were flying. It was awesome. Today was a bit scary in a few sections, and I did some side trails, and then damn near rebroke my wrist falling on the ice on the road going back to the main loop….that’s the problem there. That bit a trail of tears where you have to hit the forest service area and the road. Icy.

Happy Birthday Uncle Gary…and Reeschard!

February 2, 2009

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Big Happy Birthday to Uncle Gary! No age group shifts for him this time, however. And, it’s also Reeschard Breininger’s birthday! I always thought they were similar, now I know.
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