Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2 more CX races to round out the year

First is a new venue for cross, the Raccoon township volunteer fire department property. It is the site of an annual fair & motocross racing, plenty of parking, nice terrain for a CX race. We heard the course will wind up on some of the rollers on the MX track. Fun fun. 5th of December 2010
GPS address: 4061 Patterson Road Aliquippa, PA 15001

Second is the annual Garycross course at the Raccoon twp park (NOT Raccoon Creek State Park). It was part of the Month of Mud series last year. 12th of December 2010
GPS address: 100 Winford Lane Aliquippa, PA 15001

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Double J, Jeff & Aaron did the NB tri as well this past weekend

From Ron Jeremy's long lost son:

I got a TRI report for yous..

Well unlike the N.B. Tri, I was put in the correct heat this time. It really does make a difference when you are neck and neck with others. The swim was not too fast and I was 4th out of the pool. Caught the first two guys fairly quickly and picked off the lead guy about 3 or so miles in. THEN the dude, who ended up winning, passes me. Soo I'm like going to kill myself to stay with this dude and do so untill the final climb when I realize I'm goin to pop on the run for sure! Oh well, screw it I'll try to hold off as many people as possible. 2nd going into the run and was passed by 2 more guys for a 4th overall. Eh, I've felt better, but really can't complain too much.
A side note; Ray Russel who seems to beat me at every single one of the tri's we've been in together, Finnished 2 sec behind me. And for the life of me could not figure out why he didn't pass me. He is just a little bit faster than me, but when I held him off in the sprint at the VERY end of the race, he finally tells me he had to go to his CAR for his bike helmet!!! Ha oh well, I'll take it anyway I can get it


Hilly Billy Roubaix, aka JR should be tried for attempted murder

I will break it out in feed station segments: 0-19 miles was shock and awe (gravel the size of golf balls, puddles the size of small pool, and steep climbs you had to muscle through no standing and pedal), 20-39 miles painfully evident that this race was meant to be torture; 40-59 miles I really don't even remember riding those miles; 60-72 miles was just salt in the wounds.
One thing I will say is that all of the slogans made up for this race were spot on!


Tour de Grandview via Chad


It was a cat 4 race 1.08 miles/lap and 17 laps. I tried counting before the race and think there were around 47 racers. It was a super hard race, hot, and I ran out of fluids. I was with the group through the last lap and at that time there were only about 15 of us left I think. I tried to make a move around a bend and my back tire blew out. I hit in to a curb and flip on the sidewalk. I got scraped up on my back, hip, and had to get stitches in my elbow, and my bike got jacked up. Was bummed out cause they paid out top 10 and I drove 3 hours to get hurt.

Tough guy of the week award.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tentative 'cross schedule

Can you smell the embrocation?

2010 MABRAcross Series Schedule

9-26 Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross (NCVC)

10-2 Breast Cancer Awareness Cyclocross Challenge (Antietam Velo Club)

10-3 Winchester Apple Harvest Cross (Winchester Wheelmen)

10-10 Hyattsville CX (Route1Velo)

10-24 DCCX (DCMTB)

10-30 All Hallows Cross (Patuxent Velo)

11-7 Tacchino Ciclocross (Squadra Coppi)

11-14 UrbanCross at Ix

11-20 HoCo2xCx: Schooley Mill Cross (Team BBC and Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV)

11-21 HoCo2xCx: Rockburn Cross (Adventures For The Cure)

11-28 Turkey Chase/MABRAcross Championships (T.E.A.M. Fuji)

2010 MAC Cyclocross Series

September 11 Nittany Lion Cyclocross (UCI); Trexlertown, PA

September 18 Charm City Cyclocross Day 1 (UCI); Baltimore, MD

September 19 Charm City Cyclocross Day 2 (UCI); Baltimore, MD

September 26 Whirlybird Cyclocross (USAC); Bryn Athyn, PA

October 16 Cyclocross at Granogue Day 1 (UCI); Wilmington, DE

October 17 Cyclocross at Granogue Day 2 (UCI); Wilmington, DE

October 30 MAC New Jersey Weekend Day 1 — Beacon Cyclocross (UCI); Bridgeton, NJ

October 31 MAC New Jersey Weekend Day 2 — HPCX (USAC); Jamesburg, NJ

November 6 Wayne Scott Memorial Xross (USAC); Fair Hill Natural Resources Area, MD

November 20 Super Cross Cup Day 1 (UCI); Southampton, NY

November 21 Super Cross Cup Day 2 (UCI); Southampton, NY

Double J's weekend race report

Double J writes:
Hey dudes, here is my weekend race report while its still fresh:
first off let me say that last week i worked more O.T. than X-mas week! Totally sucked ass.....
Sat: Me and Aaron competed in the N.B. TRI. the weather was perfect and about 60 people showed up. they put me in the 2nd heat which was a mistake, i think. i got out the pool 1st and proceeded to pass everybody but 1 guy in the first heat on the bike. I could see him in front of me the whole time on the run and he became my "rabbit" he was a pretty strong runner and didn't catch him until the last hill before the Finnish. then just turned on the gas and he had nothing, i turned around after the finish line and he was waay back. ended up 2nd in age group and 10th overall. 10th by 1 second, i might add.. real good day..
Sun: Me,Joe and Ed in the Cat 4/5 Oakmont. It was a fairly typical 4/5 race. little squirmy ( NOT ME this time) and pretty damn hot. i went for a 10$ and pizza PREEEEM and got passed on the last turn to the finishing straight. whatever. we hung in there till the end, and i got jammed up in the 2nd to last turn when there was carnage everywhere. ya know that god awful sound of bikes crashing and cuss words. just missed it, had to BRAKE really hard and actually locked up the rear for a sec or two, didn't come unclipped but effectively ended my race. BUT i did finish this year as opposed to last year when, inexplicably my crank arm fell off!!! ha
thats it, and planning to race Millcreek next week too... PEACE and enjoy the free day off... J

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Quip crit #2

Aliquippa Crit #2 May 9, 2010
45 degrees, cloudy, windy
Mens 4-5 (40 starters)

1.Jacob Yundt Iron City Bikes 58:10 4
2. Eric Rowcheck DPS Penn st 5
3. Travis Wolfe Carnegie Mellon “ 4
4. Jack Neyer Freddie Fu “ 50+
5. Rob Riddell West Liberty Cycles “ 4
6. Chas McFarland Wheelcraft “ 4
7. Cahd Huddy “ 4
8. Andreas Wagner West Liberty Cycles “ 4
9. Christian Schott Trek of Pittsburgh “ 4
10.Colin Zedreck Trek of Pittsburgh “ 5
11. Fred Baldassare Freddie Fu “ 50+
12. Joe Biss Beaver Valley Velo “ 4
13. Kevin Ayers Wheelcraft “ 4
14. Gene Natali Pro Bikes “ 4
14. Mat Taylor Pro Graphics “
16. Michael Appel 58:16 5
17. Derek Reager Koeles st 5
18. Jason Berandelli DPS Penn “ 5
19. Chris Hayes Global Ride “ 4
20. Thomas Crowe “ 4
21. Joe Lydic “ 5
22. Evan Robinson Steel City Endurance “ 4
23. Donald Splitstone DPS Penn 58:18 4
24. timm Baur Team CF 58:20 4
25. Jason Hochreiter st 5
26. Michael Poremba CRC 58:21 5
27. Kefin Incervati West Liberty Cycles 58:34 5
28. Donald Powers 58:37 5
29. Dave Petrak Iron City Bikes 58:41 4
30. Mike Carroll Iron City Bikes 58:45 4
31. Brendan Jones Beaver Valley Velo 58:53 4
lap(s) down Aaron Bovalino Nick Rossi Kemper Edwards(JR1)
JR Petsko Eric Bendekovic Ian Baum(JR2) Nathan Clair
Brian Phillips Ezra Baum (JR3)

$20 primes; Rob Riddell, Andreas Wagner, Donald Splitstone, Travis Wolfe

Cat. 1-2-3 (29 starters)
1. John Cotter Freddie Fu 1:06:54
2. Dan Greene Iron City Bikes st
3. Craig Merritts CAT Racing “
4. John Rowley IRMC “
5. Steve Schott Cleveland Clinic “
6. Jeremy Kirchin CAT Racing “
7. Steve Svoboda Clarks/EU “
8. Gunnar Shogren Dynamic PT “
9. Joe Ruggery Freddie Fu “
10. Steven Kurpieski Iron city bikes 1:06:58
11. Brian Wieczorek Freddie Fu 1:07:03
12. Justin Kanter CAT Racing 1:07:07
13. Mike Mihalik Freddie Fu 1:07:28
14. Mike Jernigan CAT Racing st
15. Stephen Cummings IRMC “
16. Devin Corboy CAT Racing 1:07:33
17. Brian Keffer Beaver Valley st
18. John Heffner Iron City Bikes “
19. Keith Hower DPS Penn 1:08:04
20.Chris Mayhew JBV Coaching 1:08:51
21. Bryan Routledge Sette Nove 1:08:53
22. Jay Downs WVU Healthcare 1:10:52
23. EJ Hubsteinberger Steel City End. at 1 lap
24. Wayne Archer Clarks/EU at 2 laps
5 dnf
$20 primes; Brian Wieczorek (2), John Cotter, Joe Ruggery, John Rowley