Monday, November 12, 2018

SE WYO RACE #4 - Sunday November 18, 2018 --- https://www.bikereg.com/se-wyo-cx-wyoming-state-cx-championships

https://www.bikereg.com/se-wyo-cx-wyoming-state-cx-championships

Registration is open!
Pre-register to avoid late fee!
More info coming !!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2018 SE-WYO-CX race #3 recap

Fun in the sun ... I mean cold and wind!
A hearty group of 34 --- yes 34 riders turned out in cold and blustery conditions to take part in the SE WYO CX race #3 in Laramie, WY on sunday 11/4/18. 
Not only did Laramie and Cheyenne turn out in force with 16 and 11 riders respectively, with Laramie reclaiming the coveted SE WYO CX Cowbell traveling trophy, we saw a number of front range riders show up to race and enjoy the Gem City.
Local speedgoat and jr cycling phenom Tristin Smith (Dad --- what are you feeding him?!?) went solo from the gun and never looked back winning the event, completing seven laps and lapping almost the entire field minus the top 4 finishers.  Local riders Tyler Kjorstad and Felix Naschold battled for the remaining podium places with Tyler taking 2nd place and felix finishing in 3rd.  Another speed goat - Sam Fay showed that a mountain bike can be competative in CX by finishing 4t h and cementing a Laramie sweep of the top positions

1st - Tristin Smith
2nd Tyler Kjorstad
3rd - Felix Naschold
4th Sam Fay
5th - Jim Fahling - Cheyenne
6th - Mike Walker - Cheyenne
7th - Josh Speicer - Johnstown, CO
8th Doug Scrambler - Laradise
9th Tim O'Hara - Cheyenne
10th Heidi Gurov - Cheyenne  --- 1st place Woman finisher

11th Dan Kapeller - Cheyenne
12th Peter Thorsness - Laradise
13th Amanda Harper - Laradise --- 2nd place Woman finisher
14th Isabel Naschold - Laradise --- 3rd place Woman Finisher and another one of those speedgoats!
15th Andrew McCown - Cheyenne (SSCX!!!)
16th Cindy Dywan - Laradise
17th Arlen Gerdes - Cheyenne
18th Peter Spurlin - Ft Collins (AKA FT FUN)

We're off this weekend for Cross of the North and then back in Cheyenne for our fourth and final race and the Wyoming State Cyclocross Championships on Sunday November 18th.
Registration is open --- https://www.bikereg.com/se-wyo-cx-wyoming-state-cx-championships


Thursday, November 1, 2018

2018 SE WYO CX Race #3 - Laramie, WY - November 4, 2018

Race Location - LaPrele Park, Laramie, WY
Racing begins at 12pm ... course available for preview / pre-ride at approx. 11am
Must wear a helmet and sign a waiver (18 and under must have parent sign waiver for them)
Come out and have some fun!!

 COURSE:
Approx. 1.4 miles / 2.25km track including: dirt roads, single track trails, grass sections, open fields, etc..  Course may include creek crossing(s) and bridge crossings that will require dismount and running with bike.  Some man-made barriers will be included.  Course will favor a CX bike but any type of bicycle is welcome!





REGISTRATION/CATEGORIES: 
Race day registration only - Registration opens at 11am and ends at 11:50am!
Men's, Women's, Juniors ... ALL Categories Mass Start at 12pm.
Races are FREE!

LICENSING, RACE RULES, CALL-UPS, FIELD LIMIT SIZE, TIMING, AWARDS:
License - you don't need no stinkin' license
Race Rules - race hard, race fair, don't be a jerk - have fun!
Call-Ups - Nope
Field Limits - Not currently an issue
Timing - Volunteers will time, they're taking time out of their day to help ... they'll do their best but are human and might make errors.  Make sure to thank them!
Awards - Hardy handshake and pat on the back guaranteed.

WEATHER:
CX is run rain, shine or snow --- with that said this is SE Wyoming and a 2 foot blizzard will shut EVERYTHING down.  Check the weather report and we'll announce anything as soon as we can!

DIRECTIONS:
Laramie (aka - The Gem City of the Plains) sits 60 miles north of Ft.. Collins, CO along Highway 287.  Laramie can also be accessed via Interstate 80 and is 45 miles west of Cheyenne.
Laramie is approx. 150 miles south of Casper

PARKING:
There is a small parking lot at 23rd St and Spring Creek Dr. 
There is also street parking directly North of LaPrele Park on Spring Creek Drive and South of Laprele Park on Holiday Drive.
IF YOU DECIDE TO PARK ALONG THESE STREETS - PLEASE PARK ON THE NON-RESIDENTIAL (I.E. LAPRELE PARK SIDE) SIDE OF THE STREET!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 SE-WYO-CX race #2 recap



Holy Cow!
40 + rider came out to play on a gorgeous October Sunday in Cheyenne, WY to battle a truly testing course as well as each other in the 2018 Southeast Wyoming Cyclocross Series race #2.
The capital city reasserted itself as the CX capital of Wyoming as 20 racers from Cheyenn came out to represent.  Laramie has clearly been bitten by the CX bug as they produced 15 riders - again to a CX race and notable racers include two 'speedgoats' Tristin Smith and San Fay, who both placed in the top 5 on the day.

Let me allow the pictures to do the talkin'...





















Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2018 SE-WYO-CX Race #2

SE-WYO-CX RACE #2
SUNDAY October 28, 2018
CLEAR CREEK PARK - CHEYENNE, WY

COURSE:
Course will include: dirt roads, single track, sand crossings, grass, and other terrain.  Some man-made barriers will be included.

REGISTRATION/CATEGORIES: 
Race day registration only
Men, Women, Juniors (14-18)
Races are FREE!
Men's, Women's, Juniors ... ALL Categories Mass Start at 12pm.


LICENSING, RACE RULES, CALL-UPS, FIELD LIMIT SIZE, TIMING, AWARDS:
License - you don't need no stinkin' license
Race Rules - race hard, race fair, don't be a jerk - have fun! 
Call-Ups - Nope
Field Limits - Not currently an issue
Timing - This is a free race with the goal of spreading the CX vibe to new riders and allow for race tempo training for those who are experienced CX racers.  The folks timing are volunteers and taking time out of their day to help.  Results are not guaranteed unless you are in contention for a top 5 finish .. otherwise just have fun! Make sure to thank the volunteers for their time!
Awards - Hardy handshake and pat on the back guaranteed.

WEATHER:
CX is run rain, shine or snow --- with that said this is SE Wyoming and a 2 foot blizzard will shut EVERYTHING down.  Check the weather report and we'll announce anything as soon as we can!

DIRECTIONS:
From Laramie:  I-80 East ... Exit 358 (Lincolnway) and turn left.  Stay on Lincolnway and get into the right hand lane.   Take a right at Southwest Drive, cross the railroad tracks and look for parking on the right - next to Kangaroo storage

From Ft. Collins, CO:  I-25 North ... Exit 9 (Lincolnway) and take a left.  Stay on Lincolnway and get into the right hand lane.   Take a right at Southwest Drive, cross the railroad tracks and look for parking on the right - next to Kangaroo storage

PARKING:
Clear Creek park has a parking lot - try to park to allow others to park as well!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

2018 SE-WYO-CX Race #1 Re-cap


29 brave and adventurous souls came out and participated in the first race of the Southeast Wyoming Cyclocross Series on a sunny and surprisingly warm October day in the Gem City!
The coveted SE-WYO-CX cowbell, awarded to the city that turns out the most riders, is staying in Laramie for the week as 15 Laramigos turned out to defend their home turf.  Cheyenne, as always, turned out in force and sent over 10 riders and Ft Collins sent up 2.  In addition, we must acknowledge the rider from Greeley and the rider from Wheatland which rounded out the field.

Racing was fast and furious from the start with a handful or riders setting a brisk pace and breaking off from the rest of the field.  Two riders, Felix Nashold and Tylor Kjorstead, demonstrated their CX pedigree and quickly found themselves in a 1-2 race for the top position, lapping almost the entire race field before hitting their final lap.  Unfortunately, lady luck turned a blind eye on Tylor and he found himself with a DNF after a front tire blowout,

Local race promoter, MTB fashion guru and all-around good-guy Evan O'toole found himself with Justin Piccorelli battling for the third place, then second place after Tylors misfortune, thru most of the race. Spradly Barr Cheyenne cyclist Jim Fahling and Laramie rider Jake Marlow were locked up in a battle for 4th and 5th.  Cheyenne riders Mike Walker, Dan Kapeller, Tim O'Hara as well as Laramie Riders Doug Scrambler, Peter Thorsness, Amanda Harper, Christine Porter and Bill Gorman battled to round out the top 10.

First place - Felix Nashold,
Second place - Evan O'Toole
Third place - Justin Piccorelli
Fourth place - Jim Fahling
Fifth Place - Jake Marlow

First Women finisher - Amanda Harper
Second Women finisher - Christine Porter

* - sorry for the delay in the re-cap ... I contracted a 24hr. case of the plague yesterday!








Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2018 SE WYO CX Race #1 - Laramie, WY - October 21, 2018

Race Location - LaPrele Park, Laramie, WY
Racing begins at 12pm ... course available for preview / pre-ride at approx. 11am
Must wear a helmet and sign a waiver (18 and under must have parent sign waiver for them)
Come out and have some fun!!

 COURSE:
Approx. 1.4 miles / 2.25km track including: dirt roads, single track trails, grass sections, open fields, etc..  Course may include creek crossing(s) and bridge crossings that will require dismount and running with bike.  Some man-made barriers will be included.  Course will favor a CX bike but any type of bicycle is welcome!



REGISTRATION/CATEGORIES: 
Race day registration only - Registration opens at 11am and ends at 11:50am!
Men's, Women's, Juniors ... ALL Categories Mass Start at 12pm.
Races are FREE!

LICENSING, RACE RULES, CALL-UPS, FIELD LIMIT SIZE, TIMING, AWARDS:
License - you don't need no stinkin' license
Race Rules - race hard, race fair, don't be a jerk - have fun!
Call-Ups - Nope
Field Limits - Not currently an issue
Timing - Volunteers will time, they're taking time out of their day to help ... they'll do their best but are human and might make errors.  Make sure to thank them!
Awards - Hardy handshake and pat on the back guaranteed.

WEATHER:
CX is run rain, shine or snow --- with that said this is SE Wyoming and a 2 foot blizzard will shut EVERYTHING down.  Check the weather report and we'll announce anything as soon as we can!

DIRECTIONS:
Laramie (aka - The Gem City of the Plains) sits 60 miles north of Ft.. Collins, CO along Highway 287.  Laramie can also be accessed via Interstate 80 and is 45 miles west of Cheyenne.
Laramie is approx. 150 miles south of Casper

PARKING:
There is a small parking lot at 23rd St and Spring Creek Dr. 
There is also street parking directly North of LaPrele Park on Spring Creek Drive and South of Laprele Park on Holiday Drive.
IF YOU DECIDE TO PARK ALONG THESE STREETS - PLEASE PARK ON THE NON-RESIDENTIAL (I.E. LAPRELE PARK SIDE) SIDE OF THE STREET!!!