Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2018 SE-WYO-CX Race #2

SUNDAY October 28, 2018

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

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

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.

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!

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

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!