Thursday, September 30, 2010

Racing this Weekend/Flyer Breakdown.

Joe F. and Jeremy H. put on an excellent series called Boss Cross. The first two races are this saturday and sunday.

Click here to get to their blog.

The race is right by the Argosy Casino, just over the river, they have good directions.

Sometimes, flyers are hard to read for people just getting into racing.

If you are a man and a beginner, then you are a cat 4 cyclocrosser. This race is at 1:00pm and is 40minutes long. If you are over the age of 40, you may race with the masters cat 4 riders which start at the same time, 1:00pm. If you are planning on racing this race, please register by 12:00, have your jersey and number pinned by 12:30 and get a good warm up in. It is also encouraging to pre ride the course.

DO NOT PRE-RIDE the course when there is a race in progress, the judges will dq you just like they did at KC CUP. Please ask an official before pre riding.

If you are a beginner and are racing a single speed bike, there is also the option to race the Single speed class. It is a much faster class than the cat 4 category, but fun just the same.

For the women, it is the same deal, just know that your race is at 12:00, so come early and ready to have fun.

Video from KC Cup

Film by Keith Walberg, a 360 racer.

KC Cup Cyclocross, 2010 from Keith Walberg on Vimeo.

Racing during the week.

Swayze Memorial racing in midtown.(click)

No cost to race, no prizes, 1 category. Have fun!

Kansas City Cup

This race, held out in swope park by the MTN. Bike trails(click),was a very technical course. Very fun with lots of single track, plenty of room to recover, and a few logs to jump.

By going to you can see the race results to the left and the upcoming races to the right.

As you can see in the video, the start of the race is pretty important. You want to get out in front in a hurry because passing people in corners is tough. The person in the video missed his pedal at the start and wasn't clipped in till the top of the hill, this being the first race of the season, we'll let him slide and hopefully improve.

There was also some barrier hopping going on in this race. The barriers for KC Cup were the smallest legal barriers. Still, a lot of people hurt themselves trying to clear all of them and the rider in the video opted to run em.

After the race there was plenty of beer and food left, key to a great event.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010