Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Holidays!

I'll situate the final standing and post the 1st week of the year. Race promoters: I'll be taking new races to create the '07 schedule for the Bamacross Series. I know Montgomery and Anniston want 2 for '07. Cullman will be there and We'll have at least 1 in B'ham. So that leaves 2 spots open. Tuscaloosa?, Mobile? Huntsville?


Thursday, December 21, 2006


Yeah, Yeah, Yeah...They're coming. I've been busy, get off my back!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006


Well, It's come to an end. The Bamacross Series shot it's final round yesterday in Cullman and it went out with style. I truly enjoyed the entire experience and I hope all of you did as well. It is so fulfilling to see people who you've ridden with a hundred times, but never seen racing, show up at the cross races with a smile. I'm also very proud to have 3 new race promoters in the state who did a ton of work and pulled off top notch events. We will be back for '07, bigger and badder. If you are a potential sponsor or know of one who would like to be part of a series like BAMACROSS, I'm all ears. That is one thing we were lacking this year - sponsorship dollars. All of the races were funded primarily by race entry fees. This left a big empty spot for series final payout and prizes. We should be able to pull in a title sponsor for next year to sweeten the pot.

I also want to devote an entire paragraph to say thank you to Jeff Haines. Not many people recognize Jeff buried in his laptop at registration. He does a flawless job that is a beast. He just knows what to do and he gets r done. If I'm promoting a race and Jeff can't show...I freak out! Thanks Jeff!!!!!!!

We went through the entire series with only a few hiccups...well, I made one yesterday. I failed to tally double points for the races and apply that to the series final. This should have placed Bart Davidson in 3rd place for the "c" series. Sorry Bart. I'll record on the final scoresheet and get you an appropriate prize.

If you have questions,Comments, Advise,Complaints...Leave them in the comment box.


PS. send me those pictures!!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

State Championship/Series Finale this weekend

Quick note: Awards for State Champions and Series finalists will be held :30 min. after each race conclusion. Bring a clean kit for the pictures. Please note this as WE WILL NOT HUNT YOU DOWN. We have a pretty hectic schedule to get everyone medaled and prized out along with podium presentations. Please be mindful of this, OR I WILL CRUSH YOU!!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


(12/10)-A word from B.SJ:"We will have the course open for preview/practice on Saturday the 16th from 2 to 4PM. An amateur video is also posted on our webpage for a short look at parts of the course. "


Standings These have not been proofed and are not locked. Just testing the Google spreadsheet ap. Let me know if it pulls up viewable. SideTracked has the photos up.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Cyclocross "tournament" in Montgomery makes the NEWS (pop up blocker bad). Well that's just great. You struggle and strain to find sponsors, venue and volunteers to host a downtown crit and the B grade media doesn't even show up. But, start a crappy little blog, get a few sponsors, buy some caution tape, load the cooler with beer...and you make the news - that's just great. Dave Mcneal even made the cover of SideTracked Magazine. This is an impressive new rag out of Wetumka, Al. that showcases fringe sports in the dirty south. As far as the team standings go, BBC looks to have a wrap on that thing. I don't even think they have to show up for the last race to win. So, I put the trophy on my desk, where it will be until the 17th.Here are the results from yesterday:

M 1/2/3
  1. Mike Hurley
  2. Will Fyfe
  3. Chad Hungerford
  4. Dave McNeal
  5. Tony Esposito

W 1/2/3

  1. Kelley Bownes

M 3/4

  1. Dave McNeal
  2. Joeseph Bolton
  3. Everette Herring
  4. Brandon Curtis
  5. Tony Esposito
  6. Hardwick Gregg
  7. Matthew Johnson
  8. Ross Mitchell
  9. Patrick Wigley
  10. Brent Marshall
  11. David Hiott

M 4/5

  1. Jacob Tubbs
  2. Lee Gravlee
  3. Bart Davidson
  4. Carl Viars
  5. Chris Woods
  6. Billy Faulk
  7. Daniel Rumbarger
  8. Ray Fernandez
  9. Jonathan Payne
  10. Curtis Cupp
  11. Ben Chuang
  12. Giles Crisler


  1. Lisa Geyer
  2. Sally Gonder
  3. Jane Claire Gillespie

Masters 35+

  1. Patrick Wigley
  2. Ross Mitchell
  3. Carl Parke
  4. Cayce Cherry
  5. David Hiott
  6. Curtis Cupp
  7. Patrick Porteous
  8. Edward Hamilton

Masters 45+

  1. Hardwick Gregg
  2. Jeff Dorminey
  3. Bill St. John

Dem bicycles be like brap,brap,brap!

Mungumry was a good time. Who gets sunburned in December? Thanks to Cycle Escape boys for all the hard work-trust me, I know how hard it is to put on an event. I think we had the biggest turnout yet. I will post the results and series standings soon.

Friday, December 01, 2006


Hope to see all you crazy crossers this weekend in the Capitol City. Can't say that I've ever raced my bike there before, looking forward to it. I know the Cycle Escape crew is fired up and will host a top notch event. Jeff with Cycle escape asked me to pass this on: "CycleEscape team has decided for our race to add another $250 to the pot for the A’s, to be divided among the men and women (one $250 total, not $250 each) *will just add the $250 to the rest of the money and divide as usually".

More cash is always good. Hungerford says that he will be taking all the money home with him and that Hurley was a pretender... He even threatened to breakout the zebra print spandex for further humiliation. Oh yeah, here's the perfect x-mas gift for the cyclist