Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It's time to race again. If any of you are looking for a full weekend adventure, I would highly recommend taking the mtn and cross bike to Tuscaloosa. Camp out at Lake Lurleen State Park and ride the singletrack on Saturday. The trails that the Druid City Bicycle Club built down there are some of the best in the south. Fast, flowy singletrack that will leave a smile on your face. Camp out Saturday night and then make the short drive over to Munny Sokol park for the intergalactic cyclocross showdown on Sunday!
Posted by mogley at Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Bloody brent. he would dare cite this song as one of my favorites. as someone who was raised on good, honest and pure hair metal, a la Motley Crue, Metallica, Cinderella, Ratt, Poison, Kiss, Faster Pussycat, Dokken, Dio and Judas Priest, it utterly pains me to hear this travesty that Jack Black has obnoxiously thought up. It stinks in my ears.
That said, this video deserves certain merit. Specifically, pay attention to:
- How many fellas are gonna stack it on that opening corner?
- Note the acceleration at minute 2:04. Subtle, but strong.
- Note how that bike came up? Tapped the brake and magically appeared on his shoulder. He must have sepo cable routing. See minute 2:12
- Pins it again, subtle, but it has been pinned; minute 2:29
- When you drop the hammer, drop it,and don't let anyone get on your wheel; Minute 2:45 is the sound of not having any more gears left.
- Don't do a minute 3:00. That's lame.
- 3:30, that's how I expect my bike hand ups
Posted by mogley at Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Yesterday was an awesome day of racing. The ICS-Chain Reaction crew has once again shown that they are very serious about the sport of cross with an amazing course! The racing was hot with many of the fields getting 3-5 man splits off the front that were just rolling at criterium speeds. The belgian weather we were hoping for gave way to one of those beautiful Alabama days that you just can't help but love. Cooter's Pond is perched high up on a bluff looking over a lake with the Skyline of Montgomery in the background, scenic indeed!
The ICS-Chain Reaction Masters Machine of Staubach, Dudle and Hiott got the action started by sweeping the 35+ podium. Hardwick Gregg, Wendell Riley and Matt Holdbrooks took the steps in the 45+. Next up were the Juniors with Cullman's junior trio, Austin Oliver followed closely by Tyler Wilson and Will Faulk. The men's 4 race saw Bilich, Hall and Mattison pull away from another huge field to show that they will be 3/4 contenders very soon. Lennie Moon, Dusty Davis and Patrick Harking were in a break that was just impressive. They motered away from the pack and when it went to laps, Lennie Moon dropped the hammer showing that huge engine he has under the hood. The women were just impressive as they have been all year, showing the better part of the men's 3/4 field how it gets done (including yours truly).In the 1/2/3 race - Sandefur,Everts and Miller crushed it, while Natalie Smith, Stacy Davis and Deanna Steele ran away from the rest of the 3/4 field When the Men's 1/2/3 race took off, it was just amazing to watch the speed difference from any other race. All of the Men in the Elite field stuck together and looked as if they were pacelining for the first half of the race. Hurley, Fyfe and Curtis once again showed that they are the top dawgs in the BAMACROSS series and it was anybody's race. They were all motoring and eyeballing one another when Fyfe had a mishap and Curtis got some course tape jammed in the cassette. Hurley gave a look around and drilled it. Fyfe looked to be closing back in after a crash and kissing the barriers and Curtis was sneaking up behind him. Hurley crossed the line with 15-20 second margin and Fyfe and Curtis sprinted it out for second. We have yet to see the slugfest that is certain to happen this year between these three as Fyfe and Curtis have both suffered misfortunes at both events while Hurley seems to be riding on a silver cloud of crazy good luck (he flatted with 50 yards to go at avondale).
Take a breath and prepare for the relentless month of November where the gloves come off and we see the series contender come into form. Tuscaloosa is up next and if any of you know the Simpsons and the Druid City gang, you know it's going to be another top notch event you don't want to miss. Results will be posted later today. If you have pictures or picture album links, send me a line at marshallbrent at gmail dot com.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
forecast is rainy leading into this weekend and cooler on sunday. could we actually see muddy teeth this year? the team standing will be up today, so make sure to peruse the 'race within the race'. hope to see everyone out at cooter's pond on sunday!
Posted by mogley at Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
It's cooter week in Alabama! Prattville proved to be one of the most fun courses of last years series and the ICS-Chain Reaction crew has promised to add to the fun this year. From what I understand, the back and forth section after the first set of barriers is gone. This will be replaced with a double track downhill to a kudzu hillside run up. Should be exciting as there were no run up's last year...although, I do recall some "spirited" hand ups! The surf session boogie ditch is still there as well as the sand pit. If your hip flexors and back are still screaming from the brutality of Avondale, you're sure to enjoy the smooth fastness of Cooter's Pond.
I should have the team standing worked up soon.
I should have the team standing worked up soon.
Posted by mogley at Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Last year we ran all of the women together to create a sizeable field. The 4's ended up racing 45 min as opposed to 30. Do the women 4's want to race for 30 min instead of 45? I think we would still race all women together, but stop the 4's at 30 min. sound off!