Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lion of Fairfax Opens New CX Series

What is this Cup you talk of?

"The NCNCA Cup presented by Sycip Cycles"

Yeah baby ... it's on.

The Lion of Fairfax CX race opens up this new series for us Nor-Crossers. Apparently, Sycip has donated a CrossDresser frame to the series and a couple of powdercoat paintjobs as well.

right on ... details on how those will be distributed will be up soon.

Lowdown on The Series? At this point, DirtyDaveCarr and the DarkOneMaile have come up with the following:
Categories:

A/Elite Men
A/Elite Women
B Men
B Women
Master 35 A Men
Master 35 A Women
Master 45 A Men
Junior Men
Junior Women
Singlespeeds

For points tracking, it's the best 4 out of 5 including the finals at Golden Gate Park. There will be T-shirts and socks for sale. All proceeds will be funneled into the prize purse for the season.

The end of series prizes including cash and schwag ~ handed out at the finals at GGP, also including a raffle for all participants in the series.


*Just a comment on categories. As noted there will be twelve cats for points tracking, however EVERY category at the event is open for racing at all the CUP races. Even though we aren't tracking points for every cat, everyone is invited to come out and race and there will be a great turnout in every event at the CUP races. Bring your best game and come have some fun.
~DaCarr


Why, that just sounds like a barrel of fun.

The rest of the series events can be seen on the Calendar
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So, back to Fairfax.

Last year the RockLobsters dominated the Elite Men with DJ Snead, Simon the Vicker, AKrakulak, and Hooptie sweeping the top-4. This year might see a bunch of the big hitters down swinging in SinCity for CrossVegas. Poor suckers. But, maybe they can jet back home to fight for some real glory - local style.

Those who stick in Vegas for the weekend will be missing out on the $6K in loot the organizers of this year's Lion of Fairfax have put together. Brian Bucker of Big Swinging Cycles has teamed up with the Dolce Vita crew to put together a kickin' prize list as well as a sweet kid's race to give us some serious cuteoverload photo opportunities.

and all this fun helps send proceeds to assist White Hill Middle School.

that rocks.
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In '06 it was Rachel LaLaLloyd and Shelley gOlds rocking White Hill. They went 1-2 for the PROMAN squad ahead of VeloBella's mighty Kassoy.

This year? It really depends on who makes the trek down to Vegas and gets lost for the weekend. Personally, I see the RockLobster'ettes (yeah, i'm biased) Carey and Kerlin taking over the top spots, since I know Olds is going down to Vegas with el Patron, Anthony G of Cal Giant Starberries, and after that will be focusing 100% on Track Nationals in early October. But, maybe a $K booty bag will entice her to put in one more cross race before Track Natz.

Or, who knows ... maybe Barbarella or MissMetzger will make a showing and run wild over Marin. The Fairfax course might be a dry fast one ... made for someone already pushing some speed this early in the season. Or maybe, just maybe P'Nut Vardaros will peep in and show off her new Vanderkitten colors.

Can't wait to see how that rumbles out.
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Anyway, with all the categories in the hunt for series glory ... I can't wait to scribble down a bunch of exaggerations and smacktalk about the racings and results. And you know i'll be snapping a few pics of it, too.

see you there!
~mhernandez (otherwise known as vanderpoop)

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - 6K of prizes. Not that prizes are the be all end all but that is AWESOME. Proves to me why there should be more premium one-day events like this and fewer races along the lines of "Cyclocross Series #8". Quality over quantity. Love and kisses to our promoters whatever they choose to do.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought there was going to be a 45+ division in the chase for the cup? did you forget that Olaf?

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope there are lots of races, the more the better, and some great one day races with a large pay out is good too. but me i like lots of races, quantity is the way to go, then i can practice, practice practice. and when i have to go out of town for 3 weeks to visit the in-laws and kiss up to my wifes parents, there are a ample amount of races for me to take part in after some special family time. i am so thankful to all the promoters who put on all the races, and hopefully there will always be a full schedule of races to choose from. i like the casual races where there is just a bunch of bro's and ho's getting it on, even with everyone wearing a skirt or thong, not some big production where everyone thinks it is something important and there is pressure and it is over hyped.
thanks to all the promoters, even the small time series with no money payouts who put on 8 races that are simple and fun. i just like to take the family out to the race and enjoy the time together as crazy as it might be. to all who do the labor for me to race, your the best, and love to everyone.
Jes

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? No 45+ catagory?

BLodge
BMR

7:52 AM  
Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

45'ers, just went off an email i got from the head staff.

i'll confirm and revise as needed.

thanks for the catch, yo.


can't wait to get my 45+ upgrade.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

oop ... just re-read the email. 45's are a go and apologies.
m

9:04 AM  
Blogger Morgan said...

I'm guessing there's gonna be more 35+ Bs racing the senior Bs this season...

It'd be tempting to try the Master 35 Men races but that is a seriously fast field!

Middle-aged & middle-fast,

Morgan

10:09 AM  
Blogger Dave Carr said...

Just a comment on categories. As noted there will be twelve cats for points tracking, however EVERY category at the event is open for racing at all the CUP races. Even though we aren't tracking points for every cat, everyone is invited to come out and race and there will be a great turnout in every event at the CUP races. Bring your best game and come have some fun. Dave

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Olaf
you should race in the Elite division
certainly not 45+
you are the fastest guy and usually dominate the Elite division

2:29 PM  
Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i'm going to be lucky if i FINISH races this year.

UPDATE:

official categories for the Cup ~

A/Elite Men
A/Elite Women
B Men
B Women
Master 35 A Men
Master 45 A Men
Master 35 A Women
Junior Men
Junior Women
Singlespeeds
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Sorry for the confusion. First year fuzzies, but there's good vibe going through this. I loves me some braggin' rights.

go out there and hit all the races!

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re Master Women A 35+ (a rare, mysterious sort of species). How will this category be scored for the cup if the race in the series does not offer the category (Lion of Fairfax does not offer that category)?

10:02 PM  

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