Sunday, January 13, 2008

US Nationals Moving to January?

Morgan Fletcher passed along the following URLs alluding that USAC is considering moving Nationals to January to align with the rest of the Cyclocross world.

Adam Myerson confirmed the rumor, and he thinks it's likely to happen.

Methinks that January Natz will only serve to make Nationals more epic - though the jury is out as to whether this is a good thing...

Put them anywhere from Colorado to the Midwest to New England, and it will likely be a snowy and icy affair. Put them in the NW and you're looking at conditions that would make 03/04 Nats look like a drizzle. Of course, if you put them in Norcal, it would be perfect.

Now that Norcal races are starting in early September this should serve to make the season a bigger deal - and it *really* won't be your off-season any more...

Monday, January 07, 2008

CCCX Final ~ NorCal's Best Cross Series

We love the work Pilarcitos puts into their events ... nice tents, sponsor vendors, big bannery stuffs.

But ... when it comes to downhome r
acing, taking care of athletes with some steady gas money, and kick-ass year end'er courses and party-vibe ... CCCX rocks it.


Ben JM set his legs on "Tour of Cali-Cruise Control" and powered away from the other boys to win the Elite race. HRS-RockLobster's Aaron O'dell took the CCCX 2007 Elite Series title (AND superboss series winner jersey ... for each category, too!!!).

Downtown Josie Beggs won another race and looked like she was still carrying a LOT of Natz form. I wonder if there's some marathon-type mtb race coming up that she's going to point her fitness towards?

he Women's 2007 CCCX Elite champ was HRS-RockLobster's Stella Carey, followed closely by her roadie teammate Natasha Perry of Velo Bella. The finishes in all of the women's CCCX races seemed to be ... chock full of awesomeness this year. I can't wait for '08.

There are going to be some rad pics up of this event, too. So, keep your eyes posted for some candy. Also, i'm sure good ole' Dusty Downs will favor us with another beautifully wacknut report.

results and pic links:
other pics:

Thanks Again, CCCX Crew. Frickin' Great Racing.
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(all pics stol'd from RickRassmussen)