Hello and Welcome

Happy Spring Cap City-ers! How’s everyone hanging?

It’s sort of odd to be posting here in mid-April but I come bearing some information that my be relevant to your interests -

Yesterday it was noted that starting on April 23, 2015 Cap City Cross and Cap City Short Track MTB would share the same website to keep all information on one, frequently updated and neatly arranged site.

Take a look up at that menu bar and keep an eye on the “2015 Cap City Short Track MTB” tab, I’ll be updating it frequently and ferociously because short track is right around the corner. I can’t promise anything but there should be a pretty significant update in the next couple of weeks regarding our beloved summer series.

In addition there will be some stuff about the cyclocross series too; but don’t get too excited, we’re still a few months away and there’s PLENTY of GREAT road and mountain bike racing to get stoked on before you start the inevitable transition later this year.

Happy pedalin’, see ya soon.

Gloves are in!

Happy January everyone! Quick note here -

Remember those super awesome, super great Defeet Dura Wool gloves that I’ve been going on about for awhile? Well, they’re in and ready to go!

 

$30, sm-xlrg, and you can use them with your freakin’ fancy phone. 2015-01-13 14.01.37 2015-01-13 13.59.16

Email – capcitycyclocross@gmail.com to order!

Series wrap up shindig

Yo! Join us Sunday Nov. 30, 2014 for the series party at Angry Bear Kitchen. Meet us there at 5pm and hang out till 8pm. We’ll be doing series overalls for each category in between sometime. But mostly we’ll just be hanging out, sipping some beers and high-fiving over what an awesome CX season we had.

Run down -

  • What? Cap City Cross Series Wrap Party
  • When? Nov. 30, 2014, 5-8pm
  • Where? Angry Bear Kitcen
  • Why? For fun!

Cap City Cross will be providing beer for FREE! Angry Bear is opening up it’s bar and staffing a bartender to serve us. They will also provide some communal poutine but you’re encouraged to bring some snacky type foods to share.

Please remember, TIP YOUR BARTENDER.

See you Sunday.

Overall Points! Series Wrap! Series Party!

Big thanks to everyone that braved the cold and came out to Infirmary Mound to send the 2014 series off with a bang! The Ohio Cup, mixed with some folks battling for series overall points, led to some great racing. Paradise Garage Racing didn’t spare a straight, a turn, or a camber in creating a viciously challenging course. Those that decided to double up appeared to be broken, wasted and lost following the second race.

All in good training, eh?

Here are the results for the final race - https://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2014-3105

As for the series wrap up party, mark you calendars for November 30, 2014. More information will be posted as soon as the plans are finalized. We will be meeting at Angry Bear Kitchen. The guys that own the place have opened the doors and will be providing some poutine for all. If you’d like to bring some shareable snack food or a tasty entree, feel free to add to the potluck. Columbus Brewing Company will be providing beer and the bar will be open (not free).

Don’t forget – TIP YOUR BARTENDER

Here are the overalls - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16_25ZbNtqtDsWBEw-yxEi2WHjR3lU1WF0IWyFdKWpoU/edit?usp=sharing

Congrats and a shout out to each the top three in each field!

Women 1/2/3/ -
1. Kristen Arnold
2. Anneke Frankemolle
3. Julia Wu

Women 3/4 -
1. Jennifer Peters
2. Anna Haney
3. Amy Kulesza

Men 1/2/3 -
1. Matt Weeks
2. Ryan Gamm
3. Jay Karpinski

Men 4/5 -
1. Jeff Sack
2. David Rich
3. Peter Post

Men 3/4 -
1. Daniel Brown
2. Brian O’Hara
3. Dan Moning

SS Open
1. Larry Hughes
2. Justin Brown
3. Katsu Tanda

Masters 35+ -
1. Ben Kuhlmen
2. Vince Urichich
3. Bruce Pisarek

Masters 45+ -
1. Peter Czerwinski
2. J.D Kimple
3. David Spurlock

Junior Men -
1. Liam Hughes
2. Max Clous
3. Trace Hendricks

Junior Women -
1. Mari Grassi
2. Rosalyn Willey
3. Caroline Houk

Lastly, I’d like to shout out to our sponsors/clubs. They deserve a giant hand for supporting and making our series go around.

First off Brioso Coffee and Paradise Garage for being our biggest supporters, helpers and sponsors! I know most of you have checked them out, but continue to do so. Thank them when you see ‘em.

Secondly, Columbus Brewing Company and Zeroz Wallets! Westerville Bike Shop and Angry Bear Kitchen (#poweredbypoutine). Yellow Brick Pizza, Roll Bikes! Was great to see Papa John’s of Central Ohio get involved with some free pies for volunteers and some rad podium schwag.

And THE clubs – Paradise Garage Racing! Lady Gnar Shredders! Team Jeni’s! Cap CIty-Brioso Cycling! They make the series go, so next time you see someone from one of those clubs be sure to thank them for their help and support.

Lastly thank YOU, the racers and spectators. This is all done for the racers. So thanks for coming out week after week. We all (clubs, sponsors, volunteers) appreciate the dedication to making local racing important and we can’t grow with out you.

See you at the party!

One to go, laastste ronde, finale – Infirmary Mound CX (Finale & Ohio CX Cup #5) Nov. 15, 2014

Thanks to everyone that came out and checked us out at Smith Farms last Saturday! The fall weather continues to avoid Cap City Cross races and we keep getting blessed with beautiful fall weather!

Big thanks to Team Jeni’s for putting on the event and setting up a drag race of a cyclocross course!

Here’s some results for the race - https://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2014-3275

Photos from Rick Jordan - https://www.flickr.com/photos/108988395@N05/sets/72157649189377081/

Updated overall results will be posted shortly!

Upon request from a number of racers, we are going to counting the four (4) best of five (5) races for the overalls.

Up next? The classic venue of Infirmary Mound in Granville Ohio! This dates back to one of Cap City Cross’s original venues. It features a little bit of everything, but not too much of one thing. Expect some rolling terrain, off cambers and fast racing.

Registration ends Nov. 13 at 11:45pm. Get registered here - https://www.bikereg.com/cap-city-cross-infirmary-mound

Thanks y’all, see ya soon!

Smith Farms Awesome CX – 11.8.2014 – 2 to go

Hello everyone. I apologize dearly for the lack of web updates over the past week.

I noticed quite a few Cap City-ers at the Cincinnati Cyclocross Festival last weekend. It seemed (of those I spoke with anyway) that everyone enjoyed the tougher courses and stiffer competition.

With that behind us, we look forward to the fourth stop in this year’s Cap City Cross series at Smith Farms presented by Team Jeni’s.

Oh yes! A race in mid-November race put on by a club that is supported by the best ice cream in Columbus. Word on the street is that they’ll be some chilly sweets for prizes!

Standard series information applies, but if you have any questions feel free to contact us. We have ample room for motorhomes at this venue, so planning ahead with us isn’t necessary.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR NUMBERS! Registration works will check them.

Oh, you can also preregister here - https://www.bikereg.com/cap-city-cross-4

Can’t think of anything else, but if I do, it will be updated here.

See you (non) jerks Saturday!

Directions, Parking and Staging for Lobdell Frisbee CX – 10.19.2014

YO!!!

Thanks to everyone that preregistered for Lobdell Frisbee CX. Just wanted to shoot out a quick update about the weekend -

As always, registration closes fifteen minutes prior to posted race time. We will do our best to have registration open 8:30 for the men’s category 4/5 race at 10am. If you’re racing any other category try and allow the 4/5 men ahead of you. We will be accepting cash or credit/debit transactions this weekend.

Parking will be tight, please follow all our volunteers directions and they’ll get you situated.

Lobdell Staging – Here is a link for staging. We did staging based on CrossResults.com points for preregistered riders. All others will be staged in order of day of registration.

Directions - Lobdell Frisbee Course

Thanks again and see you all Sunday!

Quick Reminder Here –

The numbers that you were issued at Big Run Fun CX were the numbers you will be using for the entire series. We were very thorough with riders at registration. Do not forget that number this weekend at Lobdell Frisbee CX, or any other Cap City race this season.

Preregistration also closes at 10pm TONIGHT – http://www.bikereg.com/lobdellfrisbeeCX

Get in there! See ya Sunday.

Back to back weekends for Cap City Cross

Hello all! Happy Tuesday.

Thanks to everyone that came out for what is possibly my favorite Cap City Cross venue! We were glad to see everyone after three weeks with out any local racing.

Here’s some results for ya - https://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2014-3243

Here’s some photos for ya - https://www.flickr.com/photos/108988395@N05/sets/72157648249757039/

Most everyone heard that Scott Young took a pretty hard spill but he’s been released from the hospital and is home healing. Send some PMA his way and wish him a quick and full recovery.

Next up – Lobdell Frisbee CX

Get preregistered now - https://www.bikereg.com/lobdellfrisbeecx

Info on the course -

We all know the Lobdell Frisbee course pretty well, right? Three tiers, short little kickers, some twists and turns and a sweeping fast descent. Pretty straight forward. Over the years Lobdell Frisbee has been largely non-technical so expect much of the same. We will have double sided pits but there will be NO running water so please plan accordingly.

Here’s some directions for you - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lobdell+Reserve+Disc+Golf+Course/@40.109054,-82.600608,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xff33c4cb4f02cb72

It’s looking like a wet start to the week but should be drying up quite a bit. I’d anticipate a dryer course, especially on the on the second and third tiers.

Kids Race- Booya! The separate kids course was a hit! We’ll plan on the same thing this weekend, with kids fun laps at 12:15! Bring the kids! Let them shred!

See y’all this weekend!

Preregistrations ends, day of registration only! Thanks! – Big Run Fun CX – 10.11.2014

Thanks to everyone that preregistered.

Quick reminder that there is NO late registration fee, however we are only accepting square credit/debit payments at the venue. We are unable to accept cash/checks in order to comply with the city. We apologize in advance.

Quick reminders -

  • Those attending with an RV to please call or email Spencer to accommodate your parking situation.
  • No running water in the pits, plan accordingly.
  • “Beer and Pizza Party Prime” p/b by Columbus Brewing Co. and Papa John’s of Central Ohio for each wave!
  • Registration closes 15 minutes prior to posted race time
  • PMA
  • No jerks

Big thanks to all our supporters – Brioso Coffee, Paradise Garage, Zeroz Wallets,  Columbus Brewing Co.,  Dan the Baker, Angry Bear Kitchen and  Papa John’s of Central Ohio.

Thanks!