2013 Cap City Cross Overalls – 1st Ed. – 10.9.2013

With two races out of the way, the first round of overalls have been compiled. Things are still a bit wonky – some men in the 4/5s and 3/4s are sort of controlling both fields, but that will be taken care of by the next race.

Also, what’s up with those NEOCXers controlling the top spots in the 1/2/3 field? Yo, Cap City Crossers, have you no respect for yourselves?! Let’s get to work and get those spots back!

As it was noted, we did not compile overall points for the 55+ field as that was a Ohio CX Cup field only.

Without further ado, here you are -

Officially, Official Overall Series Points as of 10.9.2013

****Note****

The only races racers can double up in are Single Speed and Masters 35+/45+ Open fields. Racers are not eligible for winning, or being on the podium, for overalls in two category races (ie 3/4 and 1/2/3).

With that being said, Lobdell Frisbee CX is Saturday! See who you’re competing against and give them the battle they deserve!

Cap City Cross #3 @ Lobdell Frisbee Course – 10.12.2013

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(RUN UP!!!)

Whoa, wait, what? I know what you’re thinking, “I’m getting seven days to recover this week instead of my normal 14?”

Well yea. We’re in full fledge ‘cross season here. Races are only going to get harder. Plus some other series’ have already done five races this season, FIVE! So toughen up a bit and come play.

This week we’re headed out east to another classic Cap City Cross venue at Lobdell Frisbee course. While not as hard as Big Run, Lobdell certainly has a little more elevation. It’s sort of run a different way though. Where Big Run feature quite a few quick climbs and small descents, Lobdell has one, major climb. The park is built on three tiers. Luckily the race starts on the bottom level. To get to the second level you’ll have to run up a nice, steep hill and hop back on your bike and climb to the third tier. Once up top, there will be some wide open twists and turns, maybe a false flat or two, then a screaming fast descent. But don’t worry, that “climb” accounts for two-thirds of your lap time. Recovery is key on the descent, but don’t get too comfy.

For directions search Google for “Lobdell Reserve Frisbee Course”.

Team Six One Four will be out there setting up, running registration and tearing down. They have pre-registration offered here -

- https://www.bikereg.com/Net/cap-city-cross-3–lobdell-frisbee-park

Remember to bring your numbers. We are using those fancy, cloth numbers for the entire season. If you lose yours, it will cost $10 for a new one.

As always, registration will open at 9am, racing starts at 10am with the men’s Cat 4/5 field and wraps up at 2:35 with men’s cat 1/2/3 field.

Following Saturday’s race is the fourth stop in the Ohio Vally Cyclocross Series at Caesar’s Ford in Xenia, Ohio on Sunday! They’ve got preregistration available at at BikeReg.

See you all this weekend!

Cap City Cross #2 @ Big Run Park – 10.5.2013 – Quick Recap

Cap City Crossers!

Thank you very much for coming out and charging Big Run with us today!

I’d like to apologize to everyone for the delay this morning. We’re sorry to have had registration open so late and to push back the early race schedule. Thanks for being patient with us while we got it sorted out!

Also big shout out to our awesome officials – Mitch Beckner and Dave Groen – for helping, adapting and assisting today!

In the end, everything turned out great and it seemed that everyone had a great (considerably speaking, Big Run isn’t the easiest race).

Results, photos and thorough recap by Monday.

Thanks again to everyone that raced, helped out, cheered, spectated sponsored and had a good time with us today! We loved it and hope you did too!

Cap City Cross #2 @ Big Run Park – 10.5.2013

And, we’re back! After a weekend off, Cap City Cross is back at you with a race at a classic Cap City Cross venue, Big Run Park!

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(See the background? Prepare thyself!)

So, what makes Big Run a staple? For staters there’s a soap box derby hill that rises quite dramatically over 300 meters. Luckily, racers start at the bottom and climb to the top. You may want to reconsider taking the whole shot for this one and instead try to find a wheel and hang on. Then, the real race is on. You’ll be forced to race on one the toughest, fastest and off camber courses in the state. There’s even a nice, smooth single track section that can be tricky if it’s wet.

Keep in mind – If it’s dry, it’s going to be slippery. If it’s wet, it’s going to be a mess. The forecast is showing nice weather all week with the possibility of showers/thunderstorms on Saturday. As of now (Sept. 30) there’s only a 40% chance.

Registration will open at 9am and close 15 minutes prior to the posted race times! Course will open for pre-riding at 9am as well. If we’re set up enough the day before (Friday 10.4), it’s likely it will be open then as well.

Remember to bring your numbers from the first race at Summit Vision. We are using those fancy, cloth numbers for the entire season. If you lose yours, it will cost $10 for a new one.

Kenda, Cafe Brioso and Westerville Bike Shop are sponsoring this weekends race as well! Be sure to find someone from one of these businesses and thank them for supporting cycling and cyclocross racing! They deserve it more than anyone!

Finally, there are a slew of races in Ohio on Sunday, October 6. First is NEOCX #5 in Willoughby, OH. The title of the race is “Hills Yea!”. Sounds fun. Second is OVCX #3 at the Gun Club, a classic OVCX course most have raced on. Some say mountain bike-y, some say not. Find out for yourself. Double racing in Ohio this weekend! How awesome is that?!

Most importantly though, see you Saturday! Bring your fast legs, you’re going to need them.

Cap City Cross #1 @ Summit Vision (Ohio CX Cup #1) – 9.21.2013 – Results, Recap, Video and Photo

Recap - 

Coming soon.

Results -

Posted to USAC here – Cap City Cross #1 (Ohio Cup #1) at Summit Vision 9.21.2013

Overalls - 

Coming Soon.

Video - 

Photos - 

More to come. . .

Thanks for coming out on Saturday. The series continues on Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 at Big Run Park!

 

 

Cap City Cross #1 @ Summit Vision (Ohio CX Cup #1) – 9.21.2013

It’s officially Cap City Cross week 2013. Cap City Cross hosts it’s first race on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Summit Vision in Westerville, OH!

Central Ohioans have been skills and drills-ing their hearts out for weeks over in the ditch while other’s have been racing some early season stuff in Cleveland and Cincinnati, BUT the first true test for central Ohioans will be at Summit Vision in Westerville, OH.

Summit Vision is a new venue to Cap City and we’re all excited to see how it works out. Team Six One Four has classified the venue “flat with lots of turns”. What does that mean exactly? Well you should be prepared to lean that bike over and jump out of turns. Unfortunately, it also means not a lot of elevation so there may be a bit of pack racing.

In addition, Summit Vision is an Ohio CX Cup race AND it’s the first race in that series too! What does that mean? Two things – there’s a pot of money at the end of the series of overall winners in a few categories AND this is one of two Cap City Cross races with preregistration. Be sure to check the dates if you intend on competing for the overalls. The races are held between Cap City, NEOCX and OVCX.

Go here to preregister – Prereg for Cap City Cross #1

Lastly, Sunday is the third race in the North East Ohio Cyclocross Series in Brooklyn. Let’s get down on our first race, then head up NE and represent Cap City hard!

See you Saturday!

Preregistration for the Ohio CX Cup Races are Now Live

Yo,

The first Cap City Cross race of the season, thrown by Team Six One Four, is also the first race in Ohio Cycling’s Ohio CX Cup (September 21). Preregistration for the event is live -

https://www.bikereg.com/Net/summit-vision-cap-city-cross-1

Also, Paradise Garage Racing has informed Cap City Cross that preregistration is live for the fourth race of the Cap City Cross series. Incidentally, it’s also the fifth race in the Ohio CX Cup race (October 26). Check it out here -

https://www.bikereg.com/Net/cap-city-cross-infirmary-mound

Also, check out the call up format for Ohio CX Cup races, from the Ohio Cycling Website -

Callups:
– Riders pre-reg’d 2 weeks prior will be staged by crossresults.com points first.
– Remaining pre-reg riders will be staged next by crossresults.com points.
– Day of registrants will be staged in the last wave.

More info here.

That’s it for now! Hope everyone’s having a good time getting ready for the season! Word on the street is that the Ohio cyclocross season kicks off next weekend with KingsCX’s Lionheart CX and NEOCX’s Blue Sky or Not CX.

AWESOME!

Series Race Day Schedule – Official

Here with a quick update for ya! We did a little revision of the race day schedule. It all started with the addition of two Ohio CX Cup races and evolved in to a revision for the entire series.

Here’s the new schedule.

  • 10:00 – 30 minute
    • Men Cat 4/5
  • 10:45 am – 30 minutes
    • Women Cat 3/4
    • Juniors
  • 11:30 am – 45 minutes
    • Men Cat 3/4
  • 12:30 pm – 45 minutes
    • Master’s 35+/45+/55+*
    • Single Speed Open
  • 1:35 pm – 45 minutes
    • Women Cat 1/2/3
  • 2:35 – 60 minutes
    • Men Cat 1/2/3

*We will only be breaking out 55+ for the Ohio CX Cup races. Series points will be awarded for 35+/45+ only. 

Can’t wait to see everyone on September 21 at Summit Vision in Westerville, OH!

2013 Cap City Cross Schedule *Updated/Edited 9.30.2013*

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The cyclocross snake, a photo by Susan Hackett

Now that it is July, it seems like it is the right time to go ahead and start getting prepared for the 2013 series. The 2012 series went out with a bang and we’re hoping the 2013 series will kick off with the same enthusiasm.

2013 is the seventh consecutive Cap City Cross series and we’re going back to the roots for this season. With that, we are making some changes to the way the series is run. First up is our association with Kenda Tires. Kenda has been of stout sponsor over the years and this year they are stepping up to be our title sponsor. They’ve been wicked rad in the past and are helping out in a big year this year. Kenda has been highly involved with cycling in central Ohio for years and this is just another great thing they’re doing for our series and our scene.

Second big change for 2013 is that a handful of local clubs stepped up to take part in the series. Each race in the series is going to organized and supported by these clubs. This may not sound like a big change, but it definitely is. Cap City Cross has an amazing core of local racers that are very dedicated to the series. Each of those racers belongs to a local club and that club has the ability to bring in new racers, sponsors and volunteers. With this help, we can grow Cap City Cross bigger than it has ever been.

The third major inclusion of the 2013 series is the Ohio CX Cup races. The Ohio Cycling Association is going to be hosting a series of races in Ohio called the Ohio Cyclocross Cup. Each cyclocross series in Ohio (Cap City Cross, Northeast Ohio Cyclocross and Ohio Valley Cyclocross) will be hosting two races in the CX Cup series that will be culminating to the Ohio State Cyclocross Championships in Broadview Heights, OH. This means that racers will be seeing some stiff competition in all races around the state in 2013.

To be honest, working with these guys has been awesome and the enthusiasm is building. We’re just over two months away from the Series kick off which will be September 21 with Team SixOneFour at a new venue to the series, Summit Vision. After that, the series kicks in to classic venue mode with races at Smith Farms, Lobdell Frisbee, Infirmary Mound (Queen of the Cap City Cross classic courses) and Big Run. We’re also heading back to Alum Creek State Park for a little beach party and over to Darree Fields for some PostgivingCX action.
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Big Run Fun, see FUNNNN, a photo by Susan Hackett

Other than the aforementioned changes, series information is pretty much staying the same! First time racers go for free (must still pay USA Cycling insurance and license fee), series prices stay the same ($25 for men, $15 for women/juniors), and no jerks and P.M.A.

Series Information

 

With that being said, here is the friggin’ thing already!
1. September 21 - Team SixOneFour @ Summit Vision -Westerville, OH (CX Cup)
2. October 5 - Cap City Cycling Big Run Fun CX – Columbus, OH
3. October 12  - Team SixOneFour @ Lobdell Frisbee – Alexandria, OH
4. October 26 – Team Paradise Garage/ODU @ Infirmary Mound – Granville, OH (CX Cup/NEOCX Mash Up)
5. October 27 - Team Paradise Garage/ODU @ Infirmary Mound – Granville, OH (NEOCX Mash Up)
6. November 10 – Team Jeni’s @ Smith Farms - Columbus, OH
7. November 16COMBO Race Team @ Alum Creek SP – Delaware, OH
8. November 30Cap City Cycling PostgivingCX @ Darree Fields Park – Dublin, OH
9. December 7 - Paradise Garage @ Infirmary Mound, Granville, OH
10. December 15 - Back Room Roasters @ TBA
Keep checking back here for updates and get those calendars marked. You’ve still got a few months to prepare and there’s this little thing called the Cap City Short Track Series that seems like it would be some of the best preparation for cyclocross.
See ya soon.
And remember -
NO JERKS AND P.M.A.