Thursday, June 23, 2016

Week 6 Results

Thank you to all who came out and raced last night, we once again got lucky with the weather. Let's hope it continues! Results can be found here, and the link in the sidebar will get you the results for the entire season.

Thanks for bearing with us as we played around with the idea of call-ups. Even though they didn't end up happening, the benefit on our side was that it helped highlight a couple issues with results that we can now correct, which will help with the accuracy of overall series standings.

We will hold off on trying again until the last race of the season, with the exception of the A races. As long as weather and counting issues don't put us behind, we will do call-ups for the A races next week.

We've had a few photographers come out each week, making fantastic photos. For the past 5 races Greg Cooper has been setting up camp, and last night we also had Jeremy Alcorn out there. Thanks for all the great photos guys!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Update #2

As we look into this further, there are a few scoring issues that we need to work out before we can attempt to do call-ups for all races, which comes in addition to concerns voiced about the system favoring consistent attendance. As such, tonight we will only be doing call-ups for A races. Once we sort out the scoring discrepancies, we will attempt to bring the system to all races at least once next week.

Call-ups will definitely happen for the last race of the series on August 3.

Update on Call-ups

I've been getting a lot of great, helpful, feedback regarding the callups experiment we will be implementing this week, and wanted to put some information up here for everyone to see.

First, I do want to stress that this is a trial. As has been pointed out, this may not be a great thing for the B and C races, where many riders have a hard time making it out to race every single week, but are still strong enough to be front-row, top ten riders. This week we will see what does and does not work, and tweak things from there.

Second, because of the way we have been using the system, points for riders who have been upgraded by changing the category of their existing profile keep the points they have earned, and those points are then reflected in the new category, leading to examples of two riders apparently scoring 100 points in the same race. We will do our best to sort this out and prevent it from happening the rest of the season for a more accurate points tally.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Week 6 Course Map

Below you will find this week's course map. Like last week, the first turn on the full course comes up pretty quickly so we will be doing an out-lap. For the kid's race, we will be sending you straight onto the abbreviated course.

As mentioned last week, we are going to be trying out call-ups before each race. We will most likely be calling the top ten riders to the front. There do appear to be a couple scoring anomalies here and there, which will be sorted out by race day. If we have any updates you can find them here, so watch this space.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Week 5 Results, Trying New Things

It was a scorcher on Wednesday, but the course was great so what more could you ask for? Results are up, and the link on the sidebar should now send you to a permanent series standings page.

We are finally beginning to hit our stride, so next week we are going to try doing call-ups. These will be based on total series points, and the top 10 riders (or however many will fit across the starting corral) will be called to the front at the start of the race. This will probably take about five minutes and we will probably be lining you all up before the previous race ends. Keep in mind this will just be a trial next week and if we begin to run significantly behind schedule we will stop doing them.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Week 5 Course

This week's course map is below, now also featuring some lines for the kid's course. The turnout last week was great--tell your friends and help bring even more people out to race!

There's no new info this week, but we do have a couple reminders: if you're racing multiple races, be sure to either run the correct numberplate for each race or simply attach both to your bike at the same time. We try to have fresh, interesting courses each week, and welcome any suggestions. If there's a course you really liked in the past, or you have an idea for one, let us know and we can try to run it.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Week 4 Results

Thank you all who turned out last night, I think it was our biggest night of racing yet! Last night's results and series standings can be found at the link.

A big thanks to Skratch labs for being there providing drink mix and energy chews and providing prizes along with Yellowbelly Chicken and Panache Cyclewear.

Our race winners last night were:

Men's A: Chris Baddick
Women's A: Evelyn Dong
Men's B: Keegan Sotebeer
Women's B: Alexa Warner
Men's C: Simon Pendleton
Singlespeed: Tom Hopper
Junior: Riley Cotton
Kids: Alex Noerdlinger

If you didn't pick up your prize, please see us at the finish line next week to claim it.

Once again, we had photographer Greg Cooper in attendance, who took some great photos of everybody sending it at the bottom of Rivet. You can see his photos here.