Thursday, July 28, 2011

Retro Fun

Sadly, no pennyfarthings made an appearance, but some racers were sporting some classic jerseys. We saw Vinn Hludzinski in Thor Hushovd's World Champion's Jersey, Wayne Smith in some Team USA shorts, and Ralph Hart racing in a 1984 CU Cycling Jersey, back when the colors were blue and gold, just our 2nd year in existence! We had some great 80's music going all night too, including some fun movie-theme songs. Oliver Hart was the first to correctly identify Beverly Hills Cop as the movie for one of our songs, winning a water bottle; he informed us Axel F. is one of his favorite all time songs.

Peter O'Donnell and Chris Baddick designed the course for this week, starting off on a very fast straightaway, and plenty of tight turns throughout the rest of the lap. Even the kids course was super technical. There were a couple of crashes, but only a little blood and plenty of fun. Mike Bachman cruised to another Men's C win, about 25 seconds ahead of John Bliss. Eric Collins won in similar style in the Men's B's. Unfortunately lightning closed us down for the Women's A's and Men's A's. For all those A riders who registered but didn't get to race, your registration will go forth to next week.

Results for the rest of the categories are posted here, along with the overall standings. Be sure to share your pictures of Short Track Retro Night. Thanks to Jeff Stephenson for his photos of July 20. We'll see you next Wednesday, August 3.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Only 3 races left!

The weather's been great, not too hot, not too cold, and rain mostly holding off. Ksenia Lepikhina has not only closed the gap in the Women's A's overall, she's taken the lead from Erin Huck by 4 points! We've got tight battles going on in other categories too. Check out all the results we finally put up: July 13, July 20 and the Overall.

As the summer starts to wind down, we're gonna mix it up a bit these last few weeks. This Wednesday, we wanna see some retro! We'll give out prizes to the best retro bike, the best retro jersey, and the best retro costume. We don't recommend a Schwinn Varsity or Pennyfarthing for the course, but show them off by the tent, and race on your Fisher Joshua, in your Molteni jersey or your costume from Saturday Night Fever!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Rain couldn't stop the fun!

The timing of Boulder summer weather is rough...The afternoon downpour came at 4:30, just as registration was opening. It conveniently stopped at 5pm, so we dried off our equipment and finished setting everything up, delaying the Kids Race by 20 minutes.

The sun and heat thoroughly dried most of the course by the time the Men's C's started. So with 105 racers not discouraged by the previous rain, racing on the new trails, Chuck from Full Cycle still handing out Bratwursts and hot dogs, it was a good Wednesday. We also had plenty of prizes and stickers on hand from IMBA who generously donated to our cause, along with some more prizes from Justin's and Mix1.

Check out Jeff Stephenson's pictures from Wednesday. We should have more pictures, and some helmet-cam videos on the way too.

We've got the results posted. There were a couple of notable absences leading to some big changes in the overall standings. Cade Mead now claims 2nd over the missing Joe Goodacre in the Kids Standings, Ksenia Lepikhina's 2nd place finish behind Nicole Duke allowed her to make up a lot of ground on Erin Huck, who missed the Women's A's race. Brian Alders jumped past both Mike West and Brady Kappius, picking up his second win of the series on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

IMBA sponsoring this week

Thanks for your patience on last weeks results. Now that I'm back in town they are posted here. The Totals have been updated as well.

A few big announcements:
The International Mountain Bicycle Association is sponsoring this week's race.
The new course is designed by Peter O'Donnell, back from riding the trails in Europe; race hard for IMBA prizes. Be sure to chat at the tent to find out ways to get involved too!

We've got a big prize in store for the Kid's Overall. Ethan Hatch, Cade Mead, Joe Goodacre! It's up to you to catch Oliver Hart! Hopefully the weather will stay dry for you.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A fantastic race, sponsored by Justin's!

Despite the potential threat of rain and wind, we had 141 racers out last Wednesday. It sounded like Justin's Nut Butter was a huge hit with everyone, sponsoring the day's prizes. Thank you Justin's for your support of the Short Track Series!
A big thangs also goes to Brady Kappius for designing last week's course.

I appologize for the big delay in results this week, as I've been out of town. I promise I'll have them posted by sunrise. In the mean time, enjoy the great shots of last week's race courtesy of Jeff Stephenson.
-Tony and the Short Track Crew