Thursday, August 26, 2010

Last Race of the Series

Final arrangements have been made for the weekend. John will secure a spot for the teams at the base area. We will be combining with the Green Mountain squads. We have plenty of beer and food for all.

If you did not provide food this year, please bring a small donation to support the food purchase. A small donation would also be nice to help Phil with the replacement of the tent which sufferred a fatal blow at the last race.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

King of Rockies Finale, Tipperary Point to Point Info

This Saturday we have an awesome course to race with 26 miles of rolling fun. For those that haven't ridden it before, it starts off with a few miles of gentle road before a great smooth single track climb to the top of Morse Pass. That's the big climb out of the way. From there its onto D2, WTB, D4 and before hitting the single track that we are now very familiar with closer to the finish. Total climbing is about 4000 feet.

We are all riding the same course the start is more compressed with all racers starting between 10am and 10.42.

Our official photographer, Doug is going to be on site so many sure you smile for the camera!

After the race we will be passing the hat around to repay Phil for his destroyed tent and also have a Barbie. Hopefully everyone can hang out after the race and enjoy the food and fun.

See you there on Saturday



PS: Check out this web site to see daily rider cam footage of the Breck 100. Maybe next year. Yeah, right!

To view the other stages, just replace the "stage-1" with 2, 3, 4, etc.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lookout Mountain Hill Climb - Wednesday 5pm (August 18th)

Some of us are meeting at 5pm on Wednesday to ride/time trial Lookout Mountain. Meet at the Pillars at 5pm if you would like to join us. So far Doug, Terry, myself and maybe Mike will be riding.

Mary Jane Race Results

Another good day or racing was had by all on Saturday, with the Team tent the only one that entered a DNF! Unlike last year the weather this time around was perfect.

Mike recorded the top spot with first place. Susan and Rick were close behind, with a 2nd placing in their respective groups. Matt didn't have any tire problems this weekend placed third, proving that having air in your tires does make a difference! Paul recorded a 4th placing and Karen and Adam placed 5th.

The last race of the series is on August 28th. The Tipperary Creek course packs plenty of fun in its 26 miles, including the WTB section again! The start times are much earlier than normal, especially the sport and beginner categories. Remember that it starts in Fraser.

We are planning a Barbie at the end of the race and most likely taking a collection to replace the Team tent!

See you all there next Saturday


Race photos:

Please contact Doug directly if you want high resolution copies.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mary Jane Loop Update

Rae and I rode the Mary Jane circuit today in great weather. It is a really fun and enjoyable ride. No sign of rain this afternoon. We rode up the road, but tomorrow we can take the lift.

The race starts with .75 of road (part of the hill climb) up from SunSpot and then a hard left turn to some single track (Upper Roof of the Rockies) that takes you back to Sunspot. The single track is bouncy with a lot of tree roots at weird angles... From there you have some smooth singletrack (Green World) and then onto a road (Gunbarrel) and a steep climb to the top of Pioneer Lift which is about half a mile. From there there is some undulating double track followed by a mile of single track with a lot of tree routes and some sharp rocks which dumps you back at the start of Upper Roof of the Rockies and then back to the start of the loop by Sunspot.

The descent is pretty smooth with the majority of it on Green World and Lonesome Whistle. The sting at the bottom is the climb up the service road to the Upper Cherokee trail which we have done many times before.

We deviated a little bit on the decent due to some sections of the trail closed and didn't ride the Vasquez road section. Been there, done that.

To look at the profile check out:

The plan for the team tent is to set it up on the North Bench Parking Lot. To get to this lot, go pass the first entrance to Winterpark where the lights are and take a left at the second set of lights. Do a hard left turn, followed by another left turn straight away onto a gavel road to the north bench parking lot.

I'll be there from 8am and give me a call if you can't find it. 3 oh 3 7 two 7 oh 5 oh 3.



Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mary Jane Circuit

It looks as if our insider information was correct! The course has changed for next weekends race. I think the loops at the top of the mountain are the same. (Please feel free to correct me if someone know otherwise.) The change looks to be in the descent. This trip down the mountain looks to be more fun than the past course. It looks like we will descend through fun single track to the base of the mountain. If anyone has a chance to preride the course, please provide an update.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Crankworx Colorado X-Country Update

Saturday turned out to be a hot and fine day after all the forcaster's permitted heavy rain and thunderstorms... The race seemed long than I remembered.

Overall team standings show that GWM 1 has fallen to 6th place, GWM 2 to 13th and GWM 3 a no show since Race 3.

Susan continues to shine with another first placing, followed by Kevin with his 2nd place. Both are having an amazing season and I'm sure they will be getting those letters at the end of the year and turing Pro! Matt, usually a strong contender had a mechanical and dropped down in the field. Matt, you need to put air in your tires. Ben was the only other top 10 finisher in GWM 1.

Team 2 only had 3 riders but Adam as able to record his first top 5 finish coming in at 5th. Paul continues to ride strong with another top 10 finish.

The next race is the fun Mary Jane Circuit. If haven't rode it before, you take the chair up to Sunspot, do a couple of laps and then down a wicked singletrack, with lots of rocks and bumps. Towards the end you have to climb a steep and twisting singletrack hill to the finish line. Last year wet conditions made the tree roots interesting.

From the Marshall insider (Rae) there is discussion about changing this course for this year so keep an eye on the epicsingletrack website for any updates.

Till next race ...