Thursday, January 31, 2008

Questions about standings

I noted a few issues with the standings as I was getting them ready for publishing. I noticed the Mens A race was off in the results for the final race. I believe Dan finished second. Hank Campbell was also listed twice, so I combined his totals and it moved him to 3rd.

Please take a look at note any other things that look out of whack. Thanks.

Final standings are in!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Timing chips: your thoughts?

I got an email last night from a concerned racer who disagreed with the notion that the timing chips were the best method of scoring at the races. He was concerned with the fact that, if attached to the bike, a bike swap would eliminate you from the scoring.

I, in fact, had to make a bike swap at the state championship race and didn't for one instant think about my chip. Thankfully I had taken to tucking it in the leg of my shorts, mostly so I wouldn't forget it and take it home by accident. I know other racers who had attached them to their helmets or dropped them in a jersey pocket were not scored correctly because they were too high off the ground. Many found that attaching them to a shoe gave the best results.

While the data is very accurate when done correctly, it should not be considered infallible. A hand count of racers' laps should always accompany the timing system. I haven't heard of any major issues this season, but with the sport growing quickly, the number of participants is only going to grow.

What are your thoughts on the timing chips?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dynamic results from Largo 'Cross 1 available

Florida Cycling has the detailed results from the first Largo race online. The AMB chip system has been great, giving us tons of data and accurate scoring. I hope we can expand its use next season. When the results of the state championships are available, you know where I'll post 'em.

Photos from State Championship Race

Carrie sent along these awesome pics from the state championship 'cross race in Largo. Thanks Carrie!

Christian sent a link to a Flickr gallery: Click here for TONS of pics.

Erik has a cool gallery too: Clicky.

Got any more photos you'd like to share? Now that the season is over, we'll have lots of time to stare wishfully at them until we get a chance to race again! Email me!!

Just because the season is over doesn't mean the blog is. Check back soon for results, off-season training tips, bike p*o*r*n and tons of other cool features.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More pics from Largo

Bill was cool enough to pass along a link to his gallery from Largo. There are a TON of great pics in here. Thanks Bill!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Livin' the dream in Belgium

Brandon Dwight of VeloNews and his buddy Greg Keller have been living the dream this winter. They packed up and headed across the pond to Belgium to race in Master's World Championships. Sounds like they had an awesome time and had some successful racing too! Check it out at Mud and Cowbells.

First pics and video from Largo 'Cross

What an awesome course! I don't know about you but it whipped my ass. Here's some pics from today. Click on the gallery below for a slideshow. Got some pics or vids you'd like to share? Send 'em in or forward a link!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Video from Sarasota 2!

Jason just sent us this cool video from the Sarasota 2 race. It's mostly action of him, but as he says, he's "married to the camerawoman".

Want to see yourself on the blog? Send in some pics or video!

Thanks Jason!


Its supposed to rain for the rest of the week. You know what that mean: MUD!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

'Cross advice from the World Champion

New men's 3/4 standings released

With the action coming down to the final races, it's closer than ever.
To view the standings, click here or check it out below.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Send us your bike porn!

[via Flickr]

Nothin' keeps the 'cross love burning deep inside us during the off season like gawking at sexy cyclocross steeds online. Dugast tubulars. Gutted SRAM levers. Deep section carbon wheels. You know, the good stuff.

I know many of you have cool, unusual, special, lightweight or one-off bikes you've been pimping at the races this year. Or maybe your buddy has one you've been drooling over. Either way, email some pics and specs and we'll show it off for everyone to see.

Let's talk Largo

I know most of you haven't even recovered from the wide-open Sarasota race yet but it's time to look ahead to the final course on the 07-08 calendar: Largo. The new course layout should level the playing field between the local racers and out-of-towners.

The course IS AT A NEW LOCATION this year. If you need the 411, you know where to find it. Or, download the race flyer [.pdf].

But this is the good stuff: Check out the beeeeee-utiful course map online here. This course has got it all. Long straights. Twisty wooded sections. Steep hills. Off-camber madness. I can't wait!

Rumor is a certain local cyclocross fanatic will be back in town to show us what he's learned in North Carolina.....

Stay tuned for more.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Complete results from Hobe Sound

Awesome job by the officials and Club Scrub to compile the lap times and results from Hobe Sound. Check them out here. You can select your category at the bottom of the page.

Men's B (3/4) standings are posted

Thanks to Erik for putting these together.

We're stilling missing the results from the first Sarasota race. If anyone out there knows where to find them, please contact me or Erik. Thanks!

Link to standings:

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Atennn-shun! Camp Murphy 'Cross is here

We're halfway through and feeling fine. Round 5 of the Florida 'Cross Series is Sunday, 1/6 at Camp Murphy at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound.

What's the course like? I have no idea, so expect the unexpected. Any readers out there on the East Coast want to clue us in or will you keep some home-field advantage?

Registration starts at 8:30 and the racin' starts at 10.

For all the 411, click here.

Download the race flyer here [pdf].