Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Thursday Night Cyclocross/Mountain Bike Event is ON.......

Hi Everyone! This Thursday night - November 6th - at 6:00pm we will be having the Thursday Night Cyclocross/Mountain Bike race/ride! Thanks to James Plummer - he scouted out a great cross course in Lindo Channel here in Chico. The course has a little bit of everything - natural barriers, run-ups, single track, pavement, some rocks, a creek crossing, dirt and even a bike path! You can come out and ride it on your mountain bike or cyclocross bike - just whatever you might have. As of now, it is pitch dark at lights and helmets are mandatory. Last week's event was great - looked like a TON of fun out there, even in the rain!!! And you don't have to "race" it - just come out and ride!!! We just do this stuff for fun(but the lights and helmets will help you have more fun!!)

RAIN does NOT cancel - it just makes it more muddy!

The Starting Point for the ride/race will be at the entrance to the bike path where Sheridan and Sherman Avenues meet, on East Lindo Avenue. See Map of Starting Point here:

We're looking at a 40-minute PLUS 3 laps event. I will give you elapsed time as you come by - and obviously, the 3-to-go signal.......just like the Tuesday night Criteriums at the airport. James will show you the course on the warm-up lap......but we'll have cones and caution tape up to remind you which direction to go on the course.

This promises to be a fun and very active event - hope you can make it out there!!

OH - last night's event at Wildwood CX/MTB was a kick - the course was really muddy.......but we had six riders take part in the event. I used glow sticks to light the way a bit - but didn't help as much with all of the mud! Thank you all for coming out to that one - it looked like a blast! We will be back out there next Tuesday on the long-course(new course). Here are the results from last night:

1. Joe Shelburne
2. Charlie Pelton
3. Chas Pelton
4. Tony Gomes
5. Bill Travers
DNF - Jeff Ochs(knee mechanical)

The pic - that's my cat Cricket.....she helps me with course any complaints should be directed at her. Warning - she's vicious!!