Saturday, September 27, 2008

Chico Hill Climb TT Series Standings After Race #2.......


Hi Everyone! Okay, below are the Race #2 Results for the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series.........and below that are the Current Overall Standings per Category in this Series. At the bottom of the e-mail, you will see the current rules and races left in the Hill Climb Series:

Race #2 Results - the Forest Ranch Time Trial:

MEN'S CATEGORY "A":
1. Rich Thurman 40:50 30 Points
2. Mike Smith 40:55 26 points
3. Jim Roberts 42:10 24 points
4. Walter Lohse 42:45 22 points
5. Greg Golet 43:27 20 points
6. Mike Castaldo 44:17 18 points
7. Mark Reimer 45:50 (flatted) 16 points
8. Brad Foster 46:09 14 points
9. Eric Ayars 46:51 12 points
10. Rob Bishop 46:52 10 points
11. James Plummer 47:21 8 points
12. Greg Watkins 48:29 6 points
13. Geno Gruber 50:25 4 points
14. Boyd Sears 53:47 2 points

WOMEN'S MASTERS CATEGORY:
1. Teresa Kludt 48:24 30 Points
2. Kim Agur 51:55 26 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 57:37 24 points
4. Jamie Batha 57:59 22 points
5. Becky Blakely 64:56 20 points
6. Kate Cavell 65:55 18 points
7. Pam Hollis 93:58 16 points

WOMEN'S CATEGORY:
1. Janine Rood 54:53 30 Points
2. Jeanne O'Regan 55:16 26 points
3. Kathie Thornton 56:03 24 points
4. Caryn Jones 61:18 22 points
5. Tammie Watkins 61:59 20 points

MEN'S MASTERS CATEGORY:
1. Mark Bloom 44:50 30 Points
2. Frank Winters 45:37 26 points
3. Tom Tucker 47:40 24 points
4. Mike Jamison 48:43 22 points
5. Dan Franden 51:32 20 points
6. Greg Kallio 51:46 18 points
7. Lee Altier 52:46 16 points
8. Walt Schafer 52:47 14 points
9. Tom Reilly 53:18 12 points
10. Mike Trowbridge 53:24 10 points
11. Bill Brent 53:48 8 points
12. Jim Mensching 54:04 6 points
13. Rob Evans 55:18 4 points
14. Greg Montgomery 55:48 2 points
15. Ken Gelatti 56:37 1 point
16. Dan Dominguez 57:31 1 point
17. Skip Lees 57:53 1 point
18. Gary Fowler 61:37 1 point
19. Byron Fountain 63:51 1 point
20. Carl Waters 66:49 1 point

MEN'S CATEGORY "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 47:46 30 Points
2. Graham Maxwell 48:40 26 points
3. Josh Rowe 51:18 24 points
4. Don Miller 51:51 22 points
5. Ken Petruzzelli 52:07 20 points
6. Bryan Osak 52:23 18 points
7. Charlie Pelton 52:29 16 points
8. Bill Travers 55:15 14 points
9. Terry Parsons 55:17 12 points

CLYDESDALE CATEGORY:
1. Tom Embree 52:28 30 Points
2. Lau Ackerman 53:46 26 points
3. Tony Mainz 60:01 24 points


Current Overall Standings after Race #2(the Forest Ranch Hill Climb Time Trial):

Men's Category "A":
1. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points = 46 points
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points = 46 points
3. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
4. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points = 25 points
5. Kevin Speacht 24 points
6. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
6. Greg Golet 20 points
8. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
9. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
10. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points = 16 points
10. Mark Reimer 16 points
12. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
13. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points = 11 points
14. Sean Molina 10 points
15. David Kyle 8 points
16. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points = 7 points
17. David Albrecht 6 points
18. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points = 5 points
19. Randy Moon 4 points
20. Boyd Sears 2 points
21. Roy Steves 1 point
22. Charlie Dawson 1 point
23. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
24. Jeff Galland 1 point
Women's Category:
1. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points = 50 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points = 48 points
3. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
4. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points = 34 points
5. Tammie Watkins 20 points
6. Sarah Johnston 16 points
7. Ariana Altier 14 points
8. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points = 50 points
2. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
3. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
4. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
5. Jamie Batha 22 points
6. Becky Blakely 20 points
7. Pam Hollis 16 points

Men's Category "B":
1. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points = 48 points
3. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points = 44 points
3. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
4. Graham Maxwell 26 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
6. BJ LaRossa 20 points
8. Clay Johnson 18 points
8. Bryan Osak 18 points
10. Barry DeWitt 16 points
11. Bill Travers 14 points
12. Terry Parsons 12 points
13. Jeff Ochs 10 points
Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
2. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
3. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points = 40 points
4. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
5. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points = 26 points
5. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points = 26 points
5. Frank Winters 26 points
8. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points = 22 points
9. Dan Franden 20 points
10. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points = 16 points
11. Walt Schafer 14 points
12. Tom Reilly 12 points
13. Jay Rawlins 6 points
14. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point = 5 points
15. Rob Evans 4 points
16. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
17. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
17. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
17. Greg Montgomery 2 points
20. Ken Gelatti 1 point
21. Carl Waters 1 point
22. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points = 50 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
3. Lau Ackerman 26 points
4. Kris Blee 24 points
5. Colin Moakley 16 points

AND - The Hill Climb Series Information is below:

Hi Everyone! So, we are doing a Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series this year in Chico, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is the famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Chico Series.......with a couple of route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon Galland Cross, the Cutty Series and Tyler Cross dates this fall/winter. And, of course......the weather! Rain will not cancel - but snow and ice will.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title. The Point Breakdown is as follows:

Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Cohasset to Store (from Nicalog) - Sept. 7th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Forest Ranch (
Chico Velo event) - Sept. 27th - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Honey Run Rd. (from Covered Bridge) - Oct. 11th - Cat. 1
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2
Cohasset to Gravel (from Keefer Road) - Oct. 25th - Cat. 1
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1
Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 4-month period from September through December. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Chico Hillclimb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer)
Mens 50+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged. Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this fall and winter! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details and information as we get closer to the events.

2008 Forest Ranch Time Trial Results.......

Hi Everyone!! So, we had a great turnout this morning for the annual Chico Velo Forest Ranch Time Trial - and the weather was quite nice out there today! A total of 60 riders took part in the event today - quite a good turnout for a Hill Climb Time Trial! Below are the combined results of this morning's event........an e-mail later this afternoon will have the breakdown by age, age group winners, beer winners and the overall standings for the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series. But, I wanted to get these combined results out to you now.

Thank you ALL for coming out for this one - you truly make this a great event every year, and I thank you for your participation! And a HUGE thank you goes out to our volunteers this morning - Andy Tautges, Christa Ritchey and Gary Fowler - without your help, these events would be a total mess, so thank you!!!

Okay, here are this morning's combined results:

1. Rich Thurman 40:50
2. Mike Smith 40:55
3. Jim Roberts 42:10
4. Walter Lohse 42:45
5. Greg Golet 43:27
6. Mike Castaldo 44:17
7. Mark Bloom 44:50 (1st Place in the Mens Masters 50+ Category!)
8. Frank Winters 45:37 (2nd Place in the Mens Masters 50+ Category)
9. Mark Reimer 45:50 (flatted)
10. Brad Foster 46:09
11. Eric Ayars 46:51
12. Rob Bishop 46:52
13. James Plummer 47:21
14. Tom Tucker 47:40 (3rd Place in the Mens Masters 50+ Category)
15. Kyle Hartelt 47:46
16. Teresa Kludt 48:24 (1st Place Woman!!)
17. Greg Watkins 48:29
18. Graham Maxwell 48:40
19. Mike Jamison 48:43
20. Geno Gruber 50:25
21. Josh Rowe 51:18
22. Dan Franden 51:32
23. Greg Kallio 51:46
24. Don Miller 51:51
25. Kim Agur 51:55 (2nd Place Woman!!)
26. Ken Petruzzelli 52:07
27. Bryan Osak 52:23
28. Tom Embree 52:28 (1st Place Clydesdale Category)
29. Charlie Pelton 52:29
30. Lee Altier 52:46
31. Walt Schafer 52:47 (Largest Margin between Time and Age!!)
32. Tom Reilly 53:18
33. Mike Trowbridge 53:24
34. Lau Ackerman 53:46 (2nd Place Clydesdale Category)
35. Boyd Sears 53:47
36. Bill Brent 53:48
37. Jim Mensching 54:04
38. Janine Rood 54:53 (3rd Place Woman!!)
39. Bill Travers 55:15
40. Jeanne O'Regan 55:16
41. Terry Parsons 55:17
42. Rob Evans 55:18
43. Greg Montgomery 55:48
44. Kathie Thornton 56:03
45. Ken Gelatti 56:37
46. Dan Dominguez 57:31
47. Kristen Schonauer 57:37
48. Skip Lees 57:53
49. Jamie Batha 57:59
50. Tony Mainz 60:01 (3rd Place Clydesdale Category)
51. Caryn Jones 61:18
52. Gary Jones 61:37
53. Tammie Watkins 61:59
54. Byron Fountain 63:51
55. Becky Blakely 64:56
56. Kate Cavell 65:55
57. Carl Waters 66:49
58. Pam Hollis 93:58
59. Bill Gibson DNF
60. Steve Smead Flatted

Monday, September 22, 2008

2008 Chico Downtown Criterium........

We wanted to thank all of the racers for coming out to the Henleyville Road Race and the Sierra Nevada Chico Downtown Criterium this year - we really appreciate you making the trip up here for these two races! And a HUGE thank you goes out to Michael Hernandez for announcing the event! We'll be back next year bigger and better than ever - hope you can make it up this way again! Until then, here are some news stories and photos from the event yesterday:

http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_10526297?source=rv

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25655486@N07/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo/

http://chicoer.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=597993&CategoryID=19042&ListSubAlbums=0

Rodney Cox
Chico Corsa Cycling Club
Chico, CA

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Final 2008 Chico Airport Criterium.........



And so, the 2008 Tuesday Night Airport Criteriums come to an end - and good timing too.....it's getting darker earlier now, and we had some rain clouds out there tonight! But we also had some great racing - and LOTS of riders turning out for this final Airport Criterium of the season!! In all, we had 48 riders show up tonight to race........and another dozen people out there to watch the racing action. Thank you all for coming out to this one - and for coming to these Airport Criteriums all season long!! A HUGE thank you goes out to Coach Mike Trowbridge for starting these up earlier in the season - they really caught on! And, yes, we will definitely be back next season to do these again - bigger and better than ever.

So, tonight's event counted for Double Points in the Season-Long Points Standings......this included the Prime Points as well. And, being the monster I can be at times, I decided to throw in a few extra Primes tonight!! Sorry about that - it's the devil in me that does it to y'all.

Anyway, 24 riders were in the "A" Category race, and another 24 riders were in the "B" Category race. The pace of both packs....combined with the high humidity tonight and the Primes.....took its toll, as we had a few riders drop out. The "A" race saw a 3-person breakaway get away, with another 3-person breakaway bridging up to them. Towards the end of the race, this 6-person break(including David Albrecht, Randy Moon, CJ Humphries, Tyler Honeyman, Jeff Seyfried and Lindsay Myers) was able to work efficiently together....and they ended up staying away from the chase pack to the very end. It came down to a final sprint between the 6, with David Albrecht taking the sprint over Randy Moon.

The "B" group was able to stay together for the most part during the race, and the group saw some great racing out there. In the end, it was a field sprint that would decide the winner - and it was Greg Golet taking the victory over Kyle Hartelt and Matt Itamura!

And finally - we have some Champion Trophies to award to the victors of this Season-Long Criterium Series. Here are the Series Winners:

Category "A" Men - David Albrecht
Category "A" Women - Lindsay Myers
Category "B" Men - Tom Embree
Category "B" Women - A TIE - Lisa Martens and Jenn Gruber
Mens Masters 45+ Category - Randy Moon

And below are tonight's results.......followed by the Season-Long Point Standings. Thanks again to all of you for making these Criteriums so much fun - y'all ROCK!!!

Category "A":
1. David Albrecht (14 points + 12 Prime Points = 26 points)
2. Randy Moon (10 points + 14 Prime Points = 24 points)
3. CJ Humphries (8 points + 10 Prime Points = 18 points)
4. Tyler Honeyman (6 points + 10 Prime Points = 16 points)
5. Jeff Seyfried (4 points + 6 Prime Points = 10 points)
6. Lindsay Myers (2 points + 8 Prime Points = 10 points)
7. Kevin Speacht (8 Prime Points)
8. David Kyle (2 Prime Points)
9. Mike Smith
10. Paul Sajben (4 Prime Points)
11. Michael Jasinski (3 Prime Points)
12. Jeff Galland (6 Prime Points)
13. Mike Trowbridge (12 Prime Points)
14. Mike Thorpe (6 Prime Points)
15. Tim Creswell (4 Prime Points)
16. Jason Ziegenhirt
17. Janeen Thorpe
18. Jim Roberts
19. Rob Bishop
DNP: James Plummer, Brad Foster, Paul Begbie, Ben Bryant, Ryan Olson
Other Prime Winners: Ryan Olson (2 Prime Points)

Category "B":
1. Greg Golet (14 points + 8 Prime Points = 22 points)
2. Kyle Hartelt (10 points + 12 Prime Points = 22 points)
3. Matt Itamura (8 points)
4. Joe Schlesinger (6 points + 10 Prime Points = 16 points)
5. Barry DeWitt (4 points + 4 Prime Points = 8 points)
6. Jeff Ochs (2 points + 2 Prime Points = 4 points)
7. Dave Steindorf
8. Shawn Hughes
9. John Wiesinger (2 Prime Points)
10. Dain Melton
11. Greg Melton
12. Bill Travers
13. Mike Crumm
14. John Deer
15. Brooke Henderson (4 Prime Points)
16. Jenn Gruber (2 Prime Points)
17. Chico State Dude
18. Caryn Jones
19. Maggie Jones
DNP: Mikey Dufresne, Denny McKenney, David Klein, Rob Glatthaar, John Myers
Other Prime Winners: Chico State Dude (4 Prime Points)

And the FINAL Season-Long Points Standings:

Category "A" Riders:

David Albrecht 119 points (1st Place in the Mens Category A)
Kevin Speacht 75 points
Jeff Galland 60 points
Tim Creswell 53 points
James Plummer 31 points
Randy Moon 30 points (1st Place in the Mens Masters 45+ Category)
Paul Sajben 28 points
Jeff Seyfried 26 points
CJ Humphries 22 points
Tyler Honeyman 19 points
Mike Trowbridge 18 points
Mike Smith 18 points
Lindsay Myers 13 points (1st Place in the Womens Category A)
Rob Bishop 12 points
Roy Steves 10 points
Colby Elliot 10 points
Mike Castaldo 9 points
Geno Gruber 9 points
David Kyle 7 points
Mike Thorpe 7 points
Ryan Olson 7 points
Ben Bryant 7 points
Raymond Cagigas 7 points
Michael Jasinski 6 points
Alex Blease 6 points
Steve Vickery 5 points
Jason Ziegenhirt 4 points
Michelle Beltran 4 points
Mike Cordova 3 points
Rich Thurman 2 points
Kris Blee 1 point
Sean Molina 1 point
Paul McIntyre 1 point
Rich Quintero 1 point
Anthony Ferretti 1 point
Jeff Anderson 1 point

Category "B" Riders:

Tom Embree 74 points (1st Place in the Mens Category B)
Kyle Hartelt 55 points
Joe Schlesinger 46 points
Jeff Ochs 28 points
Greg Golet 22 points
Lisa Martens 20 points (1st Place in the Womens Category B - TIE)
Jenn Gruber 20 points (1st Place in the Womens Category B - TIE)
Barry DeWitt 16 points
Christa Ritchey 16 points
Denny McKenney 16 points
Frank Marinello 16 points
Matt Itamura 15 points
Phil Weintraub 15 points
Linda Zorn 14 points
Brooke Henderson 12 points
Caryn Jones 12 points
Janine Rood 10 points
Jim Mensching 9 points
Dan Reymann 7 points
Mikey Dufresne 7 points
Clay Johnson 7 points
Christine Bergman 7 points
John Wiesinger 6 points
BJ LaRossa 6 points
Stefanie Marshall 5 points
Shawn Hughes 4 points
Chico State Dude 4 points
Morgan Bonar 4 points
Aimee Shipley 4 points
Bill Travers 3 points
Greg Hollis 2 points
Derek DeMarco 2 points
Andy Tautges 2 points
Evan LeVang 2 points
Dain Melton 1 point
Maggie Jones 1 point
David Welch 1 point
Dave Steindorf 1 point
Henry Naas 1 point
Nathan Coy 1 point

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chico Area's Updated Tentative Race Schedule........

Tues., Sept. 16th - FINAL Chico Airport Criterium - Double Points!!
Thurs., Sept. 18th - River Road 10-Mile TT
Sat., Sept. 20th - HENLEYVILLE ROAD RACE
Sun., Sept. 21st - CHICO DOWNTOWN CRITERIUM
Thurs., Sept. 25th - Aguas Frias 10-Mile TT
Sat., Sept. 27th - Forest Ranch TT (2nd Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Sept. 28th - CHICO DUATHLON AND 5K
Thurs., Oct. 2nd - FINAL River Road 10-Mile TT.......for Thursday Nights.
Fri., Oct. 3rd - Chico Corsa YEAR-END Party!!
Sat., Oct. 4th - Climb To The Pie Ride!
Sun., Oct. 5th - Jack & Jill TEAM Time Trial!!
Sat., Oct. 11th - Honey Run Road TT (3rd Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Oct. 12th - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - Last One for 2008!
Sat., Oct. 18th - Honey Run Road Clean-Up!
Sun., Oct. 19th - Pentz Road TT (4th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sat., Oct. 25th - Cohasset to Gravel, from Keefer Road (5th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series) - "Dracula's Tooth" Halloween Omnium
Sun., Oct. 26th - Table Mountain Road Race - Last One for 2008! - "Dracula's Tooth" Halloween Omnium
Sat., Nov. 1st - Galland Halloween CycloCross!!!
Sun., Nov. 2nd - Centerville TT (6th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sat., Nov. 8th - Rodney on a much needed vacation.........
Sun., Nov. 9th -
Sat., Nov. 15th - Neal Road TT (7th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Nov. 16th - Aguas Frias Road Race - Last One for 2008!
Sat., Nov. 22nd - Table Mountain TT - Wildflower Side (8th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)Sun., Nov. 23rd - Sunday morning Cyclocross.
Sat., Nov. 29th - Saturday morning Cyclocross.
Sun., Nov. 30th -
Thur., Dec. 4th - Chico Velo Holiday DINNER/PARTY with Special Guest - BOBBY JULICH!!
Fri., Dec. 5th - RIDE WITH BOBBY J.!
Sat., Dec. 6th - The Team Chico CUTTY Series!
Sun., Dec. 7th - The Team Chico CUTTY Series!
Sat., Dec. 13th - Clark Road TT (9th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Dec. 14th - Grainland Road Race (on & off road)
Sat., Dec. 20th - Saturday morning Cyclocross.
Sun., Dec. 21st -
Sat., Dec. 27th - Humboldt Rd. TT (FINAL Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Dec. 28th - Sycamore Short Track MTB/Cross Race (off road)
Sat., Jan. 3rd - Saturday morning Cyclocross.
Sun., Jan. 4th -
Sat., Jan. 10th - Saturday morning Cyclocross.
Sun., Jan. 11th -
Sat., Jan. 17th - The Team Chico TUNNELS Series
Sun., Jan. 18th - The Team Chico TUNNELS Series
Sat., Jan. 24th - Paskenta Warm-Up Race - will include a sag vehicle.
Sun., Jan. 25th - Final Saturday morning Cyclocross.
Sat., Jan. 31st -
Sun., Feb. 1st - PASKENTA (100-mile Ride/Road Race)

Other possible events likely coming up: Tyler Cyclocross races, Chico Alley Cat 2008, Wheelock Road Race, Nimshew Cross Country Cross Race, Durham Ruubay, Bidwell Park Cyclocross practice sessions, Airport Crit Points Race, North Rim TT, North Rim Circuit Race. And, word of warning - 2009 is gonna be off-the-hook!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Sierra Nevada Chico Downtown Criterium........

.......is almost HERE!!!

September 21st, 2008.........with the Henleyville Road Race the day before!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tonight's Airport Criterium Results......

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Hi Everyone!! So, tonight was the 2nd-to-last time we will be doing the Tuesday night Airport Criteriums for 2008 - which means, obviously, that next week - Tuesday, September 16th - will be the final race of the season-long Tuesday Night Airport Criteriums. We had really good temperatures out at the race tonight, with a slight breeze blowing. But one thing we did notice - it's getting dark earlier!! Boo!! Next week, we will start the racing at 6:10pm......and may be finishing up a few minutes earlier for the "A" group. Also, next week will be double points all around - including Prime Points! It'll be your last chance to stock up on those points for the 2008 Criterium Series!

Okay, tonight saw some great racing out there in both the Category "A" event and the Category "B" event. We had a total of 34 riders out there racing - 16 in the "A" Category and 18 in the "B" Category. The A group saw a 5-man breakaway get away about half-way through the race.....and these 5 stayed away until the end. The 5-man group included Mike Smith, Jeff Galland, James Plummer, Kevin Speacht and David Albrecht. A chase group quickly formed, but they just couldn't catch the lead group. In the end, it came down to a sprint.......with David Albrecht just taking it over Jeff Galland and Kevin Speacht. We had quite a few Point Primes during the race as well(see Point Prime winners in the results below).

The "B" Category saw the lead group stay together the entire race. There were a couple of attempts by riders to get away, but nothing would stick. Even with numerous Point Primes throughout the race, the lead group managed to hang tough and stay together for the most part. In the end, it came down to a field sprint, with Dan Reymann just taking the win over BJ LaRossa, Barry DeWitt, Mikey Dufresne and Bill Travers.

Here are tonight's results:

Category "A":
1. David Albrecht (7 points + 6 Prime Points = 13 points)
2. Jeff Galland (5 points + 1 Prime Point = 6 points)
3. Kevin Speacht (4 points + 8 Prime Points = 12 points)
4. James Plummer (3 points + 2 Prime Points = 5 points)
5. Mike Smith 2 points
6. Jeff Seyfriend (1 point + 1 Prime Point = 2 points)
7. Paul Sajben (1 Prime Point)
8. Mike Trowbridge
9. Jason Ziegenhirt
10. Kris Blee (1 Prime Point)
DNP: Michelle Beltran, Ben Bryant, Michael Jasinski, Eric Ayars, Paul Begbie, Rich Thurman
Other Prime Point Winners: Rich Thurman (1 Prime Point)

Category "B":
1. Dan Reymann 7 points
2. BJ LaRossa (5 points + 1 Prime Point = 6 points)
3. Barry DeWitt (4 points + 4 Prime Points = 8 points)
4. Mikey Dufresne 3 points
5. Bill Travers (2 points + 1 Prime Point = 3 points)
6. Dain Melton 1 point
7. Matt Itamura (3 Prime Points)
8. John Deer
9. Jim Mensching (1 Prime Point)
10. Brooke Henderson
11. Tom Embree (6 Prime Points)
12. Joe Schlesinger (1 Prime Point)
13. David Klein
14. Lawrence Livermore
15. Maggie Jones
16. Caryn Jones
17. Vashty Kyle
DNP: Kyle Hartelt (Mechanical - snapped chain)
Other Prime Point Winners: Kyle Hartelt (3 Prime Points)

And the Season-Long Standings for the Criterium:

Category "A" Riders:

David Albrecht 93 points
Kevin Speacht 67 points
Jeff Galland 54 points
Tim Creswell 49 points
James Plummer 31 points
Paul Sajben 24 points
Mike Smith 18 points
Jeff Seyfried 16 points
Rob Bishop 12 points
Roy Steves 10 points
Colby Elliot 10 points
Mike Castaldo 9 points
Geno Gruber 9 points
Ben Bryant 7 points
Raymond Cagigas 7 points
Randy Moon 6 points
Mike Trowbridge 6 points
Alex Blease 6 points
David Kyle 5 points
Steve Vickery 5 points
Ryan Olson 5 points
Michelle Beltran 4 points
CJ Humphries 4 points
Tyler Honeyman 3 points
Michael Jasinski 3 points
Lindsay Myers 3 points
Mike Cordova 3 points
Rich Thurman 2 points
Kris Blee 1 point
Sean Molina 1 point
Paul McIntyre 1 point
Rich Quintero 1 point
Mike Thorpe 1 point
Anthony Ferretti 1 point
Jeff Anderson 1 point

Category "B" Riders:

Tom Embree 74 points
Kyle Hartelt 33 points
Joe Schlesinger 30 points
Jeff Ochs 24 points
Lisa Martens 20 points
Jenn Gruber 18 points
Christa Ritchey 16 points
Denny McKenney 16 points
Frank Marinello 16 points
Phil Weintraub 15 points
Linda Zorn 14 points
Jason Ziegenhirt 12 points
Caryn Jones 12 points
Janine Rood 10 points
Jim Mensching 9 points
Barry DeWitt 8 points
Brooke Henderson 8 points
Dan Reymann 7 points
Matt Itamura 7 points
Mikey Dufresne 7 points
Clay Johnson 7 points
Christine Bergman 7 points
BJ LaRossa 6 points
Stefanie Marshall 5 points
Morgan Bonar 4 points
Shawn Hughes 4 points
John Wiesinger 4 points
Aimee Shipley 4 points
Bill Travers 3 points
Greg Hollis 2 points
Derek DeMarco 2 points
Andy Tautges 2 points
Evan LeVang 2 points
Dain Melton 1 point
Maggie Jones 1 point
David Welch 1 point
Dave Steindorf 1 point
Henry Naas 1 point
Nathan Coy 1 point

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Race #1 - Hill Climb Time Trial Series..........

One hill climb time trial down.......9 to go!! This morning was the 1st of 10 events in the 2008 Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series - the Cohasset Time Trial! Below you will find the current results split up by category. There may be some changes within the next 24 hours with regard to categories......so let me know if you have any additions, subtractions, corrections, deletions, etc. This morning's Cohasset Time Trial was considered a "Category 2" climb......so the point breakdown for that one was as follows: 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1. You get at least one point for completing the Time Trial. Next up is a "Category 1" climb - The Forest Ranch Time Trial on Saturday, September 27th. More details about that event will be out soon! At the bottom of this e-mail is the e-mail that went out about the Hill Climb Time Trial Series, and the events involved. Hope to see you all at the next event!!

Men's Category "A":
1. Kevin Speacht 20:02 24 points
2. Mike Smith 20:45 20 points
3. Tyler Honeyman 21:04 18 points
4. Rich Thurman 21:22 16 points
5. Walter Lohse 21:30 14 points
6. James Plummer 21:33 12 points
7. Sean Molina 22:20 10 points
8. David Kyle 22:22 8 points
9. David Albrecht 22:36 6 points
10. Randy Moon 23:05 4 points
11. Brad Foster 23:06 2 points
12. Roy Steves 23:13 1 point
13. Mike Castaldo 23:15 1 point
14. Charlie Dawson 23:25 1 point
15. Jason Zieginhirt 23:39 1 point
16. Jim Roberts 23:58(on his MTB) 1 point
17. Rob Bishop 24:34 1 point
18. Eric Ayars 25:16 1 point
19. Geno Gruber 25:18 1 point
20. Greg Watkins 25:42 1 point
21. Jeff Galland 28:25 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kim Agur 27:03 24 points
2. Jeanne O'Regan 28:09 20 points
3. Kathie Thornton 28:32 18 points
4. Kristen Schonauer 29:22 16 points
5. Janine Rood 30:04 14 points
6. Sarah Johnston 31:42 12 points
7. Ariana Altier 33:07 10 points
8. Caryn Jones 33:25 8 points
9. Sarah Kallio 33:58 6 points
10. Kate Cavell 36:06 4 points

Men's Category "B":
1. Josh Rowe 26:19 24 points
2. BJ LaRossa 26:57 20 points
3. Clay Johnson 27:03 18 points
4. Barry DeWitt 27:34 16 points
5. Kyle Hartelt 27:42 14 points
6. Charlie Pelton 29:02 12 points
7. Jeff Ochs 29:37 10 points
8. Byron Fountain 31:33 8 points

Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mark Bloom 23:14 24 points
2. Tom Tucker 23:19 20 points
3. Mike Jamison 26:04 18 points
4. Mike Trowbridge 26:47 16 points
5. Bill Brent 27:02 14 points
6. Lee Altier 27:13 12 points
7. Jim Mensching 28:33 10 points
8. Greg Kallio 28:37 8 points
9. Jay Rawlins 29:50 6 points
10. Dan Dominguez 30:45 4 points
11. Gary Fowler 31:54 2 points
12. Skip Lees 33:38 1 point
13. Joe Sanders 35:06 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Kris Blee 23:59 24 points
2. Tom Embree 26:35 20 points
3. Tony Mainz 28:31 18 points
4. Colin Moakley 34:56 16 points

Hi Everyone! So, we are doing a Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series this year in Chico, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is the famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Chico Series.......with a couple of route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon Galland Cross, the Cutty Series and Tyler Cross dates this fall/winter. And, of course......the weather! Rain will not cancel - but snow and ice will.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title. The Point Breakdown is as follows:

Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Cohasset to Store (from Nicalog) - Sept. 7th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Forest Ranch (Chico Velo event) - Sept. 27th - Cat. 1
Honey Run Rd. (from Covered Bridge) - Oct. 11th - Cat. 1
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 18th - Cat. 2
Cohasset to Gravel (from Keefer Road) - Oct. 25th - Cat. 1
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 2nd - Cat. 3
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1
Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 4-month period from September through December. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Chico Hillclimb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Category "B" Men
Women's Category
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer)
Mens 50+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged. Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this fall and winter! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details and information as we get closer to the events.

2008 Cohasset Time Trial Results.......

Hi Everyone!! What a great morning for an uphill time trial!! We had a total of 55 people participating in the 2nd 2008 Cohasset Uphill Time Trial this morning - our biggest Cohasset Time Trial ever!! Thank you all so much for coming out to this one - it was, as usual, GREAT having you all out there!! Thank you again!

And I want to give a HUGE thank you to Geno Gruber and Gary Fowler for helping out with the registration and the start line this morning at the event - without your help, we just couldn't do this event. So, thanks goes out to both of you!

Okay, below you will find the combined results for the this morning's Cohasset Uphill Time Trial:

1. Kevin Speacht 20:02
2. Mike Smith 20:45
3. Tyler Honeyman 21:04
4. Rich Thurman 21:22
5. Walter Lohse 21:30
6. James Plummer 21:33
7. Sean Molina 22:20
8. David Kyle 22:22
9. David Albrecht 22:36
10. Randy Moon 23:05
11. Brad Foster 23:06
12. Roy Steves 23:13
13. Mark Bloom 23:14(1st Place in Masters 50+ division)
14. Mike Castaldo 23:15
15. Tom Tucker 23:19 (2nd Place in Masters 50+ division)
16. Charlie Dawson 23:25
17. Jason Zieginhirt 23:39
18. Jim Roberts 23:58(on his MTB)
19. Kris Blee 23:59 (1st Place in Clydesdale division)
20. Rob Bishop 24:34
21. Eric Ayars 25:16
22. Geno Gruber 25:18
23. Greg Watkins 25:42
24. Mike Jamison 26:04
25. Josh Rowe 26:19
26. Tom Embree 26:35(2nd Place in Clydesdale division)
27. Mike Trowbridge 26:47
28. BJ LaRossa 26:57
29. Bill Brent 27:02
30. Clay Johnson 27:03
30. Kim Agur 27:03 (1st Place Woman!!)
32. Lee Altier 27:13
33. Barry DeWitt 27:34
34. Kyle Hartelt 27:42
35. Jeanne O'Regan 28:09 (2nd Place Woman!)
36. Jeff Galland 28:25
37. Tony Mainz 28:31 (3rd Place in Clydesdale division)
38. Kathie Thornton 28:32 (3rd Place Woman!!)
39. Jim Mensching 28:33
40. Greg Kallio 28:37
41. Charlie Pelton 29:02
42. Kristen Schonauer 29:22
43. Jeff Ochs 29:37
44. Jay Rawlins 29:50
45. Janine Rood 30:04
46. Dan Dominguez 30:45
47. Byron Fountain 31:33
48. Sarah Johnston 31:42
49. Gary Fowler 31:54
50. Ariana Altier 33:07
51. Caryn Jones 33:25
52. Skip Lees 33:38
53. Sarah Kallio 33:58
54. Colin Moakley 34:56(4th place in Clydesdale division)
55. Kate Cavell 36:06

Final Standings for 2008 Nutcracker Omnium.......

Thank you all for coming out to take part in this last week's Nutcracker Omnium - I really really appreciate your participation and support of these little local events! We will most definitely be doing the Nutcracker Omnium again next year around this time.....but I promise not to add anymore stages to the mix!! Next up, in terms of Omniums, is the "Dracula's Tooth" Halloween Omnium.......which includes just a measley two stages.......but they're a bit, uh, strenuous:

Sat., Oct. 25th - Cohasset to Gravel, from Keefer Road Time Trial (5th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series) - Stage #1 of "Dracula's Tooth" Halloween Omnium

Sun., Oct. 26th - Table Mountain Road Race - Last One for 2008! - Stage #2 of "Dracula's Tooth" Halloween Omnium

Thanks again to all of you!! See you at the Airport Criterium on Tuesday night!

Stage #5 Results for Men's Category "A":
1. Kevin Speacht 20:02 26 points
2. Mike Smith 20:45 22 points
3. Tyler Honeyman 21:04 20 points
4. Rich Thurman 21:22 18 points
5. Walter Lohse 21:30 16 points
6. James Plummer 21:33 14 points
7. Sean Molina 22:20 12 points
8. David Kyle 22:22 10 points
9. David Albrecht 22:36 8 points
10. Randy Moon 23:05 6 points
11. Brad Foster 23:06 4 points
12. Roy Steves 23:13 2 points
13. Mark Bloom 23:14 1 point
14. Mike Castaldo 23:15 1 point
15. Tom Tucker 23:19 1 point
16. Charlie Dawson 23:25 1 point
17. Jim Roberts 23:58(on his MTB) 1 point
18. Kris Blee 23:59 1 point
19. Rob Bishop 24:34 1 point
20. Eric Ayars 25:16 1 point
21. Geno Gruber 25:18 1 point
22. Greg Watkins 25:42 1 point
23. Mike Jamison 26:04 1 point
24. Mike Trowbridge 26:47 1 point
25. Jeff Galland 28:25 1 point

Stage #5 Results for Men's Category "B":
1. Jason Zieginhirt 23:39 26 points
2. Josh Rowe 26:19 22 points
3. Tom Embree 26:35 20 points
4. BJ LaRossa 26:57 18 points
5. Bill Brent 27:02 16 points
6. Clay Johnson 27:03 14 points
7. Lee Altier 27:13 12 points
8. Barry DeWitt 27:34 10 points
9. Kyle Hartelt 27:42 8 points
10. Tony Mainz 28:31 6 points
11. Jim Mensching 28:33 4 points
12. Greg Kallio 28:37 2 points
13. Charlie Pelton 29:02 1 point
14. Jeff Ochs 29:37 1 point
15. Jay Rawlins 29:50 1 point
16. Dan Dominguez 30:45 1 point
17. Byron Fountain 31:33 1 point
18. Gary Fowler 31:54 1 point
19. Skip Lees 33:38 1 point
20. Colin Moakley 34:56 1 point

Stage #5 Results for the Women's Category:
1. Kim Agur 27:03 26 points
2. Jeanne O'Regan 28:09 22 points
3. Kathie Thornton 28:32 20 points
4. Kristen Schonauer 29:22 18 points
5. Janine Rood 30:04 16 points
6. Sarah Johnston 31:42 14 points
7. Ariana Altier 33:07 12 points
8. Caryn Jones 33:25 10 points
9. Sarah Kallio 33:58 8 points
10. Kate Cavell 36:06 6 points

FINAL Standings for Category "A" Men after Stage #5:
1. Kevin Speacht 18 points + 33 points + 22 points + 30 points + 26 points + 30 points = 159 points
2. David Albrecht 17 points + 25 points + 24 points + 24 points + 8 points + 30 points = 128 points
3. Tyler Honeyman 7 points + 18 points + 16 points + 20 points + 20 points + 30 points = 111 points
4. Rich Thurman 6 points + 2 points + 20 points + 22 points + 18 points + 30 points = 98 points
5. Jeff Galland 22 points + 17 points + 10 points + 1 point + 1 point + 30 points = 81 points
6. David Kyle 11 points + 1 point + 7 points + 18 points + 10 points + 30 points = 77 points
7. James Plummer 1 point + 9 points + 12 points + 2 points + 14 points + 30 points = 68 points
8. Mike Castaldo 4 points + 1 point + 7 points + 12 points + 1 point + 30 points = 55 points
9. Sean Molina 2 points + 1 point + 2 points + 8 points + 12 points + 30 points = 55 points
10. Tim Olson 1 point + 8 points + 30 points + 14 points = 53 points
11. Mike Smith 1 point + 16 points + 22 points = 39 points
12. Mike Trowbridge 1 point + 1 point + 1 point + 1 point + 1 point + 30 points = 35 points
13. Paul McIntyre 17 points + 14 points = 31 points
14. Paul Sajben 14 points + 1 point + 10 points = 25 points
15. CJ Humphries 1 point + 1 point + 18 points + 1 point = 21 points
16. Walter Lohse 16 points
17. Randy Moon 8 points + 1 point + 6 points = 15 points
18. Rich Quintero 13 points
19. Jeff Seyfried 1 point + 10 points = 11 points
20. Rob Bishop 1 point + 6 points + 1 point = 8 points
21. Geno Gruber 4 points + 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 7 points
22. Roy Steves 1 point + 1 point + 1 point + 2 points = 5 points
23. Charlie Dawson 4 points + 1 point = 5 points
24. Brad Foster 1 point + 4 points = 5 points
25. Ethan Black 4 points
26. Alex Blease 4 points
27. Michael Jasinski 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
28. Mike Thorpe 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
29. Eric Ayars 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
30. Joe Shelburne 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
31. Ryan Olson 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
32. Jim Roberts 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
33. Steve Vickery 1 point
34. Mark Bloom 1 point
35. Tom Tucker 1 point
36. Kris Blee 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
37. Greg Watkins 1 point
38. Mike Jamison 1 point
39. Paul Begbie 1 point
40. Trevor Thompson 1 point
41. Frank Winters 1 point
42. Taff Dirks 1 point
43. Tim Creswell 1 point

FINAL Standings for Category "B" Men after Stage #5:
1. Tom Embree 10 points + 25 points + 30 points + 20 points + 20 points + 30 points = 135 points
2. Kyle Hartelt 15 points + 18 points + 22 points + 24 points + 8 points + 30 points = 117 points
3. Jason Ziegenhirt 25 points + 12 points + 30 points + 26 points = 93 points
4. Jim Mensching 4 points + 10 points + 24 points + 16 points + 4 points + 30 points = 88 points
5. Phil Weintraub 16 points + 20 points + 16 points = 52 points
6. Mikey Dufresne 12 points + 14 points + 18 points = 44 points
7. Charlie Pelton 14 points + 18 points + 1 point = 33 points
8. Bill Brent 14 points + 16 points = 30 points
9. Jeff Ochs 1 point + 20 points + 6 points + 1 point = 28 points
10. Greg Hollis 8 points + 12 points + 2 points = 22 points
11. Preben Nielsen 22 points
12. Josh Rowe 22 points
13. BJ LaRossa 18 points
14. Joe Schlesinger 16 points
15. Evan LeVang 16 points
16. Clay Johnson 14 points
17. Denny McKenney 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
18. Lee Altier 12 points
19. Dan Dominguez 10 points + 1 point = 11 points
20. Barry DeWitt 10 points
21. Graham Maxwell 10 points
22. Bill Travers 1 point + 8 points = 9 points
23. Walt Schafer 8 points
24. Mike Crumm 2 points + 6 points = 8 points
25. Tony Mainz 6 points
26. Paul Stephens 6 points
27. Dave Nott 4 points
28. Shawn Hughes 4 points
29. Greg Kallio 2 points
30. Jay Rawlins 1 point
31. Byron Fountain 1 point
32. Gary Fowler 1 point
33. Skip Lees 1 point
34. Colin Moakley 1 point
35. Clayton Anderson 1 point

FINAL Standings for the Women's Category after Stage #5:
1. Janine Rood 16 points + 20 points + 24 points + 16 points + 16 points + 30 points = 122 points
2. Caryn Jones 14 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points + 10 points + 30 points = 116 points
3. Brooke Henderson 20 points + 25 points = 45 points
4. Jeanne O'Regan 20 points + 22 points = 42 points
5. Elizabeth Brent 30 points
6. Kim Agur 26 points
7. Margaret Bomberg 22 points + 2 points = 24 points
8. Teresa Kludt 24 points
9. Gabriel Walters 22 points
10. Kathie Thornton 20 points
11. Megan Kurtz 20 points
12. Kristen Schonauer 18 points
13. Mary Reyes 18 points
14. Jamie Batha 18 points
15. Sarah Johnston 14 points
16. Ariana Altier 12 points
17. Renee Fiack 12 points
18. Maggie Jones 12 points
19. Sandra Barton 10 points
20. Sarah Kallio 8 points
21. Anne Yates 8 points
22. Joanne Gilchrist 6 points
23. Kate Cavell 6 points
24. Lori Beth Way 4 points

FINAL Standings for Masters 45+ Men after Stage #5:
1. Mike Trowbridge 35 points
2. Jim Mensching 29 points
3. Phil Weintraub 17 points
4. Randy Moon 15 points
5. Jeff Seyfried 11 points
6. Charlie Pelton 11 points
7. Bill Brent 10 points
8. Greg Hollis 7 points
9. Preben Nielsen 7 points
10. Denny McKenney 4 points
11. Bill Travers 3 points
12. Dan Dominguez 3 points
13. Walt Schafer 2 points
14. Mike Crumm 2 points
15. Paul Stephens 2 points

Saturday, September 06, 2008

One Stage Left in the Nutcracker........

Hi Y'all!! Okay, below are the Standings for the 2008 Nutcracker Omnium after this morning's Stage #4 - the Messilla Valley Circuit Race. These Standings will become Final after 9:00PM tonight. There is one last stage left - tomorrow morning's Cohasset Uphill Time Trial. The point breakdown for that event is: 26-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1. In addition, any rider who has completed all 5 stages of the Omnium also receives 30 bonus points. And we have quite the battles going on in a few different categories! So, with that said, here are the Preliminary Results from this morning's stage.......and below that are the current Preliminary Overall Standings in each category:

Men's Category "A" Stage #4 Results:
1. Kevin Speacht 30 points
2. David Albrecht 24
3. Rich Thurman 22
4. Tyler Honeyman 20
5. David Kyle 18
6. Mike Smith 16
7. Tim Olson 14
8. Mike Castaldo 12
9. Paul Sajben 10
10. Sean Molina 8
11. Rob Bishop 6
12. Ethan Black 4
13. James Plummer 2
14. Joe Shelburne 1
15. Roy Steves 1
16. CJ Humphries 1
17. Jeff Galland 1
18. Jim Roberts 1
19. Mike Thorpe 1
20. Eric Ayars 1
21. Mike Trowbridge 1

Men's Category "B" Stage #4 Results:
1. Jason Ziegenhirt 30 points
2. Kyle Hartelt 24
3. Preben Nielsen 22
4. Tom Embree 20
5. Charlie Pelton 18
6. Jim Mensching 16
7. Bill Brent 14
8. Denny McKenney 12
9. Dan Dominguez 10
10. Bill Travers 8
11. Jeff Ochs 6
12. Shawn Hughes 4
13. Greg Hollis 2
14. Clayton Anderson 1

Women's Category "B" Stage #4 Results:
1. Elizabeth Brent 30 points
2. Teresa Kludt 24
3. Gabrielle Walters 22
4. Jamie Batha 20
5. Jeanne O'Regan 18
6. Janine Rood 16
7. Caryn Jones 14
8. Reene Fiack 12
9. Sandra Barton 10
10. Anne Yates 8
11. Joanne Gilchrist 6
12. Lori Beth Way 4
13. Margaret Bomberg 2


OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Men after Stage #4:
1. Kevin Speacht 18 points + 33 points + 22 points + 30 points = 103 points
2. David Albrecht 17 points + 25 points + 24 points + 24 points = 90 points
3. Tyler Honeyman 7 points + 18 points + 16 points + 20 points = 61 points
4. Tim Olson 1 point + 8 points + 30 points + 14 points = 53 points
5. Rich Thurman 6 points + 2 points + 20 points + 22 points = 50 points
6. Jeff Galland 22 points + 17 points + 10 points + 1 point = 50 points
7. David Kyle 11 points + 1 point + 7 points + 18 points = 37 points
8. Paul McIntyre 17 points + 14 points = 31 points
9. Paul Sajben 14 points + 1 point + 10 points = 25 points
10. James Plummer 1 point + 9 points + 12 points + 2 points = 24 points
11. Mike Castaldo 4 points + 1 point + 7 points + 12 points = 24 points
12. CJ Humphries 1 point + 1 point + 18 points + 1 point = 21 points
13. Mike Smith 1 point + 16 points = 17 points
14. Sean Molina 2 points + 1 point + 2 points + 8 points = 13 points
15. Rich Quintero 13 points
16. Jeff Seyfried 1 point + 10 points = 11 points
17. Randy Moon 8 points + 1 point = 9 points
18. Rob Bishop 1 point + 6 points = 7 points
19. Geno Gruber 4 points + 1 point + 1 point = 6 points
20. Mike Trowbridge 1 point + 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 4 points
21. Charlie Dawson 4 points
22. Ethan Black 4 points
23. Alex Blease 4 points
24. Michael Jasinski 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
25. Roy Steves 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
26. Mike Thorpe 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
27. Joe Shelburne 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
28. Eric Ayars 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
29. Ryan Olson 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
30. Jim Roberts 1 point
31. Brad Foster 1 point
32. Steve Vickery 1 point
33. Kris Blee 1 point
34. Paul Begbie 1 point
35. Trevor Thompson 1 point
36. Frank Winters 1 point
37. Taff Dirks 1 point
38. Tim Creswell 1 point

OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Men after Stage #4:
1. Tom Embree 10 points + 25 points + 30 points + 20 points = 85 points
2. Kyle Hartelt 15 points + 18 points + 22 points + 24 points = 79 points
3. Jason Ziegenhirt 25 points + 12 points + 30 points = 67 points
4. Jim Mensching 4 points + 10 points + 24 points + 16 points = 54 points
5. Phil Weintraub 16 points + 20 points + 16 points = 52 points
6. Mikey Dufresne 12 points + 14 points + 18 points = 44 points
7. Charlie Pelton 14 points + 18 points = 32 points
8. Jeff Ochs 1 point + 20 points + 6 points = 27 points
9. Greg Hollis 8 points + 12 points + 2 points = 22 points
10. Preben Nielsen 22 points
11. Joe Schlesinger 16 points
12. Evan LeVang 16 points
13. Bill Brent 14 points
14. Denny McKenney 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
15. Dan Dominguez 10 points
16. Graham Maxwell 10 points
17. Bill Travers 1 point + 8 points = 9 points
18. Walt Schafer 8 points
19. Mike Crumm 2 points + 6 points = 8 points
20. Paul Stephens 6 points
21. Dave Nott 4 points
22. Shawn Hughes 4 points
23. Clayton Anderson 1 point

OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Women after Stage #4:
1. Caryn Jones 14 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points = 76 points
2. Janine Rood 16 points + 20 points + 24 points + 16 points = 76 points
3. Brooke Henderson 20 points + 25 points = 45 points
4. Elizabeth Brent 30 points
5. Margaret Bomberg 22 points + 2 points = 24 points
6. Teresa Kludt 24 points
7. Gabriel Walters 22 points
8. Jamie Batha 20 points
9. Megan Kurtz 20 points
10. Mary Reyes 18 points
11. Jeanne O'Regan 18 points
12. Renee Fiack 12 points
13. Maggie Jones 12 points
14. Sandra Barton 10 points
15. Anne Yates 8 points
16. Joanne Gilchrist 6 points
17. Lori Beth Way 4 points

OVERALL Standings for Masters 45+ Men after Stage #4:
1. Jim Mensching 18 points
2. Phil Weintraub 17 points
3. Jeff Seyfried 11 points
4. Charlie Pelton 10 points
5. Randy Moon 9 points
6. Greg Hollis 7 points
7. Preben Nielsen 7 points
8. Mike Trowbridge 4 points
9. Bill Brent 4 points
10. Denny McKenney 4 points
11. Bill Travers 3 points
12. Dan Dominguez 3 points
13. Walt Schafer 2 points
14. Mike Crumm 2 points
15. Paul Stephens 2 points

Friday, September 05, 2008

2 Nutcracker Stages Left........

OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Men after Stage 3:
1. Kevin Speacht 18 points + 33 points + 22 points = 73 points
2. David Albrecht 17 points + 25 points + 24 points = 66 points
3. Jeff Galland 22 points + 17 points + 10 points = 49 points
4. Tyler Honeyman 7 points + 18 points + 16 points = 41 points
5. Tim Olson 1 point + 8 points + 30 points = 39 points
6. Paul McIntyre 17 points + 14 points = 31 points
7. Rich Thurman 6 points + 2 points + 20 points = 28 points
8. James Plummer 1 point + 9 points + 12 points = 22 points
9. CJ Humphries 1 point + 1 point + 18 points = 20 points
10. David Kyle 11 points + 1 point + 7 points = 19 points
11. Paul Sajben 14 points + 1 point = 15 points
12. Rich Quintero 13 points
13. Mike Castaldo 4 points + 1 point + 7 points = 12 points
14. Jeff Seyfried 1 point + 10 points = 11 points
15. Randy Moon 8 points + 1 point = 9 points
16. Geno Gruber 4 points + 1 point + 1 point = 6 points
17. Sean Molina 2 points + 1 point + 2 points = 5 points
18. Charlie Dawson 4 points
19. Alex Blease 4 points
20. Mike Trowbridge 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
21. Michael Jasinski 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
22. Roy Steves 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
23. Mike Thorpe 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
24. Ryan Olson 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
25. Rob Bishop 1 point
26. Joe Shelburne 1 point
27. Mike Smith 1 point
28. Brad Foster 1 point
29. Steve Vickery 1 point
30. Kris Blee 1 point
31. Paul Begbie 1 point
32. Trevor Thompson 1 point
33. Frank Winters 1 point
34. Taff Dirks 1 point
35. Tim Creswell 1 point
36. Eric Ayars 1 point


OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Women after Stage 3:
1. Janeen Thorpe 20 points + 20 points = 40 points
2. Michelle Beltran 30 points
3. Lindsay Myers 25 points


OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Men after Stage 3:
1. Tom Embree 10 points + 25 points + 30 points = 65 points
2. Kyle Hartelt 15 points + 18 points + 22 points = 55 points
3. Phil Weintraub 16 points + 20 points + 16 points = 52 points
4. Mikey Dufresne 12 points + 14 points + 18 points = 44 points
5. Jim Mensching 4 points + 10 points + 24 points = 38 points
6. Jason Ziegenhirt 25 points + 12 points = 37 points
7. Jeff Ochs 1 point + 20 points = 21 points
8. Greg Hollis 8 points + 12 points = 20 points
9. Joe Schlesinger 16 points
10. Evan LeVang 16 points
11. Charlie Pelton 14 points
12. Graham Maxwell 10 points
13. Walt Schafer 8 points
14. Mike Crumm 2 points + 6 points = 8 points
15. Paul Stephens 6 points
16. Dave Nott 4 points
17. Bill Travers 1 point
18. Denny McKenney 1 point


OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Women after Stage 3:
1. Caryn Jones 14 points + 18 points + 30 points = 62 points
2. Janine Rood 16 points + 20 points + 24 points = 60 points
3. Brooke Henderson 20 points + 25 points = 45 points
4. Margaret Bomberg 22 points
5. Megan Kurtz 20 points
6. Mary Reyes 18 points
7. Maggie Jones 12 points

OVERALL Standings for Masters 45+ Men:
1. Phil Weintraub 17 points
2. Jim Mensching 12 points
3. Jeff Seyfried 11 points
4. Randy Moon 9 points
5. Greg Hollis 6 points
6. Mike Trowbridge 3 points
7. Walt Schafer 2 points
8. Mike Crumm 2 points
9. Paul Stephens 2 points
10. Denny McKenney 1 point

Stage 4 - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - Saturday, September 6th - 8:30am:
Registration opens at 8:00AM - As go at 8:30am, Bs go at 8:33am.
1st Place = 30 points
2nd = 24 points
3rd = 22 points
4th = 20 points
5th = 18 points
6th = 16 points
7th = 14 points
8th = 12 points
9th = 10 points
10th = 8 points
11th = 6 points
12th = 4 points
13th = 2 points
All other finishers = 1 point

Stage 5 - The Cohasset UPHILL Time Trial - Sunday, September 7th - 9:00am (1st Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series too!):
*Registration opens at 8:15am at Cohasset and Nicalog Road. Must register for the Time Trial in order to receive points. Free event, as usual. First rider off at 9:01am, and we will go in 1-minute intervals. Start is at Nicalog Road - Finish is at the Cohasset Store. Aero equipment - not that you'll need it - IS allowed for this one!
1st Place = 26 points
2nd = 22 points
3rd = 20 points
4th = 18 points
5th = 16 points
6th = 14 points
7th = 12 points
8th = 10 points
9th = 8 points
10th = 6 points
11th = 4 points
12th = 2 points
All other finishers = 1 point

RULES - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!!!:
1. Riders who do ALL 5 EVENTS WILL RECEIVE 30 BONUS POINTS!
2. No entry fee, no license required and NO WHINING! Whiners will be automatically scolded, so please be good!! ;)
3. If you are unable to make it to all of the events, your points will still be counted toward the overall standings.
4. Point totals will be posted before each event at the meeting/start area.
5. Safety comes before bragging rights - so BE CAREFUL!!!
6. PLEASE - NO aero equipment to be used at the Airport Criterium, the Fast 50, the River Road Time Trial or the Messilla Valley Circuit Race!!!!!
7. Overall Points will be calculated by Sunday afternoon - we will meet at North Rim Adventure Sports at 2:00PM to award the trophies to the Champions - and then party at Woodstocks Pizza next door afterwards!
8. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the highest placing in the River Road Time Trial wins the overall. The winner will be presented with the Nutcracker Omnium Trophy.
9. Unless specifically modified by the above rules, all USCF racing rules apply to this event - including MANDATORY HELMETS IN ALL EVENTS! To find out more about USCF racing rules, please visit www.usacycling.org or contact Rodney at lorrod7@comcast.net.
10. Cycling is not a perfectly safe sport, so don't even kid yourself. By entering this event, YOU PERSONALLY ACCEPT THE RISKS INVOLVED. Any injuries or damages will not be covered by anyone else but you. This is merely a competitive group ride and is not affiliated in any way with any sanctioning body.
11. Results will be posted daily to the local e-mail groups.

It's Trophy Weekend in Chico........

Yep, it is trophy weekend here in Chico - we have trophies to give out for the winners of the Nutcracker Omnium, the Messilla Valley Circuit Race(Saturday) and the Cohasset Uphill Time Trial(Sunday).

Want a trophy? Well, it's like Linda Elgart said this morning - half of winning is actually showing up to the events! And here they are:

Sat., Sept. 6th - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - 4th Race of Nutcracker Omnium
Sun., Sept. 7th - Cohasset UPHILL Time Trial - Final Race Nutcracker Omnium (1st Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Tues., Sept. 9th - Chico Airport Criterium
Thurs., Sept. 11th - Aguas Frias 10-Mile TT
Fri., Sept. 12th -
Sat., Sept. 13th - BIDWELL BUMP Mountain Bike Race Weekend - Chico State Event
Sun., Sept. 14th - BIDWELL BUMP Mountain Bike Race Weekend - Chico State Event
Tues., Sept. 16th - FINAL Chico Airport Criterium - Double Points!!
Thurs., Sept. 18th - River Road 10-Mile TT
Sat., Sept. 20th - HENLEYVILLE ROAD RACE
Sun., Sept. 21st - CHICO DOWNTOWN CRITERIUM
Thurs., Sept. 25th - Aguas Frias 10-Mile TT
Sat., Sept. 27th - Forest Ranch TT (2nd Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Sept. 28th - CHICO DUATHLON AND 5K
Thurs., Oct. 2nd - FINAL River Road 10-Mile TT.......for Thursday Nights.
Fri., Oct. 3rd - Chico Corsa YEAR-END Party!!
Sat., Oct. 4th - Climb To The Pie Ride!
Sun., Oct. 5th - Jack & Jill TEAM Time Trial!!
Sat., Oct. 11th - Honey Run Road TT (3rd Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Oct. 12th - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - Last One for 2008!
Sat., Oct. 18th - Pentz Road TT (4th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Oct. 19th - Aguas Frias Road Race - Last One for 2008!
Sat., Oct. 25th - Cohasset to Gravel, from Keefer Road (5th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series) - "Dracula's Tooth" Halloween Omnium
Sun., Oct. 26th - Table Mountain Road Race - Last One for 2008! - "Dracula's Tooth" Halloween Omnium
Sat., Nov. 1st - Galland Halloween CycloCross!!!
Sun., Nov. 2nd - Centerville TT (6th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sat., Nov. 8th - Rodney on a much needed vacation.........
Sun., Nov. 9th -
Sat., Nov. 15th - Neal Road TT (7th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Nov. 16th -
Sat., Nov. 22nd - Table Mountain TT - Wildflower Side (8th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Nov. 23rd -
Sat., Nov. 29th -
Sun., Nov. 30th -
Thur., Dec. 4th - Chico Velo Holiday DINNER/PARTY!!
Sat., Dec. 6th - The Team Chico CUTTY Series!
Sun., Dec. 7th - The Team Chico CUTTY Series!
Sat., Dec. 13th - Clark Road TT (9th Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Dec. 14th - Grainland Road Race (on & off road)
Sat., Dec. 20th -
Sun., Dec. 21st -
Sat., Dec. 27th - Humboldt Rd. TT (FINAL Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series)
Sun., Dec. 28th - Sycamore Short Track MTB/Cross Race (off road)
Sat., Jan. 3rd -
Sun., Jan. 4th -
Sat., Jan. 10th -
Sun., Jan. 11th -
Sat., Jan. 17th - The Team Chico TUNNELS Series
Sun., Jan. 18th - The Team Chico TUNNELS Series
Sat., Jan. 24th - Paskenta Warm-Up Race - will include a sag vehicle.
Sun., Jan. 25th -
Sat., Jan. 31st -
Sun., Feb. 1st - PASKENTA (100-mile Ride/Road Race)

Other possible events likely coming up: Tyler Cyclocross races, Chico Alley Cat 2008, Wheelock Road Race, Nimshew Cross Country Cross Race , Durham Ruubay, Bidwell Park Cyclocross practice sessions, Airport Crit Points Race, North Rim TT, North Rim Circuit Race.

Irrational Devotion......

Yep, lusting after another bike......this one's on Ebay.....and it's screaming to be ridden into the ground and raced like there's not tomorrow. Not a bad deal either! Of course, I would probably swap out the wheels for some Williams.

2 Stages Left in the Nutcracker Omnium........

Hi Everyone! So, this Saturday is the monthly Messilla Valley Circuit Race - Saturday, September 6th. Again, there is NO entry fee to participate in this Circuit Race. In addition, this race will be the 4th stage in this week's Nutcracker Omnium.

The announcement for the race is listed below. Also, there are 2 sets of mini-trophies for the winners - the Womens winner in the "A" Category, the Mens winner in the "A" category, the Womens winner in the "B" Category and the Mens winner in the "B" Category. If there are no Womens A riders, we will award the trophy to the Mens Masters 40+ winner in the A Category. So, come on out to participate or to watch - or both! Hope to see you there!

Okay, here is the race announcement:

We will be having the Messilla Valley Circuit Race this Saturday - September 6th - at 8:30am. Registration will open at 8:00AM at the top of the hill of Messilla Valley Road - just near the intersection with Pentz Road. The "A" Category will be starting their event at 8:30AM, and the "B" Category going at 8:31AM.

The number of laps will remain the same as the last race - 10 laps for each Category(sorry - I know, I'm the devil!). Again, sandbagging will not be allowed!

The Messilla Valley Course is approximately 3.5 miles in length with about 300+feet of climbing per lap. 10 laps = 35 miles and 3,000+ feet of climbing. We will have more water containers at the Start/Finish Line this time around too.

For a map of the course,please click on the link below:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Messilla-Valley-Circuit-Race

Again, most USCF rules apply to these races - you know, wear a helmet, don't be stupid, ride correctly and all that good stuff. A mention about Tri Bars - You can have Tri Bars on your bicycle - BUT, you must NOT use them if you are in a pack or paceline! Normally, in a USCF race, you would not be allowed to have them on your bicycle - but I know many of us like them on our bicycles and use them for training. This isn't the World Championships - we do these Circuit Races for fun, fitness and practice - but please be very very reluctant in using the Tri Bars in a pack/paceline situation.

For those of you driving to the course, Spring Valley School is approximately 1-mile from the Start/Finish.......or you can park at Butte College and ride to the start(great warm-up and cool-down, with a store along the way). Parking on the course is strongly discouraged.

Water bottle hand-ups will be solely dependent on volunteers, BUT I will be bringing an ice chest full of water bottles again(ice water only). Hope to see you out there!!

AND:

And, finally.......the Cohasset UPHILL Time Trial is this Sunday - September 7th! Registration for this event will open at 8:15am at Nicalog Road and Cohasset Road. First rider will go off at 9:01am and we will go in 1-minute intervals. This is a FREE event, so come on out and give it a shot!

In addition, this is the 1st race in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series............AND, the Final Stage in this week's Nutcracker Omnium.

There is a small dirt parking area at Nicalog & Cohasset Road if you choose to drive up that way(but riding to the start area is strongly encouraged!!!). The course starts at Nicalog Road and finishes up at the Cohasset Store. A very very rough approximation of this course can be found on Bikely.com here - you can check the elevation profile by clicking "SHOW" in the top left hand corner, and then clicking on "Elevation Profile":

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Cohasset-TT

Some results from two years ago at this event can be found here: http://chicocyclist.blogspot.com/2006/09/cohasset-time-trial-this-morning.html

And the SNOW pictures from the 1st time we did this event in 2006 can be found here: http://www.chicocorsa.com/assets/photo/Cohasset%202006/index.htm

There is a possibility for prizes and mini-trophies for this event too! Hope to see you there!!

And - Here is the announcement for the Chico Hill Climb TT Series:

Hi Everyone! So, we are doing a Fall/Winter Hill Climb Time Trial Series this year in Chico, with the climbs and dates below. There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. And, of course, now there is the famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Chico Series.......with a couple of route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon Galland Cross, the Cutty Series and Tyler Cross dates this fall/winter. And, of course......the weather! Rain will not cancel - but snow and ice will.

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title. The Point Breakdown is as follows:

Cat. 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point).
Cat. 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on.)
Cat. 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1

And here are the Time Trial courses, the tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category:

Cohasset to Store (from Nicalog) - Sept. 7th - Cat. 2
Forest Ranch (Chico Velo event) - Sept. 27th - Cat. 1
Honey Run Rd. (from Covered Bridge) - Oct. 11th - Cat. 1
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 18th - Cat. 2
Cohasset to Gravel (from Keefer Road) - Oct. 25th - Cat. 1
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 2nd - Cat. 3
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1
Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 4-month period from September through December. Consistency will be key in winning the Overall Series.

Participant Categories - the following categories will be offered for the Series event(see below) The winner in each category will receive the Chico Hillclimb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:

Category "A" Men
Cateogry "A" Women
Category "B" Men
Category "B" Women
Clydesdale Men (No no, I'm not gonna weigh you - just show up and tell me and I will give you a yes or no answer)
Athena Women
Mens 50+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged. Also, if there's a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it.

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this fall and winter! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details and information as we get closer to the events.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Stage #3 Results of Nutcracker Omnium......

Hi Everyone!! Okay, below are the Stage #3 Results for this week's Nutcracker Omnium - the River Road 10-Mile Time Trial. Remember, if anyone was using aero equipment, they were taken out of the Omnium results for tonight. We have just 2 stages left - but they are quite the stages.......Saturday is the Messilla Valley Circuit Race.......and Sunday is the Cohasset Uphill Time Trial! Below tonight's results are the current Overall Standings for each category in the Omnium:

Stage #3 Results for Category "A" Men:
1. Tim Olson 23:19 30 points
2. David Albrecht 23:25 24 points
3. Kevin Speacht 23:36 22 points
4. Rich Thurman 23:53 20 points
5. CJ Humphries 23:54 18 points
6. Tyler Honeyman 24:02 16 points
7. Paul McIntyre 24:10 14 points
8. James Plummer 24:24 12 points
9. Jeff Galland 24:38 10 points
10. Mike Castaldo 24:42 7 points(add 10th & 11th points...divide by 2)
10. David Kyle 24:42 7 points
12. Charlie Dawson 24:58 4 points
13. Sean Molina 25:14 2 points
14. Rob Bishop 26:06 1 point
15. Michael Jasinski 26:20 1 point
16. Mike Trowbridge 26:41 1 point
17. Geno Gruber 28:24(flatted) 1 point

Stage #3 Results for Category "A" Women:
1. Michelle Beltran 26:16 30 points

Stage #3 Results for Category "B" Men:
1. Tom Embree 26:34 30 points
2. Jim Mensching 26:53 24 points
3. Kyle Hartelt 27:02 22 points
4. Jeff Ochs 27:16 20 points
5. Mikey Dufresne 27:46 18 points
6. Phil Weintraub 27:57 16 points
7. Charlie Pelton 28:19 14 points
8. Greg Hollis 28:29 12 points
9. Graham Maxwell 28:33 10 points
10. Walt Schafer 28:46 8 points
11. Mike Crumm 28:59 6 points
12. Dave Nott 31:03 4 points

Stage #3 Results for Category "B" Women:
1. Caryn Jones 29:29 30 points
2. Janine Rood 30:00 24 points
3. Margaret Bomberg 38:43 22 points
4. Megan Kurtz 41:32 20 points
5. Mary Reyes 51:27 18 points


OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Men after Stage 3:
1. Kevin Speacht 18 points + 33 points + 22 points = 73 points
2. David Albrecht 17 points + 25 points + 24 points = 66 points
3. Jeff Galland 22 points + 17 points + 10 points = 49 points
4. Tyler Honeyman 7 points + 18 points + 16 points = 41 points
5. Tim Olson 1 point + 8 points + 30 points = 39 points
6. Paul McIntyre 17 points + 14 points = 31 points
7. Rich Thurman 6 points + 2 points + 20 points = 28 points
8. James Plummer 1 point + 9 points + 12 points = 22 points
9. CJ Humphries 1 point + 1 point + 18 points = 20 points
10. David Kyle 11 points + 1 point + 7 points = 19 points
11. Paul Sajben 14 points + 1 point = 15 points
12. Rich Quintero 13 points
13. Mike Castaldo 4 points + 1 point + 7 points = 12 points
14. Jeff Seyfried 1 point + 10 points = 11 points
15. Randy Moon 8 points + 1 point = 9 points
16. Geno Gruber 4 points + 1 point + 1 point = 6 points
17. Sean Molina 2 points + 1 point + 2 points = 5 points
18. Charlie Dawson 4 points
19. Alex Blease 4 points
20. Mike Trowbridge 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
21. Michael Jasinski 1 point + 1 point + 1 point = 3 points
22. Roy Steves 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
23. Mike Thorpe 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
24. Ryan Olson 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
25. Rob Bishop 1 point
26. Joe Shelburne 1 point
27. Mike Smith 1 point
28. Brad Foster 1 point
29. Steve Vickery 1 point
30. Kris Blee 1 point
31. Paul Begbie 1 point
32. Trevor Thompson 1 point
33. Frank Winters 1 point
34. Taff Dirks 1 point
35. Tim Creswell 1 point
36. Eric Ayars 1 point


OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Women after Stage 3:
1. Janeen Thorpe 20 points + 20 points = 40 points
2. Michelle Beltran 30 points
3. Lindsay Myers 25 points


OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Men after Stage 3:
1. Tom Embree 10 points + 25 points + 30 points = 65 points
2. Kyle Hartelt 15 points + 18 points + 22 points = 55 points
3. Phil Weintraub 16 points + 20 points + 16 points = 52 points
4. Mikey Dufresne 12 points + 14 points + 18 points = 44 points
5. Jim Mensching 4 points + 10 points + 24 points = 38 points
6. Jason Ziegenhirt 25 points + 12 points = 37 points
7. Jeff Ochs 1 point + 20 points = 21 points
8. Greg Hollis 8 points + 12 points = 20 points
9. Joe Schlesinger 16 points
10. Evan LeVang 16 points
11. Charlie Pelton 14 points
12. Graham Maxwell 10 points
13. Walt Schafer 8 points
14. Mike Crumm 2 points + 6 points = 8 points
15. Paul Stephens 6 points
16. Dave Nott 4 points
17. Bill Travers 1 point
18. Denny McKenney 1 point


OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Women after Stage 3:
1. Caryn Jones 14 points + 18 points + 30 points = 62 points
2. Janine Rood 16 points + 20 points + 24 points = 60 points
3. Brooke Henderson 20 points + 25 points = 45 points
4. Margaret Bomberg 22 points
5. Megan Kurtz 20 points
6. Mary Reyes 18 points
7. Maggie Jones 12 points

Stage #2 Nutcracker Omnium - The Fast 50........

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Hi Everyone! Okay, below are the FINAL Results for last night's stage of the Nutcracker Omnium. We had a few changes overnight, so please review your points and placings in the Final Results. And, again, tonight is Stage #3 - the River Road 10-Mile Time Trial. Hope to see you out there!!

Sprint Point #1 = Elk Avenue:
1. Kevin Speacht 5 points
2. Jeff Galland 3 points
3. Tim Creswell 1 point

Sprint Point #2 = Fimple Avenue:
1. Kevin Speacht 5 points
2. James Plummer 3 points
3. Rich Quintero 1 point

Sprint Point #3 = Duncan Road:
1. Jeff Galland 5 points
2. Kevin Speacht 3 points
3. Paul McIntyre 1 point

Final Sprint on West Sac. for Category "A" Men:
1. David Albrecht 25 points
2. Kevin Speacht 20 points
3. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
4. Paul McIntyre 16 points
5. Jeff Galland 14 points
6. Rich Quintero 12 points
7. Jeff Seyfried 10 points
8. Tim Olson 8 points
9. James Plummer 6 points
10. Alex Blease 4 points
11. Rich Thurman 2 points
And the following riders each receive 1 point, in no certain order:
Mike Castaldo
Mike Thorpe
Steve Vickery
Kris Blee
Paul Begbie
Michael Jasinski
Paul Sajben
CJ Humphries
Trevor Thompson
Frank Winters
Taff Dirks
Tim Creswell
Eric Ayars
Roy Steves
Randy Moon
Geno Gruber
Ryan Olson
Sean Molina
David Kyle


Final Sprint on West Sac. for Category "A" Women:
1. Lindsay Myers 25 points
2. Janeen Thorpe 20 points

Final Sprint on West Sac. for Category "B" Men:
1. Tom Embree 25 points
2. Phil Weintraub 20 points
3. Kyle Hartel 18 points
4. Evan LeVang 16 points
5. Mikey Dufresne 14 points
6. Jason Ziegenhirt 12 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points
8. Greg Hollis 8 points

Final Sprint on West Sac. for Category "B" Women:
1. Brooke Henderson 25 points
2. Janine Rood 20 points
3. Caryn Jones 18 points


OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Men after Stage 2:
1. Kevin Speacht 18 points + 33 points = 51 points
2. David Albrecht 17 points + 25 points = 42 points
3. Jeff Galland 22 points + 17 points = 39 points
4. Tyler Honeyman 7 points + 18 points = 25 points
5. Paul McIntyre 17 points
6. Paul Sajben 14 points + 1 point = 15 points
7. Rich Quintero 13 points
8. David Kyle 11 points + 1 point = 12 points
9. Jeff Seyfried 1 point + 10 points = 11 points
10. James Plummer 1 point + 9 points = 10 points
11. Randy Moon 8 points + 1 point = 9 points
12. Tim Olson 1 point + 8 points = 9 points
13. Rich Thurman 6 points + 2 points = 8 points
14. Geno Gruber 4 points + 1 point = 5 points
15. Mike Castaldo 4 points + 1 point = 5 points
16. Alex Blease 4 points
17. Sean Molina 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
18. CJ Humphries 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
19. Mike Trowbridge 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
20. Michael Jasinski 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
21. Roy Steves 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
22. Mike Thorpe 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
23. Ryan Olson 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
24. Joe Shelburne 1 point
25. Mike Smith 1 point
26. Brad Foster 1 point
27. Steve Vickery 1 point
28. Kris Blee 1 point
29. Paul Begbie 1 point
30. Trevor Thompson 1 point
31. Frank Winters 1 point
32. Taff Dirks 1 point
33. Tim Creswell 1 point
34. Eric Ayars 1 point


OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Women after Stage 2:
1. Janeen Thorpe 20 points + 20 points = 40 points
2. Lindsay Myers 25 points


OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Men:
1. Jason Ziegenhirt 25 points + 12 points = 37 points
2. Phil Weintraub 16 points + 20 points = 36 points
3. Tom Embree 10 points + 25 points = 35 points
4. Kyle Hartel 15 points + 18 points = 33 points
5. Mikey Dufresne 12 points + 14 points = 26 points
6. Joe Schlesinger 16 points
7. Evan LeVang 16 points
8. Jim Mensching 4 points + 10 points = 14 points
9. Greg Hollis 8 points
10. Paul Stephens 6 points
11. Mike Crumm 2 points
12. Bill Travers 1 point
13. Jeff Ochs 1 point
14. Denny McKenney 1 point


OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Women after Stage 2:
1. Brooke Henderson 20 points + 25 points = 45 points
2. Janine Rood 16 points + 20 points = 36 points
3. Caryn Jones 14 points + 18 points = 32 points
4. Maggie Jones 12 points

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Stage 1 Finish Video........

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Stage 1 Nutcracker Omnium Results........


What a great night to start the Nutcracker Omnium - you guys all rode AWESOME out there!!! Way to keep the wheels rolling - that was a lot of fun to watch(hope it was fun to race too!).

Okay, here are the Stage 1 Results for this week's Nutcracker Omnium - and remember, we still have 4 stages left! Fast 50, River Road Time Trial, Messilla Valley Circuit Race and the Cohasset Uphill Time Trial. The OVERALL Standings for the Nutcracker Omnium are below the Stage 1 Results, as well as the Nutcracker rules below it:

Stage 1 Results for Category "A" Men:
1. Jeff Galland (20 points + 2 Prime Points = 22 points)
2. Kevin Speacht (16 points + 2 Prime Points = 18 points)
3. David Albrecht (14 points + 3 Prime Points = 17 points)
4. Paul Sajben (12 points + 2 Prime Points = 14 points)
5. David Kyle (10 points + 1 Prime Point = 11 points)
6. Randy Moon 8 points
7. Rich Thurman 6 points
8. Tyler Honeyman (4 points + 3 Prime Points = 7 points)
9. Geno Gruber 4 points
10. Mike Castaldo (2 points + 2 Prime Points = 4 points)
11. CJ Humphries 1 point
12. Tim Olson 1 point
13. Mike Trowbridge 1 point
14. Sean Molina (1 point + 1 Prime Point = 2 points)
15. Michael Jasinski 1 point
16. Joe Shelburne 1 point
17. James Plummer 1 point
18. Roy Steves 1 point
19. Mike Smith 1 point
20. Brad Foster 1 point
21. Mike Thorpe 1 point
22. Ryan Olson 1 point
23. Jeff Seyfried (1 Prime Point)

Stage 1 Results for Category "A" Women:
1. Janeen Thorpe 20 points

Stage 1 Results for Category "B" Men:
1. Jason Ziegenhirt (20 points + 5 Prime Points = 25 points)
2. Phil Weintraub 16 points
3. Joe Schlesinger (14 points + 2 Prime Points = 16 points)
4. Kyle Hartel (12 points + 3 Prime Points = 15 points)
5. Mikey Dufresne (10 points + 2 Prime Points = 12 points)
6. Tom Embree (8 points + 2 Prime Points = 10 points)
7. Paul Stephens 6 points
8. Jim Mensching 4 points
9. Mike Crumm 2 points
10. Bill Travers 1 point
11. Jeff Ochs 1 point
12. Denny McKenney 1 point

Stage 1 Results for Category "B" Women:
1. Brooke Henderson 20 points
2. Janine Rood 16 points
3. Caryn Jones 14 points
4. Maggie Jones 12 points


OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Men:
1. Jeff Galland (20 points + 2 Prime Points = 22 points)
2. Kevin Speacht (16 points + 2 Prime Points = 18 points)
3. David Albrecht (14 points + 3 Prime Points = 17 points)
4. Paul Sajben (12 points + 2 Prime Points = 14 points)
5. David Kyle (10 points + 1 Prime Point = 11 points)
6. Randy Moon 8 points
7. Tyler Honeyman (4 points + 3 Prime Points = 7 points)
8. Rich Thurman 6 points
9. Geno Gruber 4 points
10. Mike Castaldo (2 points + 2 Prime Points = 4 points)
11. Sean Molina (1 point + 1 Prime Point = 2 points)
12. CJ Humphries 1 point
13. Tim Olson 1 point
14. Mike Trowbridge 1 point
15. Michael Jasinski 1 point
16. Joe Shelburne 1 point
17. James Plummer 1 point
18. Roy Steves 1 point
19. Mike Smith 1 point
20. Brad Foster 1 point
21. Mike Thorpe 1 point
22. Ryan Olson 1 point
23. Jeff Seyfried (1 Prime Point)

OVERALL Standings for Category "A" Women:
1. Janeen Thorpe 20 points

OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Men:
1. Jason Ziegenhirt (20 points + 5 Prime Points = 25 points)
2. Phil Weintraub 16 points
3. Joe Schlesinger (14 points + 2 Prime Points = 16 points)
4. Kyle Hartel (12 points + 3 Prime Points = 15 points)
5. Mikey Dufresne (10 points + 2 Prime Points = 12 points)
6. Tom Embree (8 points + 2 Prime Points = 10 points)
7. Paul Stephens 6 points
8. Jim Mensching 4 points
9. Mike Crumm 2 points
10. Bill Travers 1 point
11. Jeff Ochs 1 point
12. Denny McKenney 1 point

OVERALL Standings for Category "B" Women:
1. Brooke Henderson 20 points
2. Janine Rood 16 points
3. Caryn Jones 14 points
4. Maggie Jones 12 points


The 4th Annual Nutcracker Omnium will consist of 5 Stages this year:

Tues., Sept. 2nd - Chico Airport Criterium - 1st Race of "Nutcracker" Omnium
Wed., Sept. 3rd - Fast 50 - 2nd Race of Nutcracker Omnium
Thurs., Sept. 4th - River Road 10-Mile TT - 3rd Race of Nutcracker Omnium
Sat., Sept. 6th - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - 4th Race of Nutcracker Omnium
Sun., Sept. 7th - Cohasset UPHILL Time Trial - Final Race Nutcracker Omnium (1st Race in Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series)

How does it work??? Okay, in this scenario, an Omnium is just a stage race using points rather than time. You garner points for each stage depending upon how you did in the stage.......and, again, in this case.........the MOST points wins(many Omniums reverse this and have the least amount of points winning). There WILL be a Category "A" and Category "B" - you must tell me at the start of the Airport Criterium which Category you are entering.......and no downgrades during the Omnium once you're in. Categories may be combined, changed or eliminated if not enough folks come out. Most USCF rules will apply to ALL stages - including WEAR YOUR HELMET, don't ride too much like a nutcase, and so on and so forth. Please read the rules carefully at the bottom of this e-mail for all the rules pertaining to the Nutcracker Omnium. The River Road Time Trial - aero equipment WILL NOT be allowed! And remember - the only reasons we're doing this Omnium is for fun and fitness......and maybe a little competitiveness too, but nothing over-the-top please! Ride safe, have fun, try something new and challenge yourself. Anyone doing any of the stages is automatically entered in the Omnium..........but consistency in the events will be key. The Nutcracker Omnium Trophy will be awarded to the winner in each Category of the Omnium - but the Actual Nutcracker will go to the winner of the Mens A Division(trophy currently held by Aren Timmel).

So.....with that said, here are the Point Breakdowns for each of the Stages of the upcoming Nutcracker Omnium - and carefully read the rules listed below!:

Stage 1 - The Tuesday Night Airport Criterium - Tuesday, Sept. 2nd - 6:10pm:
1st Place = 20 points
2nd = 16 points
3rd = 14 points
4th = 12 points
5th = 10 points
6th = 8 points
7th = 6 points
8th = 4 points
9th = 2 points
All other finishers = 1 point
Primes = 1 or 2 points EACH

Stage 2 - The Fast 50 - Wednesday, Sept. 3rd - 6:00pm at Rosedale Elementary: (NO Intermediate Sprints for the B Category)
*There will be 3 Intermediate Sprints (Elk Avenue, Fimple Road and Duncan Road - ONLY 1 lap of Troxel for this event!!).
*B Category Riders MUST start with the main pack, include the Troxel Loop, and finish on West Sac. for points!

The Intermediate Sprints are scored to the Top 3 placings as follows:

1st Place = 5 points
2nd = 3 points
3rd = 1 point

*The Final Sprint on West Sac. Avenue is worth the following points:

1st Place = 25 points
2nd = 20 points
3rd = 18 points
4th = 16 points
5th = 14 points
6th = 12 points
7th = 10 points
8th = 8 points
9th = 6 points
10th = 4 points
11th = 2 points
All other finishers = 1 point

Stage 3 - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - Thursday, September 4th - 6:00pm:
*The use of Aero equipment is NOT allowed in this time trial!!! This includes - bikes, aero bars, frames, aero helmets and full-disc wheels. Deep dish wheels and skinsuits are okay though.
1st Place = 30 points
2nd = 24 points
3rd = 22 points
4th = 20 points
5th = 18 points
6th = 16 points
7th = 14 points
8th = 12 points
9th = 10 points
10th = 8 points
11th = 6 points
12th = 4 points
13th = 2 points
All other finishers = 1 point

Stage 4 - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - Saturday, September 6th - 8:30am:
1st Place = 30 points
2nd = 24 points
3rd = 22 points
4th = 20 points
5th = 18 points
6th = 16 points
7th = 14 points
8th = 12 points
9th = 10 points
10th = 8 points
11th = 6 points
12th = 4 points
13th = 2 points
All other finishers = 1 point

Stage 5 - The Cohasset UPHILL Time Trial - Sunday, September 7th - 9:00am (1st Race in Chico Hill Climb TT Series too!):
*Registration opens at 8:15am at Cohasset and Nicalog Road. Must register for the Time Trial in order to receive points. Free event, as usual. First rider off at 9:01am, and we will go in 1-minute intervals. Start is at Nicalog Road - Finish is at the Cohasset Store. Aero equipment - not that you'll need it - IS allowed for this one!
1st Place = 26 points
2nd = 22 points
3rd = 20 points
4th = 18 points
5th = 16 points
6th = 14 points
7th = 12 points
8th = 10 points
9th = 8 points
10th = 6 points
11th = 4 points
12th = 2 points
All other finishers = 1 point

RULES - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!!!:
1. Riders who do ALL 5 EVENTS WILL RECEIVE 30 BONUS POINTS!
2. No entry fee, no license required and NO WHINING! Whiners will be automatically scolded, so please be good!! ;)
3. If you are unable to make it to all of the events, your points will still be counted toward the overall standings.
4. Point totals will be posted before each event at the meeting/start area.
5. Safety comes before bragging rights - so BE CAREFUL!!!
6. PLEASE - NO aero equipment to be used at the Airport Criterium, the Fast 50, the River Road Time Trial or the Messilla Valley Circuit Race!!!!!
7. Overall Points will be calculated by Sunday afternoon - we will meet at North Rim Adventure Sports at 2:00PM to award the trophies to the Champions - and then party at Woodstocks Pizza next door afterwards!
8. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the highest placing in the River Road Time Trial wins the overall. The winner will be presented with the Nutcracker Omnium Trophy.
9. Unless specifically modified by the above rules, all USCF racing rules apply to this event - including MANDATORY HELMETS IN ALL EVENTS! To find out more about USCF racing rules, please visit www.usacycling.org or contact Rodney at lorrod7@comcast.net.
10. Cycling is not a perfectly safe sport, so don't even kid yourself. By entering this event, YOU PERSONALLY ACCEPT THE RISKS INVOLVED. Any injuries or damages will not be covered by anyone else but you. This is merely a competitive group ride and is not affiliated in any way with any sanctioning body.
11. Results will be posted daily to the local e-mail groups.