Sunday, November 30, 2008

Best All-Around Rider in Chico........

Yes, the B.A.R.C. competition WILL be happening in 2009 for the Chico area. The local events for this title will be announced in a few days.......probably include some of the local flat TTs, Uphill TTs, one Downhill TT, Criteriums, Road Races, Circuit Races, Rodneyums, Omniums, MTB Races and/or Cross.....all from the local stuff.

Good luck everyone!!

OH - um......yeah, the Best All-Around Chico Team competition will probably have to wait.....for now.

Maybe. ;)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Chad Gerlach....back in action......

Amore e Vita goes American - from www.cyclingnews.com

Although still based in Tuscany, Italy, the Amore e Vita-McDonald's team will be registered as a continental team from the US in 2009 and no longer in Poland. Team manager Cristian Fanini has finalized a multi-national 18-man roster including Ukrainian sprint ace Yuriy Metlushenko and former CSC rider and Tour de l'Avenir time trial winner Christian Müller from Germany.
The team will also include American Chad Gerlach, who will make a return to the sport after having declined into drug addiction and homelessness. His story was the subject of a US television programme called "Intervention." Following the show, where troubled people are helped into a recovery regime, Gerlach began training again. The 35-year-old was previously off the bike for six years.

Also joining the team, according to La Nazione, is Roberto Gaggioli as a third directeur sportif.
2009 Amore & Vita roster: Alexey Bauer (Rus), Vladislav Borisov (Rus), Matt Brandt (USA), Phil Cortes (Can), Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol), Richard England (Aus), Peter Femal (USA), Graziano Gasparre (Ita), Chad Gerlach (USA), Fabio Gilioli (Ita), Sergey Grechyn (Ukr), Philip Mamos (Ger), Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr), Nathan Miller (USA), Christian Müller (Ger), Soren Nissen (Den), Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr), Andrew Talanski (USA).

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Friday is last day to RSVP..........

Just a reminder - This Friday is the last day to RSVP for the Bobby Julich Dinner taking place on December 4th:

The Chico Velo Cycling Club is proud to announce that the Special Guest for this year's Big Holiday Bike Party/Dinner is Bobby Julich!! This year's party will take place on Thursday, December 4th at 6:00pm at The Big Room at Sierra Nevada Brewery. Doors will open at 6:00pm for drinks and appetizers........Dinner will be at 7:00pm, with the Bobby Julich presentation to follow. Tickets for this event are $45 for Chico Velo members - $50 for non-members - AND Kids under the age of 18 are FREE to get into this event!

Please RSVP to Rodney by Friday, November 28th to reserve your spot - you pay at the door at the event, but we need to know how many folks are coming. You can RSVP by e-mailing me at lorrod7@comcast.net - Please include how many folks will be in your party.

Below are some website links for more information on Bobby Julich:

http://www.bobbyjulich.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Julich

http://www.csc.com/mms/cycling/en/mcs/mcs163/displayMcs.jsp?id=1436

And here is the Menu for the evening:

APPETIZERS

Vegetable tower
Fruit Tower
Vegetable spring rolls
SN Sausages with sauerkraut & mustards
Smoked salmon mousse
Stuffed Mushrooms
Garlic Prawns
Crab cakes
sushi Rolls

DINNER

Fresh Baked Bread
Garden Salad
Grilled Vegetable Melange
Rice Pilaf
Tri Tip
Mahi Mahi

1/2 Fruit Crisp
1/2 Chocolate Cake


Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Possible 2009 dates for Chico Racing Events........

Chico Airport Criterium Series - Short-Course - Starts in January 2009!!
Chico Airport Criterium Series - Long-Course - Starts in January 2009!
Airport Criterium Points Races - Starts April 2009 goes periodically until September 2009.
Thursday Night Time Trial Series - 10-miles, 15-miles and 25-miles - Begins March 2009
Meridian Road Time Trials - Starting in April 2009
Criterium "Devil Takes The Hindmost" Races
Chico Downhill Time Trial Series - First race in March or April 2009
Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - Spring/Summer 2009(some new climbs in this one!)
Chico Uphill TT Series - Fall/Winter 2009
Friday Night Fights - Airport Sprint Competition - Starts May 2009.
2009 25-Mile Time Trial Series - 1 per month - March through September 2009
Nutcracker Omnium - Early September 2009
Dog Days Omnium - August 2009
Rumpstomper Omnium - June 2009
Devil's Kick Omnium - May 2009
Honey Run Omnium - This one has a surprise twist for the "last" stage! - October 2009
Cornucopia Omnium - MTB, Cyclocross & Road - October/November 2009
Butt Butt'r Omnium - 100 Mile RR & 35-mile TT - July 2009
Chico Pursuit Championships - July 2009
Chico 10-Mile TT Series and Championships - Thursday Nights from March through October 2009.
Chico Tuesday Night Airport Criterium Series - Starts April 2009
Jack & Jill TEAM Time Trial - October 2009
River Road TEAM Time Trial - September 2009
Unknown Valley North Road Race - March 2009
Leesville Gap Road Race - Practice race before the Velo Promo event. - June 2009
Dunnigan Hills Road Race - Practice race before the Velo Promo event. - July 2009
Paskenta Warm-up Race/Ride - January 2009
2009 Paskenta Road Race (part gravel) - February 1st, 2009
Team Chico Cutty Series - December 2009
Team Chico Tunnels Series - January 2009
Black Butte Road Race - August 2009
Chico Road Race Championships - July 2009
Chico Road Race Series - Stay tuned for announcement on races/dates. March 2009 through October 2009.
Lindo Channel CycloCross/MTB Series - Throughout the entire year.
North Rim TT - MTB - May 2009
Bidwell Bump - MTB - October 2009
Upper Park Road TT - MTB - 2 to 3 times per year.
Horseshoe Lake Short-Track - MTB Events
Sycamore Channel CycloCross/MTB Events - Short Course & Long Course
Wildwood MTB/Cyclocross Events - Short Course & Long Course
Mutliple "Rodneyums" during the year - weekday Omnium events - including the Tuesday night Airport Criterium, the Wednesday night Fast 50 and the Thursday night Time Trials - Starting in March 2009.....ending September 2009.
2009 Winter Racing Series - 6-race series next winter - Starts October 2009 through Jan. 2010.
Roller Race Series - Fall/Winter 2009.
2009 Chico Alleycat - probably more than 2 during the year.
Chico Downtown Criterium - the big gun!! - September 20th, 2009
Chico Cyclocross Race - another big gun - October 2009
Messilla Valley Circuit Races - probably monthly - February through September 2009.
Grainland Road Race (part gravel) - March, April 2009
Table Mountain Road Races - probably monthly - February through September 2009.
Wheelock Road Race - April 2009
Field of Dreams Time Trial - April 2009
Field of Dreams Stage Race - April 2009
Paskenta Hills Road Race - June 2009
Nelson Road Race - July 2009
North Rim Circuit Race - MTB
The Most Insane Road Race Ever Road Race - bring life support for this one - July 2009.
Forest Ranch TT - the "Case of Sierra Nevada" Challenge! - September 2009.
Jonesville Road Race - June 2009
Jonesville Time Trial - June 2009
Vilas TT - Part of the Butte Hill Climb TT Series.
Sterling City TT - Part of the Summer Hill Climb TT Series.
666 Time Trial Series(I'll change the name - it is basically a 6-mile flat time trial series) - Starts in May 2009.
Keefer Loop TT - Starts January 2009 and throughout the year.
Keefer Road TT - Starts Feburary 2009 and goes throughout the year.
Durham-Ruubay Road Race(think Paris-Roubaix)
Butte City Road Race
Honey Run Road Race - October 2009.
Nimshew Road Race(part gravel)
The T-Shirt Road Race
Cassandra Road Race
Coal Canyon Circuit Race
Rose Avenue Circuit Race
7-Mile Lane Time Trial
50-Mile Airport Twilight Criterium - June 2009
Chico 100-Mile Road Race Series(6 races over 8 month period) - February through October 2009.
Chico Mountain Bike Stage Race - 4 stages, 4 days

.......and the list is actually getting longer and longer. Stay tuned for race dates, information, routes and announcements.Thanks to the Chico Corsa Cycling Club and Sierra Nevada Brewery for their awesome support of local cycling and local cycling events!!!

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Team Chico Cutty Series!!! Dec. 6th & 7th.......

CHICO-OREGON GULCH(gravel)-PARADISE-CHICO = 75 miles
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 9:30 AM One Mile Recreation Area
This is turning into the classic ride going over Table Mountain then looping back on a mean dirt climb before the final climb into Paradise. From Chico we roll past Butte College and hit the foothills up to Cherokee Rd. We climb and descend Cherokee all the way across Table Mountain before backtracking a mile or so to the start of the dirt on Oregon Gulch Rd. This five-mile stretch of good gravel has a few ups and downs before a steep kicker up to the first KOM of the weekend. Descend back down Cherokee and head straight up Pentz Rd into Paradise for KOM # 2. Work our way through town and descend Neal Rd for a sprint before 99, cross 99, and finish with a second sprint on Chico-Oroville HWY.5:00 PM. Dinner at Woodstocks. Pizza, beer, ride tales, Sundays route and prizes?

FIXED GEAR CHALLENGE #1: PENTZ ROAD ~ 45 miles
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 10:00 AM One Mile Recreation Area
Keep the muscle tension high with this brute of a climb on the FIXED GEAR! Same roads as Saturday minus the Cherokee/Oregon Gulch loop with the climb up Pentz as KOM #3 and the descent down Neal Road for a couple more sprints. All bikes are welcome but the glory goes to thoes who suffer on the fixie!

Notes: These rides are organized for fun(?) and are open to all who are willing to try. Some rides utilize out and back portions and regrouping is encouraged! Road bikes with sturdy tires will be fine for both rides. We will try to have a support vehicle(s) but please come prepared, ride with a partner and have a plan to get home. Please dress WARM and bring plenty of food, water and supplies and take responsibility for yourselves. We will have ride cards with the route, but there will be minimal course markings, no road closures, aid stations or coffee stops, just dogs, squirrels, pickup trucks, and a bunch of bikers on a sweet ride in the cuts! For more info on the Cutty Series or other Chico area rides contact Aren Timmel at arentimmel@sbcglobal.net .

Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series in 2009........

Definitely happening - 1 race per month from March through September. 25-Mile Time Trial courses are all flat. Primary courses - Aguas Frias TT Course, 7-Mile Lane TT Course and 2 others. Most will be held on Thursday evenings........a couple of them might be on the weekends.

Hope to see you there!!

Potentials for Chico Downhill Time Trial Series in 2009..........

Definitely In:
Cohasset TT - from the Narrows - LAST race in the Series
Forest Ranch - from the Uphill TT Finish
Centerville Road - From the gravel
Neal Road - The Uphill TT in reverse
Pentz Road - From the top to the school

Maybe, but still undecided:
Honey Run Road
Skyway
Table Mountain - down the back side into Oroville
Clark Road
Hwy. 70
Humboldt Road

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Current Overall Standings in Chico Hill Climb TT Series..........

Hi Everyone! So, with Race #8 in the record books for the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series, we just have two races left to go:

Clark Road (from intersection with Durham Pentz) - Dec. 13th - Cat. 2
Humboldt Road - Dec. 27th - Cat. 3

Yesterday's Table Mountain Time Trial saw 38 riders come out to take part in this Category 1 climb - and some amazing times were set out there! We also had a few changes in the Overall Standings(see below).

Our next race in the Chico Series is the Category 2 climb of Clark Road on Saturday, December 13th. This one is about 7.9 miles in length and climbs approximately 1,740 feet. The map of this course can be found here:

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

Below are the Category Results for yesterday's Table Mountain Time Trial - and below that are the Current Overall Standings in the Chico Hill Climb TT Series.

Remember - Jan. 1st is the start of the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - hope to see you out at that one too!

MEN'S CATEGORY "A":
1. Tim Olson 19:09 = 30 points
2. Greg Golet 19:39 = 26 points
3. Aren Timmel 19:42 = 24 points
4. Mike Smith 19:53 = 22 points
5. Rich Thurman 20:01 = 20 points
6. Jim Roberts 20:04 = 18 points
7. Kyle Hughes 20:46 = 16 points
8. Nathan Younie 21:39 = 14 points
9. Josh Bullock 22:28 = 12 points
10. Greg Watkins 23:44 = 10 points

WOMEN'S CATEGORY:
1. Christine Roberts 24:23 = 30 points
2. Kathie Thornton 26:01 = 26 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 27:23 = 24 points
4. Janine Rood 27:25 = 22 points
5. Diann Harger 29:30 = 20 points

WOMEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Kim Agur 24:49 = 30 points

MEN'S CATEGORY "B":
1. Marc Nix 21:56 = 30 points
2. Kyle Hartelt 22:36 = 26 points
3. Josh Rowe 23:16 = 24 points
4. Andy Grayson 24:03 = 22 points
5. Clay Johnson 24:05 = 20 points
6. Alex Roberson 25:07 = 18 points
7. Jeff Davis 28:09 = 16 points

MEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Mike Jamison 22:04 = 30 points
2. Mike Watson 23:39 = 26 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 23:58 = 24 points
4. Lee Altier 24:05 = 22 points
5. Greg Kallio 24:53 = 20 points
6. Bill Brent 25:16 = 18 points
7. Walt Schafer 26:09 = 16 points
8. Dan Dominguez 26:14 = 14 points
9. John Hoffman 26:58 = 12 points
10. Skip Lees 28:10 = 10 points

CLYDESDALE CATEGORY:
1. Kris Blee 21:19 = 30 points
2. Tony Mainz 25:20 = 26 points
3. Tom Embree 28:27 = 24 points


AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:

Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points + 22 points = 178 points
2. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points + 20 points + 26 points = 166 points
3. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points + 16 points + 18 points = 155 points
4. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points + 12 points = 85 points
5. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points = 84 points
6. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 14 points + 10 points = 81 points
7. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points + 20 points = 80 points
8. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
9. Kyle Hughes 34 points + 16 points = 50 points10. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
11. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
12. Josh Bullock 18 points + 12 points = 30 points
12. Tim Olson 30 points
14. Aren Timmel 24 points
14. Kevin Speacht 24 points
16. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
17. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
18. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
19. Mark Reimer 16 points
20. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
20. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
22. Nathan Younie 14 points23. David Kyle 8 points
24. David Albrecht 6 points
25. Randy Moon 4 points
26. Boyd Sears 2 points
27. Charlie Dawson 1 point
28. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
29. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 14 points + 26 points = 200 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points + 22 points = 170 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points + 16 points + 24 points = 114 points
4. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
5. Christine Roberts 20 points + 30 points = 50 points
6. Sarah Johnson 16 points + 12 points = 28 points
7. Diann Harger 20 points
7. Sandra Barton 20 points
7. Tammie Watkins 20 points
10. Ariana Altier 14 points
11. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 30 points = 196 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points


Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points + 14 points + 26 points = 190 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points + 12 points + 24 points = 136 points
3. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points + 10 points + 20 points = 110 points
4. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points + 16 points = 98 points
5. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 88 points
6. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
7. Marc Nix 20 points + 30 points = 50 points
8. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
9. Andy Grayson 8 points + 22 points = 30 points
10. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
11. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
11. BJ LaRossa 20 points
13. Alex Roberson 18 points
13. Bryan Osak 18 points
15. Gino Zahnd 16 points
15. Barry DeWitt 16 points
17. Bill Travers 14 points
18. Terry Parsons 12 points
19. Jeff Ochs 10 points


Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points + 20 points + 30 points = 180 points
2. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points + 12 points + 22 points = 156 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points + 8 points + 24 points = 154 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points + 10 points + 20 points = 138 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points + 4 points + 18 points = 116 points
6. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points + 26 points = 106 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points + 1 point = 77 points
8. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 1 point + 10 points = 61 points
9. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
10. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points + 2 points + 14 points = 53 points
11. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
12. Walt Schafer 14 points + 6 points + 16 points = 36 points
13. Tom Regan 30 points
14. Frank Winters 26 points
15. Dan Franden 20 points
16. Steve Dennis 16 points
17. John Hoffman 1 point + 12 points = 13 points
18. Tom Reilly 12 points19. Jay Rawlins 6 points
20. Rob Evans 4 points
21. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
22. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
22. Greg Montgomery 2 points
24. Ken Gelatti 1 point
25. Carl Waters 1 point26. Joe Sanders 1 point


Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points + 16 points + 24 points = 198 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points + 14 points + 26 points = 174 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 20 points + 30 points = 136 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. 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 that almost-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:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
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 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Table Mountain (Wildflower Side) - Nov. 22nd - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
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 each of the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Table Mountain Time Trial Results........

Hi Everyone! What a great day for a ride! The weather this morning was a little chilly......but overall, we had it pretty good for this morning's Table Mountain Time Trial - Race #8 in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series. In all, we had 38 riders take part in the event today. Thank you all for coming out to this one - it was amazing to see so many of you out there on this climb!! And a GINORMOUS Thank You goes out to Janine Rood for helping me start the riders this morning!! Thank you Janine!!

For some goofy photos of this morning's Start and Finish, please visit this link - http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo/

Below are the Combined Results from this morning's Time Trial. I will have the Updated Overall Standings for the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series later on today.

Thank you again to everyone for participating in this one - I really appreciate it!!

Combined Results - Table Mountain Time Trial:
1. Tim Olson 19:09 (1st in Men's Category "A")
2. Greg Golet 19:39 (Flatted/Re-started)
3. Aren Timmel 19:42
4. Mike Smith 19:53
5. Rich Thurman 20:01
6. Jim Roberts 20:04
7. Kyle Hughes 20:46
8. Kris Blee 21:19 (1st in Clydesdale Division)
9. Nathan Younie 21:39
10. Marc Nix 21:56 (1st in Men's Category "B")
11. Mike Jamison 22:04 (1st in Men's Masters 50+ Category)
12. Josh Bullock 22:28
13. Kyle Hartelt 22:36
14. Josh Rowe 23:16
15. Mike Watson 23:39
16. Greg Watkins 23:44
17. Mike Trowbridge 23:58
18. Andy Grayson 24:03
19. Clay Johnson 24:05
19. Lee Altier 24:05
21. Christine Roberts 24:23(1st Place in Women's Category)
22. Kim Agur 24:49 (1st Place in Women's Masters Category)
23. Greg Kallio 24:53
24. Alex Roberson 25:07
25. Bill Brent 25:16
26. Tony Mainz 25:20
27. Kathie Thornton 26:01
28. Walt Schafer 26:09
29. Dan Dominguez 26:14
30. John Hoffman 26:58
31. Jeanne O'Regan 27:23
32. Janine Rood 27:25
33. Jeff Davis 28:09
34. Tom Embree 28:27 (Flatted)
35. Skip Lees 28:10
36. Diann Harger 29:30
David Watkins DNF
Tammie Watkins DNF

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Table Mountain Time Trial this Saturday - Nov. 22nd.......

Hi Everyone! This is just a reminder that we will be having the Table Mountain Time Trial this Saturday - November 22nd. A rough approximation of the Table Mountain Time Trial route can be found on Bikely.com here:

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

This is a Category 1 climb of about 5.4 miles and about 1,650 feet of climbing(rough estimates). Registration will open at 8:15am, with the first rider going off at 9:01am....and we will go in 1-minute intervals. Everyone is welcome to come on out and give it a shot! The Start location for this event is in Oroville on Cherokee Road(see map) where it crosses the channel......just past La Colina Drive......but before you get to Thompson Flat Cemetary Road. You will be climbing Table Mountain the same way as Chico Velo's Wildflower Century. The Finish is at the top - usually where Durl has his water station for the Wildflower.

Hope to see you there!!

AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:

Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points = 156 points
2. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points + 20 points = 140 points
3. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points + 16 points = 137 points
4. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points + 12 points = 85 points
5. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points = 84 points
6. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
7. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 14 points = 71 points
8. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points = 60 points
9. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
10. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
11. Kyle Hughes 34 points
12. Kevin Speacht 24 points
13. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
14. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
15. Josh Bullock 18 points
15. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
17. Mark Reimer 16 points
18. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
18. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
20. David Kyle 8 points
21. David Albrecht 6 points22. Randy Moon 4 points
23. Boyd Sears 2 points
24. Charlie Dawson 1 point
25. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
26. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 14 points = 174 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points = 148 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points + 16 points = 90 points
4. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
5. Sarah Johnson 16 points + 12 points = 28 points
6. Christine Roberts 20 points
6. Sandra Barton 20 points
6. Tammie Watkins 20 points
9. Ariana Altier 14 points
10. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points = 166 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points


Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points + 14 points = 164 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points + 12 points = 112 points
3. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points + 16 points = 98 points
4. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points + 10 points = 90 points
5. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points + 6 points = 72 points
6. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
7. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
8. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
9. Marc Nix 20 points
9. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
9. BJ LaRossa 20 points
12. Bryan Osak 18 points
13. Gino Zahnd 16 points
13. Barry DeWitt 16 points
15. Bill Travers 14 points
16. Terry Parsons 12 points
17. Jeff Ochs 10 points
18. Andy Grayson 8 points

Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points + 20 points = 150 points
2. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points + 12 points = 134 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points + 8 points = 130 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points + 10 points = 118 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points + 4 points = 98 points
6. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points = 80 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points + 1 point = 77 points
8. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
9. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 1 point = 51 points
10. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
11. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points + 2 points = 39 points
12. Tom Regan 30 points
13. Frank Winters 26 points
14. Walt Schafer 14 points + 6 points = 20 points
14. Dan Franden 20 points
16. Steve Dennis 16 points
17. Tom Reilly 12 points18. Jay Rawlins 6 points
19. Rob Evans 4 points
20. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
21. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
21. Greg Montgomery 2 points
23. John Hoffman 1 point
24. Ken Gelatti 1 point
25. Carl Waters 1 point26. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points + 16 points = 174 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points + 14 points = 148 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 20 points = 106 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. 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 that almost-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:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
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 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
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 each of the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bobby Julich Dinner is December 4th!

The Chico Velo Cycling Club is proud to announce that the Special Guest for this year's Big Holiday Bike Party/Dinner is Bobby Julich!! This year's party will take place on Thursday, December 4th at 6:00pm at The Big Room at Sierra Nevada Brewery. Doors will open at 6:00pm for drinks and appetizers........Dinner will be at 7:00pm, with the Bobby Julich presentation to follow. Tickets for this event are $45 for Chico Velo members - $50 for non-members - AND Kids under the age of 18 are FREE to get into this event!

Please RSVP to Rodney by Friday, November 28th to reserve your spot - you pay at the door at the event, but we need to know how many folks are coming. You can RSVP by e-mailing me at lorrod7@comcast.net - Please include how many folks will be in your party.

Below are some website links for more information on Bobby Julich:

http://www.bobbyjulich.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Julich

http://www.csc.com/mms/cycling/en/mcs/mcs163/displayMcs.jsp?id=1436

And here is the Menu for the evening:

APPETIZERS

Vegetable tower
Fruit Tower
Vegetable spring rolls
SN Sausages with sauerkraut & mustards
Smoked salmon mousse
Stuffed Mushrooms
Garlic Prawns
Crab cakes
sushi Rolls

DINNER

Fresh Baked Bread
Garden Salad
Grilled Vegetable Melange
Rice Pilaf
Tri Tip
Mahi Mahi

1/2 Fruit Crisp
1/2 Chocolate Cake


Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Current Overall Standings in the Chico Hill Climb TT Series.......

Hi Everyone! So, with Saturday's Race #7 - the Neal Road Time Trial - completed in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series, we only have 3 Hill Climb Time Trials remaining:

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

***(NOTE - WE WILL BE HAVING ANOTHER HUMBOLDT ROAD TIME TRIAL ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, BUT IT WILL NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE CHICO HILL CLIMB SERIES STANDINGS........HOWEVER, IT WILL BE RACE #1 IN THE NEW "BUTTE HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES").

Below are the Category Results from Saturday's Neal Road Time Trial.......and below that are the Current Overall Standings in the Series.

Thank you all again for coming out to these events - and I hope to see you at the next one on Saturday, November 22nd - the Table Mountain Time Trial. A rough approximation of the Table Mountain Time Trial route can be found on Bikely.com here:

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

This is a Category 1 climb of about 5.4 miles and about 1650 feet of climbing(rough estimates). Registration will open at 8:15am, with the first rider going off at 9:01am....and we will go in 1-minute intervals. Everyone is welcome to come on out and give it a shot! I will have more details about this TT on Tuesday.

Okay, here are the Category Results from the Neal Road Time Trial yesterday, and the Overall Standings in the Chico Hill Climb Series:


MEN'S CATEGORY "A":
1. Greg Golet 28:34 = 20 points
2. Jim Roberts 28:57 = 16 points
3. Greg Watkins 32:30 = 14 points
4. Eric Ayars 32:39 = 12 points

WOMEN'S CATEGORY:
1. Christine Roberts 35:21 = 20 points
2. Jeanne O'Regan 37:24 = 16 points
3. Kathie Thornton 38:44 = 14 points
4. Sarah Johnson 39:42 = 12 points

MEN'S CATEGORY "B":
1. Marc Nix 32:03 = 20 points
2. Graham Maxwell 32:10 = 16 points
3. Kyle Hartelt 32:25 = 14 points
4. Josh Rowe 33:11 = 12 points
5. Clay Johnson 34:23 = 10 points
6. Andy Grayson 35:36 = 8 points
7. Jeff Davis 41:00 = 6 points

MEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Mike Jamison 32:10 = 20 points
2. Steve Dennis 33:50 = 16 points
3. Mike Watson 33:54 = 14 points
4. Lee Altier 34:49 = 12 points
5. Greg Kallio 35:17 = 10 points
6. Mike Trowbridge 35:48 = 8 points
7. Walt Schafer 36:18 = 6 points
8. Bill Brent 36:28 = 4 points
9. Dan Dominguez 37:03 = 2 points
10. Jim Mensching 37:49 = 1 point
11. John Hoffman 38:53 = 1 point
12. Skip Lees 40:03 = 1 point

CLYDESDALE CATEGORY:
1. Kris Blee 31:00 = 20 points
2. Tom Embree 34:27 = 16 points
3. Tony Mainz 36:34 = 14 points


AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:


Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points = 156 points
2. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points + 20 points = 140 points
3. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points + 16 points = 137 points
4. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points + 12 points = 85 points
5. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points = 84 points
6. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
7. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 14 points = 71 points
8. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points = 60 points
9. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
10. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
11. Kyle Hughes 34 points
12. Kevin Speacht 24 points
13. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
14. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
15. Josh Bullock 18 points
15. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
17. Mark Reimer 16 points
18. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
18. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
20. David Kyle 8 points
21. David Albrecht 6 points
22. Randy Moon 4 points
23. Boyd Sears 2 points
24. Charlie Dawson 1 point
25. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
26. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 14 points = 174 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points = 148 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points + 16 points = 90 points
4. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
5. Sarah Johnson 16 points + 12 points = 28 points
6. Christine Roberts 20 points
6. Sandra Barton 20 points
6. Tammie Watkins 20 points
9. Ariana Altier 14 points
11. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points = 166 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points


Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points + 14 points = 164 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points + 12 points = 112 points
3. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points + 16 points = 98 points
4. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points + 10 points = 90 points
5. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points + 6 points = 72 points
6. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
7. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
8. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
9. Marc Nix 20 points
9. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
9. BJ LaRossa 20 points
12. Bryan Osak 18 points
13. Gino Zahnd 16 points
13. Barry DeWitt 16 points
15. Bill Travers 14 points
16. Terry Parsons 12 points
17. Jeff Ochs 10 points
18. Andy Grayson 8 points

Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points + 20 points = 150 points
2. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points + 12 points = 134 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points + 8 points = 130 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points + 10 points = 118 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points + 4 points = 98 points
6. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points + 14 points = 80 points
7. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points + 1 point = 77 points
8. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
9. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points + 1 point = 51 points
10. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
11. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points + 2 points = 39 points
12. Tom Regan 30 points
13. Frank Winters 26 points
14. Walt Schafer 14 points + 6 points = 20 points
14. Dan Franden 20 points
16. Steve Dennis 16 points
17. Tom Reilly 12 points
18. Jay Rawlins 6 points
19. Rob Evans 4 points
20. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
21. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
21. Greg Montgomery 2 points
23. John Hoffman 1 point
24. Ken Gelatti 1 point
25. Carl Waters 1 point26. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points + 16 points = 174 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points + 14 points = 148 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points + 20 points = 106 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. 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 that almost-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:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
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 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Neal Road - Nov. 15th - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
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 each of the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The List.....

So, there are like 2 million cycling events going on in Chico during the next year. If you would like to get updated information as it comes out, you can always shoot me an e-mail and I will add you to the "cycling" list......essentially, just e-mail updates as the event information becomes available. E-mail me - Rodney - at lorrod7@comcast.net and I will add you to the list.

Neal Road Time Trial Results.......

Hi Everyone! Well, with this GREAT fall weather, we had almost a perfect day out for this morning's Neal Road Time Trial! 30 riders took part in the event today! Thank you all for coming out to this one. It was great seeing so many of you out there tackling Race #7 in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series.......we only have 3 races left in the Chico Hill Climb Series. Next Saturday will be Race #8 - the Category 1 climb of Table Mountain(Wildflower Century side......from Oroville). Today's Time Trial was a Category 3 climb. I will have the updated Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Standings a bit later today, but I wanted to give you the list of Combined Results first(listed below).

I want to give a HUGE thank you to our volunteers today - Lori Cox and Peggy Selkirk!! Thank you so much for all of your help out there this morning - y'all rock!!

And I know a large Chico contingent is racing and supporting the 24 Hours of Gold Mountain Bike Race taking place in Oroville today and tomorrow - Good Luck to all of you!!! Go get 'em out there!!

Okay, here are the Combined Results from this morning's Neal Road Time Trial:

1. Greg Golet 28:34 (1st Place in Men's Category "A")
2. Jim Roberts 28:57
3. Kris Blee 31:00 (1st Place in Clydesdale Category)
4. Marc Nix 32:03 (1st Place in Men's Category "B")
5. Mike Jamison 32:10 (1st Place in Men's Masters 50+ Category)
5. Graham Maxwell 32:10
7. Kyle Hartelt 32:25
8. Greg Watkins 32:30
9. Eric Ayars 32:39
10. Josh Rowe 33:11
11. Steve Dennis 33:50
12. Mike Watson 33:54
13. Clay Johnson 34:23
14. Tom Embree 34:27
15. Lee Altier 34:49
16. Greg Kallio 35:17
17. Christine Roberts 35:21 (1st Place in Women's Category)
18. Andy Grayson 35:36
19. Mike Trowbridge 35:48
20. Walt Schafer 36:18
21. Bill Brent 36:28
22. Tony Mainz 36:34
23. Dan Dominguez 37:03
24. Jeanne O'Regan 37:24 (Happy Birthday Jeanne!!!)
25. Jim Mensching 37:49
26. Kathie Thornton 38:44
27. John Hoffman 38:53
28. Sarah Johnson 39:42
29. Skip Lees 40:03
30. Jeff Davis 41:00

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series.........


Hi Everyone! So, we are starting a NEW Hill Climb Series this next Spring - The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series in Spring 2009 will visit various parts of Butte County, 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 that almost-famous Low Key Hillclimb Series in the Bay Area every fall. In any case, we decided to have our own and revive the old Hill Climb Series.......with a few route changes. Below is a list of the tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon other events going on. And, of course......the weather! Rain will NOT cancel - but snow and ice will.

Note: The Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be back in the Fall/Winter of 2009 - starting in September! The Butte Series will go from January 1st, 2009 to May 31st, 2009. This Series follows a slow progression over 5 months - starting with the Category 3 climbs early to get your legs ready........and ending with the Category 1 climbs in May. This should help you take advantage of those springtime miles!!

How does it work??? Below are each of the 10 Hillclimbs in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial 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 in their respective categories........along with the coveted Butte County Hill Climb Champion Trophy.

EVERY competitor who starts and finishes an event receives an additonal 3 points PER event.

The Point Breakdown for placings 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:

Humboldt Road Time Trial - Jan. 1st - Cat. 3 - Definitely on January 1st.
Centerville to the Gravel - January 11 - Cat. 3
Cherokee Time Trial - February 21 - Cat. 3 (Start at Coal Canyon Road and go up 70, turn at Cherokee)
Cohasset to the Store - March 7 - Cat. 2
Pentz Road - March 14 - Cat. 2
Coutelenc TT - April 5 - Cat. 2 (Just stay on Coutelenc)
Vilas Road Time Trial - April 18 - Cat. 1 (From Nicalog to the end of Vilas)
Honey Run Road - May 10 - Cat. 1
Forest Ranch to Lomo - May 16 - Cat. 1(starts at Forest Ranch Store; ends at entrance to Butte Meadows)
Lomo to Jonesville TT - May 31 - Cat. 1 (starts at Hwy. 32 at entrance to Butte Meadows; ends at the snowmobile parking lot)
(Yes, I have a Summer Series planned too!)

10 Climbs, approximately 18,000 feet of climbing in total, held over a 5-month period from January through May 2009. 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 Butte Hill Climb 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.....however, I'm looking for about 200 pound body weight or more)
Mens 50+ Category
Mens 60+ Category
Womens 40+ Category
Womens 50+ Category

As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event). 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 in Spring 2009! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details, maps and information as we get closer to the events.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Neal Road Time Trial this Saturday.......

Hi Everyone! The next event in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be this Saturday - the Neal Road Time Trial on Saturday, November 15th. Registration will open at 8:15am at the corner of Neal Road and Hwy. 99, with the first rider going off at 9:01am. The Neal Road Time Trial is approximately 8.2 miles long and includes approximately 1,450 feet in elevation gain. Rain does NOT cancel. Hope to see you there! (OH - the pic above - well......it's late at night and I was too tired to get a cycling photo, so this is a vacation photo. Anyone know where it is located???).

The Bikely.com map of Neal Road can be found here:

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

We only have 4 races left in this year's Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series:

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


***(NOTE - WE WILL BE HAVING ANOTHER HUMBOLDT ROAD TIME TRIAL ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, BUT WILL NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE CHICO HILL CLIMB SERIES STANDINGS........HOWEVER, IT WILL BE RACE #1 IN THE NEW "BUTTE HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES").

Below are the Current Overall Standings in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series.

AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:


Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points = 156 points
2. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points = 121 points
3. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points = 120 points
4. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points = 84 points
5. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
6. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points = 73 points
7. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points = 60 points
8. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points = 57 points
9. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
10. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
11. Kyle Hughes 34 points
12. Kevin Speacht 24 points
13. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
14. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
15. Josh Bullock 18 points
15. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
17. Mark Reimer 16 points
18. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
18. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
20. David Kyle 8 points
21. David Albrecht 6 points
22. Randy Moon 4 points
23. Boyd Sears 2 points
24. Charlie Dawson 1 point
25. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
26. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points = 160 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points = 148 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points = 74 points
4. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
5. Sandra Barton 20 points
5. Tammie Watkins 20 points
7. Sarah Johnston 16 points
8. Ariana Altier 14 points
9. Sarah Kallio 10 points

Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points = 166 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points

Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points = 150 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points = 100 points
3. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points = 82 points
4. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points = 80 points
5. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points = 66 points
6. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
7. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
8. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
9. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
9. BJ LaRossa 20 points
11. Bryan Osak 18 points
12. Gino Zahnd 16 points
12. Barry DeWitt 16 points
14. Bill Travers 14 points
15. Terry Parsons 12 points
16. Jeff Ochs 10 points

Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points = 130 points
2. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points = 122 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points = 122 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points = 108 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points = 94 points
6. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points = 76 points
7. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points = 66 points
8. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
9. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points = 50 points
10. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
11. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points = 37 points
12. Tom Regan 30 points
13. Frank Winters 26 points
14. Dan Franden 20 points
15. Walt Schafer 14 points
16. Tom Reilly 12 points17. Jay Rawlins 6 points
18. Rob Evans 4 points
19. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
20. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
20. Greg Montgomery 2 points
22. Ken Gelatti 1 point
23. Carl Waters 1 point
24. Joe Sanders 1 point


Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points = 158 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points = 134 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points = 86 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. 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 that almost-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:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
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 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category - COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
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.

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, California

Monday, November 10, 2008

New bike lust.......again........

This Felt is currently on sale at Greenline Cycles in Oroville, California. And it is SCREAMING to be ridden - and raced........in Crits, Road Races, Time Trials, Stage Races, in the rain, on the gravel(the Team Chico Cutty Series is coming up!!!) and in all 5,927 events taking place in the Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events(R.A.C.E.) here in the Chico area in 2009. And, of course, I am lusting after it.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Night Circuit Mountain Biking..........

Hi Everyone!! So, I know that quite a few of you will be riding the 24-hour
mountain bike race in Oroville next weekend. To get you ready, we're going to
have a night mountain bike/cyclocross bike ride/race this Tuesday night at the
Floral Avenue Long-Course(all off-road, but does have one bike path). This
Circuit is 2.2 miles in length, does not include barriers or run-ups and is
beginner-friendly. There are a couple of sections of mud(not too bad)........but
that makes it more fun! The course is primarily flat. Notes - bring a light and
your helmet......and either your mountain bike or cyclocross bike. The event
will be 40 minutes PLUS 1 lap. I will give you the elapsed time as we go
along......as well as the 1-to-go signal. This is a great course if you are
still trying to get use to using lights at night on your mountain
bike........two sections of the course have some street lightning as
well..........the rest is dark. Cones will mark the turns.

Registration will open at 5:45pm - and the ride/race will start at 6:00pm. I
will be on the field at the intersection of East Lassen Avenue and Floral Avenue
for registration/start.....near the bike path. The Start/Finish is on the
northwest corner of the field........at the corner of East Lassen and Floral
Avenue.

Rain does NOT cancel.

A map of the course can be found here on Bikely.com:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Floral-Avenue-Long-Course-3

Hope to see you out there!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

R.A.C.E..........

Rodney's
Annoying
Cycling
Events

......coming to a Chico near you.

Velo wanted me to use a different name for the "Rodney" cycling events happening all over Chico(especially next year - egads, that list is getting long for 2009)......so, what the heck.....R.A.C.E. fits the bill, I think.

Chico Airport Criterium Series - Short-Course
Chico Airport Criterium Series - Long-Course
Airport Criterium Points Races
Thursday Night Time Trial Series - 10-miles, 15-miles and 25-miles
Meridian Road Time Trials
Criterium "Devil Takes The Hindmost" Races
Chico Downhill TT Series
Chico Uphill TT Series - Spring/Summer(some new climbs in this one!)
Chico Uphill TT Series - Fall/Winter
Friday Night Fights - Airport Sprint Competition
2009 25-Mile Time Trial Series - 1 per month February through October
Nutcracker Omnium
Dog Days Omnium
Rumpstomper Omnium
Devil's Kick Omnium
Honey Run Omnium - This one has a surprise twist for the "last" stage!
Cornucopia Omnium - MTB, Cyclocross & Road
Butt Butt'r Omnium - 100 Mile RR & 35-mile TT
Chico Pursuit Championships
Chico 10-Mile TT Series and Championships
Jack & Jill Team Time Trial
Unknown Valley North Road Race
Leesville Gap Road Race - Practice race before the Velo Promo event.
Dunnigan Hills Road Race - Practice race before the Velo Promo event.
Paskenta Warm-up Race/Ride
2009 Paskenta Road Race (part gravel)
Team Chico Cutty Series
Team Chico Tunnels Series
Black Butte Road Race
Chico Road Race Championships
Chico Road Race Series - Stay tuned for announcement on races/dates.
Lindo Channel CycloCross Series
North Rim TT - MTB
Bidwell Bump - MTB
Upper Park Road TT - MTB Events
Horseshoe Lake Short-Track - MTB Events
Sycamore Channel CycloCross/MTB Events - Short Course & Long Course
Wildwood MTB/Cyclocross Events - Short Course & Long Course
Mutliple "Rodneyums" during the year - weekday Omnium events - including the Tuesday night Airport Criterium, the Wednesday night Fast 50 and the Thursday night Time Trials.
2009 Winter Racing Series - 6-race series next winter.
Roller Race Series
2009 Chico Alleycat - probably more than 2 during the year.
Chico Downtown Criterium - the big gun!!
Messilla Valley Circuit Races - probably monthly.
Grainland Road Race (part gravel)
Table Mountain Road Races - probably monthly.
Wheelock Road Race
Paskenta Hills Road Race
Nelson Road Race
North Rim Circuit Race - MTB
The Most Insane Road Race Ever Road Race - bring life support for this one.
Forest Ranch TT - the "Case of Sierra Nevada" Challenge!
Jonesville Road Race
Lomo TT
Vilas TT
Sterling City TT
666 Time Trial Series(I'll change the name - it is basically a 6-mile flat time trial series)
Keefer Loop TT
Keefer Road TT
Durham-Ruubay Road Race(think Paris-Roubaix)
Butte City Road Race
Honey Run Road Race
Nimshew Road Race(part gravel)
The T-Shirt Road Race
Cassandra Road Race
Coal Canyon Circuit Race
Rose Avenue Circuit Race
7-Mile Lane Time Trial
50-Mile Airport Twilight Criterium
Chico 100-Mile Road Race Series(6 races over 8 month period)
Chico Mountain Bike Stage Race - 4 stages, 4 days

.......and the list is actually getting longer and longer. Stay tuned for race dates, information, routes and announcements.

Thanks to the Chico Corsa Cycling Club and Sierra Nevada Brewery for their awesome support of local cycling and local cycling events!!!

Night MTB/Cross.....

What a GREAT night out there Thursday night for mountain biking and cyclocross. Our Lindo Channel event was truly awesome tonight.......my only wish is that more riders would take part in it. Last night, the weather was great - not cold, not warm, no wind, moon lighting the way, the course was slightly damp but not muddy......it was just a great night to be out there. So, in honor of that, I extended the race....and made it a 55-minute event tonight. But.......only 4 riders took part......and 3 spectators!

Here are the results:

1. Tim Olson
2. Roy Steves
3. Ross Nayduch
4. David Kyle

I know the weather won't be like this for the remaining weeks.....but it was great for last night.

One bad part - after the race, when I was out on the course picking up all the cones, there was a BAD 4-car crash right next to the race course. Pretty vicious wreck. Not sure of the injuries, but both lanes of traffic were blocked - lots of fire engines, police, ambulances and such. Not a good way to end the night.

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 6:00pm.........so 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:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Starting-Point-for-Thursday-Night-Cyclocross

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 design....so any complaints should be directed at her. Warning - she's vicious!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Chico Area Cycling Events (Competitive) for 2009.......

Chico Airport Criterium Series - Short-Course
Chico Airport Criterium Series - Long-Course
Airport Criterium Points Races
Thursday Night Time Trial Series - 10-miles, 15-miles and 25-miles
Criterium "Devil Takes The Hindmost" Races
Chico Downhill TT Series
Chico Uphill TT Series - Spring/Summer(some new climbs in this one!)
Chico Uphill TT Series - Fall/Winter
Friday Night Fights - Airport Sprint Competition
2009 25-Mile Time Trial Series - 1 per month February through October
Nutcracker Omnium
Dog Days Omnium
Rumpstomper Omnium
Devil's Kick Omnium
Honey Run Omnium
Cornucopia Omnium
Butt Butt'r Omnium - 100 Mile RR & 35-mile TT
Chico Pursuit Championships
Chico 10-Mile TT Series and Championships
Jack & Jill Team Time Trial
Unknown Valley North Road Race
Leesville Gap Road Race
Paskenta Warm-up Race/Ride
2009 Paskenta Road Race (part gravel)
Team Chico Cutty Series
Team Chico Tunnels Series
Black Butte Road Race
Chico Road Race Championships
Chico Road Race Series
Lindo Channel CycloCross Series
North Rim TT - MTB
Bidwell Bump - MTB
Upper Park Road TT - MTB Events
Horseshoe Lake Short-Track - MTB Events
Sycamore Channel CycloCross/MTB Events
Wildwood MTB/Cyclocross Events
Mutliple "Rodneyums" during the year - weekday Omnium events.
2009 Winter Racing Series - 6-race series next winter.
Roller Race Series
2009 Chico Alleycat - probably more than 2 during the year.
Chico Downtown Criterium - the big gun!!
Messilla Valley Circuit Races - probably monthly.
Grainland Road Race (part gravel)
Table Mountain Road Races
Wheelock Road Race
Paskenta Hills Road Race
Nelson Road Race
North Rim Circuit Race - MTB
The Most Insane Road Race Ever Road Race - bring life support for this one.
Forest Ranch TT - the "Case of Sierra Nevada" Challenge!
Jonesville Road Race
Lomo TT
Vilas TT
Sterling City TT
666 Time Trial Series(I'll change the name - it is basically a 6-mile flat time trial series)
Keefer Loop TT
Keefer Road TT
Durham-Ruubay Road Race(think Paris-Roubaix)
Butte City Road Race
Honey Run Road Race
Nimshew Road Race(part gravel)
The T-Shirt Road Race
Cassandra Road Race
Coal Canyon Circuit Race
Rose Avenue Circuit Race

......and the list is actually getting longer and longer.

See - it's a good thing to have a guy with OCD who wants to put on cycling events in your local area!!

Prizes: Definitely Trophies; probably some t-shirts; product prizes, Sierra Nevada beer and maybe money. And, as always, the "Rodney" events are always FREE to enter. USA Cycling rules do apply for most events. And hey, if you're in the Chico area, you pretty much have your pick of events to do locally. A HUGE thank you goes out to the Chico Corsa Cycling Club, the Chico Velo Cycling Club and Sierra Nevada Brewery for letting me do all these events and helping me with some of the expenses associated with them - without your help and support, they just would not be happening.

AND - this is just the competitive side......the actual riding schedule for Chico is huge!!

Current Overall Standings in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series.......


Hi Everyone! So, with Race #6 completed this morning in the rain - the Centerville Time Trial - we only have 4 races left in this year's Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series:

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

This morning's Time Trial was considered a Category 3 climb.....but 2 additional points were added to the totals for the competitors in today's event due to the weather conditions.

Below are the Category Results from this morning's Time Trial - followed by the Current Overall Standings in the Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series. The next event will be the Neal Road TT on Saturday, November 15th. Registration will open at 8:15am at the corner of Neal Road and Hwy. 99, with the first rider going off at 9:01am. The Neal Road Time Trial is approximately 8.2 miles long and includes approximately 1,450 feet in elevation gain. The Bikely.com map of Neal Road can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Neal-Road-TT Hope to see you there!

Now, here are the Centerville Results from this morning:

MEN'S CATEGORY "A":
1. Greg Golet 22:13 = 22 points
2. Jim Roberts 22:28 = 18 points
3. Mike Smith 22:35 = 16 points
4. Rich Thurman 23:25 = 14 points
5. Brad Foster 23:46 = 12 points
6. Eric Ayars 25:11 = 10 points
7. Greg Watkins 25:17 = 8 points

WOMEN'S CATEGORY:
1. Kathie Thornton 28:58 = 22 points
2. Janine Rood 30:57 = 18 points

WOMEN'S MASTERS CATEGORY:
1. Kim Agur 27:18 = 22 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 29:52 = 18 points

MEN'S CATEGORY "B":
1. Graham Maxwell 26:00 = 22 Points
2. Clay Johnson 27:35 = 18 points
3. Gino Zahnd 31:28 = 16 points
4. Jeff Davis 31:51 = 14 points
5. Kyle Hartelt 42:16 = 12 points

MEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Mike Trowbridge 25:40 = 22 Points
2. Lee Altier 27:12 = 18 points
3. Bill Brent 27:22 = 16 points
4. Greg Kallio 27:24 = 14 points
5. Jim Mensching 29:07 = 12 points
6. Dan Dominguez 29:40 = 10 points
7. Skip Lees 31:59 = 8 points

CLYDESDALE CATEGORY:
1. Kris Blee 25:25 = 22 Points
2. Tom Embree 26:22 = 18 points
3. Tony Mainz 29:05 = 16 points


AND THE CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES:


Men's Category "A":
1. Mike Smith 20 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 16 points = 156 points
2. Jim Roberts 1 point + 24 points + 26 points + 20 points + 32 points + 18 points = 121 points
3. Greg Golet 20 points + 24 points + 18 points + 36 points + 22 points = 120 points
4. Brad Foster 2 points + 14 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 12 points = 84 points
5. Sean Molina 10 points + 22 points + 16 points + 30 points = 78 points
6. Eric Ayars 1 point + 12 points + 14 points + 10 points + 26 points + 10 points = 73 points
7. Rich Thurman 16 points + 30 points + 14 points = 60 points
8. Greg Watkins 1 point + 6 points + 12 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points = 57 points
9. Rob Bishop 1 point + 10 points + 20 points + 8 points = 39 points
10. Walter Lohse 14 points + 22 points = 36 points
11. Kyle Hughes 34 points
12. Kevin Speacht 24 points
13. James Plummer 12 points + 8 points = 20 points
14. Mike Castaldo 1 point + 18 points = 19 points
15. Josh Bullock 18 points
15. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
17. Mark Reimer 16 points
18. Roy Steves 1 point + 14 points = 15 points
18. Geno Gruber 1 point + 4 points + 10 points = 15 points
20. David Kyle 8 points
21. David Albrecht 6 points
22. Randy Moon 4 points
23. Boyd Sears 2 points
24. Charlie Dawson 1 point
25. Jason Zieginhirt 1 point
26. Jeff Galland 1 point

Women's Category:
1. Kathie Thornton 20 points + 24 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points = 160 points
2. Janine Rood 18 points + 30 points + 26 points + 20 points + 36 points + 18 points = 148 points
3. Jeanne O'Regan 24 points + 26 points + 24 points = 74 points
4. Caryn Jones 12 points + 22 points + 22 points = 56 points
5. Sandra Barton 20 points
5. Tammie Watkins 20 points
7. Sarah Johnston 16 points
8. Ariana Altier 14 points
9. Sarah Kallio 10 points


Women's Masters Category:
1. Kim Agur 24 points + 26 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 22 points = 166 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 36 points + 18 points = 54 points
3. Kristen Schonauer 18 points + 24 points = 42 points
4. Kate Cavell 20 points + 18 points = 38 points
5. Teresa Kludt 30 Points
6. Jamie Batha 22 points
7. Becky Blakely 20 points
8. Pam Hollis 16 points


Men's Category "B":
1. Kyle Hartelt 14 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 40 points + 12 points = 150 points
2. Josh Rowe 24 points + 24 points + 20 points + 32 points = 100 points
3. Graham Maxwell 26 points + 34 points + 22 points = 82 points
4. Clay Johnson 18 points + 14 points + 30 points + 18 points = 80 points
5. Jeff Davis 24 points + 28 points + 14 points = 66 points
6. Ross Nayduch 16 points + 36 points = 52 points
7. Jeff Dailey 26 points + 18 points = 44 points
8. Charlie Pelton 12 points + 16 points = 28 points
9. Ken Petruzzelli 20 points
9. BJ LaRossa 20 points
11. Bryan Osak 18 points
12. Gino Zahnd 16 points
12. Barry DeWitt 16 points
14. Bill Travers 14 points
15. Terry Parsons 12 points
16. Jeff Ochs 10 points

Men's Masters 50+ Category:
1. Mike Jamison 18 points + 22 points + 26 points + 24 points + 40 points = 130 points
2. Lee Altier 12 points + 16 points + 24 points + 16 points + 36 points + 18 points = 122 points
2. Mike Trowbridge 16 points + 10 points + 20 points + 20 points + 34 points + 22 points = 122 points
4. Greg Kallio 8 points + 18 points + 22 points + 14 points + 32 points + 14 points = 108 points
5. Bill Brent 14 points + 8 points + 16 points + 12 points + 28 points + 16 points = 94 points
6. Jim Mensching 10 points + 6 points + 12 points + 10 points + 26 points + 12 points = 76 points
7. Mike Watson 18 points + 18 points + 30 points = 66 points
8. Mark Bloom 24 points + 30 points = 54 points
9. Skip Lees 1 point + 1 point + 10 points + 6 points + 24 points + 8 points = 50 points
10. Tom Tucker 20 points + 24 points = 44 points
11. Dan Dominguez 4 points + 1 point + 14 points + 8 points + 10 points = 37 points
12. Tom Regan 30 points
13. Frank Winters 26 points
14. Dan Franden 20 points
15. Walt Schafer 14 points
16. Tom Reilly 12 points17. Jay Rawlins 6 points
18. Rob Evans 4 points
19. Byron Fountain 2 points + 1 point = 3 points
20. Gary Fowler 1 point + 1 point = 2 points
20. Greg Montgomery 2 points
22. Ken Gelatti 1 point
23. Carl Waters 1 point24. Joe Sanders 1 point

Clydesdale Category:
1. Tom Embree 20 points + 30 points + 30 points + 24 points + 36 points + 18 points = 158 points
2. Tony Mainz 18 points + 24 points + 24 points + 18 points + 34 points + 16 points = 134 points
3. Kris Blee 24 points + 40 points + 22 points = 86 points
4. Lau Ackerman 26 points + 26 points + 20 points = 72 points
5. Don Miller 22 points
6. 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 that almost-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:

Hors Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1
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 -
COMPLETED!
Pentz Road (from Spring Valley School) - Oct. 19th - Cat. 2 -
COMPLETED!
Cohasset to Gravel (from Nicalog Road) - Oct. 25th - Hors Category -
COMPLETED!
Centerville (from Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Nov. 1st - Cat. 3 -
COMPLETED!
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.