Sunday, May 31, 2009

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

Below are the Category Results from tonight's event, followed by the Current Overall Standings in the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series. REMEMBER also - the standings are always Preliminary for the first 24 hours after "posting" - so if you see an addition, subtraction, correction, deletion or any other "tions", please let me know! Tonight's Airport Criterium was a bit unusual in that we had a shorter event - 40 minutes PLUS 3 laps - and only offered up 3 Primes per Category...........but each Prime was worth 10 points each. We'll definitely be doing another event like this one in future weeks.

****AND - One Final Note - This Tuesday Night's Airport Criterium - June 2nd - will also have a Category "C" race going off at 7:00PM. The "C" race will be 30 minutes + 3 laps. If you are intimidated by the Criterium and/or the speeds out there, this is the Category to get a feel for what's going on without the crazy speeds. No other Category races will be on the course - just Category "C" - so you can get used to the course, etc. The event MAY be mentored as well, depending upon whether ANY Category "A" or highly-ranked Category "B" riders(basically, any top 10 riders in the Current Standings in the "B" Category) are available to mentor. A mentor basically sits in with your group during the race, giving you basic pointers and helpful advice to keep you safe, skilled and sound during the event - and for future events. Mentors must meet with me prior to the event - so, if you would like to volunteer to be a Criterium Mentor, see me at the race on Tuesday Night or e-mail me prior to the Event - lorrod7@comcast.net .

CATEGORY "A" RESULTS FROM THE MAY 31st CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM:
1. David Albrecht (7 points + 30 Prime Points + 1 = 38 points)
2. Maggie Jones (5 points + 1 = 6 points)

CATEGORY "B" RESULTS FROM THE MAY 31st CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM:
1. Shawn Hughes (7 points + 30 Prime Points + 1 = 38 points)
2. Matt Itamura (5 points + 1 = 6 points)
3. Samuel Bransky (4 points + 1 = 5 points)
4. Jim Mensching (3 points + 1 = 4 points)
5. Joshua Pasos (2 points + 1 = 3 points)
6. Ray Bransky (1 points + 1 = 2 points)
7. Denny McKenney 1 point
8. Christopher Cook 1 point

2009 CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM SERIES CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS:

CATEGORY "A" OVERALL:
1. Jeff Galland 178 points
2. David Albrecht 158 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 99 points
4. Roy Steves 75 points
5. Mike Smith 73 points
6. Alex Blease 68 points
7. Greg Golet 50 points
8. Mike Cordova 48 points
9. Paul Sajben 39 points
10. Michael Jasinski 33 points
11. James Plummer 29 points
12. Kevin Speacht 28 points
12. Tim Creswell 28 points
14. Steve Vickery 24 points
15. Margaret Jones 23 points (1st Place Woman in Category "A")
15. Anthony Ferretti 23 points
17. Jeff Ochs 22 points
18. Pedro Brown 19 points
19. Mike Painter 17 points
20. Brad Foster 15 points
21. Tyler Honeyman 11 points
21. Michael Dufresne 11 points
23. Ryan Olson 10 points
23. Aren Timmel 10 points
23. Rob Bishop 10 points
26. Charlie Dawson 9 points
26. Kyle Hartelt 9 points
28. Ethan Black 8 points
28. Paul McIntyre 8 points
30. Ben Bryant 7 points
30. Geno Gruber 7 points
30. Josh Bullock 7 points
30. Dave Berman 7 points
34. Evan Carroll 6 points
35. Weston Crumm 5 points
35. Greg Melton 5 points
37. Jason Ziegenhirt 4 points
37. Jesse Rushing 4 points
39. CJ Humphries 3 points
39. Randy Moon 3 points
39. Mike Castaldo 3 points
39. Kenny Price 3 points
43. Janeen Thorpe 2 points
44. David Kyle 1 point
45. Scott Heather 1 point
46. Jim Clark 1 point
47. Morgan Bonar 1 point
48. Dain Melton 1 point
49. Dan Reymann 1 point
50. Kurt Haskins 1 point
51. Tom Embree 1 point

CATEGORY "B" OVERALL:
1. Shawn Hughes 225 points
2. Matt Itamura 124 points
3. Tom Embree 120 points
4. Charlie Pelton 111 points
5. Michael Dufresne 60 points
6. Mike Crumm 46 points
6. Frank Marinello 46 points
8. David Klein 31 points
9. Scott Heather 27 points
10. Joe Schlesinger 23 points
11. Denny McKenney 17 points
12. Mike Rodriguez 16 points
12. Jim Clark 16 points
12. David Weathers 16 points
15. Colin Moakley 15 points
16. Dain Melton 14 points
17. Samuel Bransky 10 points
17. Jim Mensching 10 points
17. Ray Bransky 10 points
20. Tom Murphy 9 points
20. Rob Glatthaar 9 points
22. BJ LaRossa 7 points
22. Matt Carlson 7 points
24. Kareem Speake 6 points
25. Sandy Speake 5 points
25. Adam Tischler 5 points
25. Jeff Ochs 5 points
28. John Wiesinger 4 points
28. David Dura 4 points
28. Clay Johnson 4 points
28. Brian Strukan 4 points
32. Joshua Pasos 3 points
32. Christopher Cook 3 points
32. Derek Moffitt 3 points
32. Gary Fowler 3 points
32. Darrin Reichel 3 points
32. James Gilchrist 3 points
32. Jeff Davis 3 points
39. Jon Kayzer 2 points
39. Steve Kodad 2 points
39. Mark Hendry 2 points
42. James Hefner 1 point
43. Clay Johnson 1 point
44. Skip Lees 1 point
45. Ken Petruzzelli 1 point
46. Shawn Fisher 1 point
47. John D'Ewart 1 point
48. Johnny Jones 1 point
49. Walt Schafer 1 point
50. Greg Melton 1 point
51. Paul Begbie 1 point

WOMEN'S CATEGORY OVERALL:
1. Margaret Jones 49 points
2. Lisa Martens 42 points
3. Tracy Berman 27 points
4. Jenn Gruber 22 points
5. Janine Rood 20 points
6. Morgan Bonar 12 points
7. Caryn Jones 10 points
8. Christa Ritchey 7 points
9. Amy Dawson 1 point
10. Teresa Kludt 1 point
11. Kristen Schonauer 1 point
12. Shirley Huffman 1 point

AIRPORT CRITERIUM SERIES INFORMATION:

After the great turn-out at last year's Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium Series, we're going to be doing them again for 2009......but starting up a bit earlier this year. For those curious, the definition of "Criterium" is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criterium

This Series starts up next Tuesday, March 10th and will go through September 15th, 2009......just before our Chico Downtown Criterium on September 20th! Registration normally starts at 5:40pm - with the event starting at 6:00pm.

How does it work???

Okay, here are a few notes for this year's Airport "Crit" Series:

1. We will be using more than 1 course for the Crits this year......including throwing in some lefty-turn Crits to get a feel for those - and some Weekend Criteriums as well. For the time being, we'll be using our standard Tuesday Night righty-turn course starting/finishing at Convair Avenue - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course

2. ALL riders must sign in this year - There will be a small table on the sidewalk at the Start/Finish location on Convair Avenue - just sign in at the table and you are good to go! Sign-ins start at 5:40pm - the racing action starts at 6:00pm. We usually end the event by 7pm, at the latest - many times earlier than that - to get home before it gets too dark outside. RAIN AND WET PAVEMENT WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THE CRITERIUMS! In addition, last year we had some tremendous smoke from the Humboldt Fire in this area......which, in turn, would also cancel the Criteriums due to hazardous air quality.

3. The Category "B" races normally go for 45-50 minutes PLUS 3 laps.........while the Category "A" races go for 50-60 minutes PLUS 3 laps. There can be anywhere from 1 to 15+ Primes in the Airport Criteriums......just depends on the mood of the Dictator.....er......I mean, Director. ;)

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give this Criterium training/riding a shot! It's amazing what kind of workout you can get in during a 45 to 60 minute practice event.

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in the Series. The point breakdown is as follows: 7-5-4-3-2-1, with an additional 1 point being given to each participant at each event. So, 7 points goes to the winner, 5 points goes to 2nd place, 4 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........in addition to 1 more point just for doing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the Chico Airport Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. Also, Prime points will be given out during each of the Crits - these are just lap prizes......but in this case, the prizes are points. We will also be having some product Primes out there this year!

7. Last year, we had just two categories during the races - Category A and Category B. However, the Series itself has even more Trophy Categories, including:

Category "A" Men
Women's Category
Women's Masters 40+ Category
Category "B" Men
Men's Masters 40+ Category
Men's Masters 50+ Category

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy. If nobody - or very few folks are in one category - we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event).

8. Although donations to put on these events are always very appreciated and accepted, this Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Criteriums in 2009!

9. The Race Director reserves the right to DQ any rider for unsafe riding or unsportsmanlike conduct at ANY time. Also, PLEASE - NO colorful language will be used out there - especially with the little kids around watching the race(we have kids out there from ages 2 to 12 watching the racing action)!! ANY rider breaking these rules can be subject to Disqualification from - not only the race - but from the entire Series. So, please - just do what ya always do and just be cool!!!!

10. Finally, remember - these Criterium events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling skills. But, overall, they're no big whoop....no World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned Criterium at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

Hope to see you out there!!

Rodney............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series Standings............

Hi Everyone!! We had a great 1st race in the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series yesterday, with the Table Mountain Road Race!! Next up is the Jonesville Road Race - Sunday morning, June 7th. This event will count as a Big-Point event, with 35 points going to the winner in each category, 30 to 2nd, 28 to 3rd, and so on. Below are the Category Results from yesterday's Road Race - and below that are the Current Overall Standings in the Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series. Some other upcoming events in this Series are listed below as well:

Sunday, June 7th - Jonesville Road Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event - (Final Race in Rumpstomper Omnium)
Saturday, June 13th - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event -
Sunday, June 14th - Wheelock Circuit Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event -
Saturday, June 27th - LEESVILLE GAP "PRACTICE" ROAD RACE - 9:00AM - Trophy Event -
Sunday, June 28th - Butte City Road Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event -
July, August & September events to be posted soon...................

Some other events to be included in the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series:

Coal Canyon Circuit Race
Aguas Frias Road Race
Midway Road Race
The Inskip Road Race
Grainland Road Race
Messilla Valley Circuit Race
Table Mountain Road Race
Honey Run Road Race
The Bloom Circuit Race (Thanks to Mark Bloom for pointing this course out - it's beautiful!!)
The Cohasset Road Race
The Field of Dreams Circuit Race
Sutter Buttes Road Race
.......and definitely others.

CATEGORY RESULTS FROM MAY 30TH TABLE MOUNTAIN ROAD RACE:

Category "A" Men:
1. Kevin Speacht (25 points + 4 = 29 points)
2. Brad Foster (20 points + 4 = 24 points)
3. Rich Thurman (18 points + 4 = 22 points)
4. Aren Timmel (16 points + 4 = 20 points)
5. Tyler Honeyman (14 points + 4 = 18 points)
6. Mike Castaldo (12 points + 4 = 16 points)
7. Sean Molina (10 points + 4 = 14 points)
8. Charlie Dawson (8 points + 4 = 12 points)
9. Rob Bishop (6 points + 4 = 10 points)
10. Mike Painter (4 points + 4 = 8 points)
11. Joe Shelburne (2 points + 4 = 6 points)

Women's Category:
1. Kim Agur (25 points + 4 = 29 points)
2. Forough Molina (20 points + 4 = 24 points)
3. Grace Twedt (18 points + 4 = 22 points)
4. Darlene Henderson (16 points + 4 = 20 points)
5. Mary Reyes (14 points + 4 = 18 points)

Category "B" Men:
1. Denny McKenney (25 points + 4 = 29 points)
2. Tom Embree (20 points + 4 = 24 points)
3. Charlie Pelton (18 points + 4 = 22 points)
4. Michael Crumm (16 points + 4 = 20 points)
5. Preben Nielsen (14 points + 4 = 18 points)
6. Dan Spencer (12 points + 4 = 16 points)


CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE 2009 CHICO ROAD R.A.C.E. SERIES:

Current Overall Standings for Category "A" Men:
1. Kevin Speacht 29 points
2. Brad Foster 24 points
3. Rich Thurman 22 points
4. Aren Timmel 20 points
5. Tyler Honeyman 18 points
6. Mike Castaldo 16 points
7. Sean Molina 14 points
8. Charlie Dawson 12 points
9. Rob Bishop 10 points
10. Mike Painter 8 points
11. Joe Shelburne 6 points

Women's Category:
1. Kim Agur 29 points
2. Forough Molina 24 points
3. Grace Twedt 22 points
4. Darlene Henderson 20 points
5. Mary Reyes 18 points

Category "B" Men:
1. Denny McKenney 29 points
2. Tom Embree 24 points
3. Charlie Pelton 22 points
4. Michael Crumm 20 points
5. Preben Nielsen 18 points
6. Dan Spencer 16 points

2009 CHICO ROAD R.A.C.E. SERIES INFORMATION:

After the great turn-out at last year's various Chico Road Races, we're going to be doing them again for 2009......but this time, they will ALSO be in a "Series" format. For those curious, the approximate definition of "Bicycle Road Races" can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_bicycle_racing

This Series will go from Saturday, May 30th through mid-September 2009......just before the Henleyville Road Race on September 19th, 2009! Most of these races will be starting at either 8:00AM or 9:00AM on the weekends - but some could be as early as 7:00AM.......and others starting as late as 10:00AM(highly unlikely).

Why have this event???

Looking at cycle racing from an international view, "road racing" is one of the most prestigious aspects of bicycle racing. The greatest racing champions in the hisotry of our great sport - Eddy Merckx, Lance Armstrong, Bernard Hinault, Fausto Coppi, Greg LeMond, Miguel Indurain, Gino Bartali - the list goes on and on and on. These riders were great "road racing" champions. The road race itself requires great stamina, strength, speed, skill and sense to win - or to place. To win a road race - or place highly in a road race consistently - is the epitome of a great cycle racing champion. This contest will track the most consistent riders in the area for road racing. The winner of this event will have a great opportunity for bragging rights - plus, they'll win the Series Championship Trophy!!

How does it work???

Okay, here are a few notes for 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series:

1. We will be using a variety of courses for this Series - including some flat courses, very hilly courses, somewhat hilly courses, circuit race courses(no Crits) and so forth. The idea is to get a variety of course profiles going for the Series to test the riders a bit. Next year - 2010 - this Series will also be starting much earlier in the year in order to get a feel for different weather conditions as well.

2. ALL riders must sign in this year at the start of EACH event - There will be a small table at the Start/Finish location - just sign in at the table and you are good to go! Sign-ins normally start 30 minutes before the event takes place and closes about 1-2 minutes before the event starts. Rain or wet weather will normally not cancel the events. However, last year we had some tremendous smoke from the Humboldt Fire in this area......which, in turn, may cancel some of the Road Races due to hazardous air quality.

3. There will normally be 2 Categories racing at the Road Races - the Category "A" Event and the Category "B" Event. However, EACH Series Category will be picked separately(Women's, Women's Masters, Men's Masters, Juniors, etc.). Category "A" races will normally start first, with the Category "B" races starting a couple of minutes later. If there are enough racers to have a separate category start after the "B" event, we will make that happen as well.

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give this Road Race training/riding a shot! They're a GREAT workout!!!

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in the Series. The point breakdown is as follows: 25-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1, with an additional 4 points being given to each participant at each event. So, 25 points goes to the winner, 20 points goes to 2nd place, 18 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........in addition to 4 more points just for doing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. If one race proves particularly harsh.........ex. - the Jonesville Road Race on June 7th..............the point breakdown MAY be increased(35 to the winner, 30 to 2nd and so forth). IN ADDITION - It is quite possible that some of the Mini-Road-Races held during the week MAY be counted towards the Overall Title, but with fewer points (think.......5 to the winner, 4 to 2nd, 3 to 3rd and so on.....with NO point bonuses for competing).

7. Although the races are advertised as having 2 Categories out on the course - Category A and Category B - the Series itself has more Trophy Categories, including:

Category "A" Men
Women's Category
Category "B" Men
And any others if there are enough riders!

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy - as of NOW. We will ADD Categories if enough riders show up out there - so tell your friends!! If nobody - or very few folks are in one category - we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event - this would have to be completely obvious to the Race Director).

In addition, trophies will normally be given out at EACH event for the winners in various categories............depending upon the budget of the Race Director.

8. Although donations to put on these events are always very appreciated and accepted, this Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Road R.A.C.E.s in 2009!

9. The Race Director reserves the right to DQ any rider for unsafe riding or unsportsmanlike conduct at ANY time. Also, PLEASE - try not to use colorful language out there - especially with the little kids around watching the race at the finish line and so forth. ANY rider breaking these rules can be subject to Disqualification from - not only the race - but from the entire Series. So, please - just do what ya always do and just be cool!!!!

10. Finally, remember - these Road Race events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling skills. But, overall, they're no big whoop....no World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned Road Race at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

Hope to see you out there!!

Rodney............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

R.A.C.E. Events for June 1st-7th..............

Tuesday, June 2nd - Tuesday Night Airport Criterium - 6:00PM (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series)

Wednesday, June 3rd - Humboldt Road Race - 6:00AM (3.4 miles and 751 feet of climbing - just an early morning leg burn!)

Wednesday, June 3rd - Fast 50 - 6:00PM

Thursday, June 4th - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00AM (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series)

Thursday, June 4th - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00PM (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series)

Saturday, June 6th - Neal Road DOWNHILL Time Trial - 9:00AM (Race #1 in the Chico Downhill TT Series) (Race #1 in Rumpstomper Omnium)

Saturday, June 6th - Chico Airport LONG-Course Criterium - 6:00PM - (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series) (Race #2 in Rumpstomper Omnium)

Sunday, June 7th - Jonesville Road Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event - (Race #2 in the Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series) (Final Race in Rumpstomper Omnium)

Tuesday, June 2nd - Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium Series - 6:00PM - Registration normally opens at 5:45pm on Convair avenue at the Airport - with the event starting promptly at 6:00pm. For the time being, we'll be using our standard Tuesday Night course starting/finishing at Convair Avenue - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course . Category "A" riders will go for 55 Minutes PLUS 3 laps, while Category "B" riders will go for 50 Minutes PLUS 3 laps - Women's Category picked separately. Lots of Point Primes offered in this one!! Must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT. (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

Wednesday, June 3rd - Humboldt Road Race - 6:00AM (3.4 miles and 751 feet of climbing - just an early morning leg burn!) - Beat the heat with this early morning ride up Humboldt! Registration will open at 5:45am at the bottom of Humboldt Road(right near Stilson Canyon Road), with the race starting at 6:00AM. This will be a mass-start event for this short climb up Humboldt Road - starting near Stilson Canyon Road and finishing at the Stop Ahead Sign at the top of the hill. A map of this short-course Road Race can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Humboldt-Road-Race-AM-Racing (Part of the 2009 I-want-Rodney-to-stop-these-silly-events Series!)

Wednesday, June 3rd - FAST 50 - 6:00PM - The long-running independent "Fast 50" Wednesday night rides! The starting spot for this ride is in the parking lot of Rosedale Elementary School located at 100 Oak Street here in Chico. The ride leaves promptly at 6:00pm from the parking lot area. Many different levels of cyclists out there, so hook up with someone and enjoy the ride! A map of the course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Fast-50255824 Rain does not cancel!

6:00AM Thursday, June 4th - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - Beat the heat!!! YES, an early morning version to get your workout in before the day begins!!! Registration will open at 5:45am, with the first rider going off at 6:01am. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. This classic Chico Time Trial course has been used for the last 29+ years. Come on out before work and give this one a shot! WORD OF WARNING - to quote Elmer Fudd, we will be vewy vewy quiet!!! An extremely rough draft of this course can be found here - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/River-Road-10-Mile-TT-Course (yes, the course is really 10 miles, not 9.9). And if you look at the Elevation Profile......it might tell you why coming back always seems a bit tougher than going out! (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series!)

6:00 PM Thursday, June 4th - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - Registration opens at 5:40pm, with the first rider going off at 6:01pm. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. This classic Chico Time Trial course has been used for the last 29+ years. Come on out after work and give this one a shot! An extremely rough draft of this course can be found here - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/River-Road-10-Mile-TT-Course (yes, the course is really 10 miles, not 9.9). And if you look at the Elevation Profile......it might tell you why coming back always seems a bit tougher than going out! (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series!)

Saturday, June 6th - Neal Road DOWNHILL Time Trial - 9:00AM - Registration will open at 8:30am at the top of Neal Road(near the intersection with the Skyway) for this Neal Road DOWNHILL Time Trial. The first rider will go off at 9:01AM and we will go in 1-minute intervals. The course is approximately 8.3 miles in length and drops approximately 1,400 feet. Finish is at the bottom, well before reaching Hwy. 99. One note - RAIN WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT! A map of this course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Neal-Road-Downhill-Time-Trial . (Race #1 in the Chico Downhill TT Series) (Race #1 in Rumpstomper Omnium)

Saturday, June 6th - Airport LONG-course Criterium(using the 1-Mile course for this afternoon Criterium) - 6:00PM - We'll be using the NEW Criterium Course for this event - the 1-Mile Chico Airport Long-Course. Registration will open at 5:45pm for this one, with the Start at 6:00pm. The course Starts & Finishes on Marauder Street.......over by the old Koret building on the north end of the Airport. A map of this course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Airport-Criterium-Long-Course . This event DOES count towards the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series. Expect lots of Point Primes AND Bear Bucks!!!! This new course has a little elevation gain to it as well - not much, but just enough to feel it. Category "A" will go for 45 Minutes PLUS 3 laps(remember - the course is 1-mile in length). Category "B" will go for 40 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT!! (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!) (Race #2 in Rumpstomper Omnium)

Sunday, June 7th - Jonesville Road Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event - Registration will open at 7:30am at the bottom of Humboldt Road here in Chico(right next to Stilson Canyon Road), with the Category "A" group starting promptly at 8:00AM - and the Category "B" group starting at 8:02AM. Women's, Juniors and Masters racers may start together, but will be scored separately. Trophies awarded to the 1st Place finishers in each category, assuming we have enough trophies available. This event is bound to be a classic - 35.5 miles and climbs almost 6,200 feet from Chico to the Parking Lot up in Jonesville, California(a few miles past Butte Meadows). Same distance as the Messilla Valley Circuit Race.......but with almost twice as much climbing. I will be in the SAG Vehicle for support, water, breakdowns, whatever might be needed - and will be going back and forth on the course if there is a problem. I will have water at the finish, but may not be able to give anyone a ride back to town.......so come prepared!! A map of this course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Jonesville-Road-Race-June-2009 (Race #2 in the Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series - and will be a Cat. 1 big-point event for the Series) (Final Race in Rumpstomper Omnium)

Rodney............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Saturday, May 30, 2009

This morning's Table Mountain Road Race Results.........


Hi Everyone!! Great weather today for this morning's Table Mountain Road Race - with 23 riders showing up to take part in this event! Thank you ALL for coming out for this one! This was a 25-mile event, with about 2,100 feet of climbing. We'll be back out to do the Table Mountain Road Race sometime in June or July(earlier start time though.......and the As will be doing 2 laps instead of 1......yes, I know, I'm the devil). This was also Race #1 in the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series. I will have the updated Overall Standings in the Series later this evening - but first, here are the results from today's events.......along with a few race videos from this morning's finishes:

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

Category "A" Results from May 30th Table Mountain Road Race:
1. Kevin Speacht 1:05:30
2. Brad Foster 1:05:31
3. Rich Thurman 1:05:31
4. Aren Timmel 1:06:05
5. Tyler Honeyman 1:06:05
6. Mike Castaldo 1:06:05
7. Sean Molina 1:06:05
8. Charlie Dawson 1:06:05
9. Rob Bishop 1:08:06
10. Mike Painter 1:11:58
11. Joe Shelburne 1:16:05
DNF: Sean Dugan

Men's Category "B" Results from May 30th Table Mountain Road Race:
1. Denny McKenney 1:14:15
2. Tom Embree 1:14:15
3. Charlie Pelton 1:14:15
4. Michael Crumm 1:14:35
5. Preben Nielsen 1:38:31
6. Dan Spencer 1:44:39

Women's Category Results from May 30th Table Mountain Road Race:
1. Kim Agur 1:18:36
2. Forough Molina 1:22:08
3. Grace Twedt 1:35:22
4. Darlene Henderson 1:44:39
5. Mary Reyes 1:56:13

Rodney............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Friday, May 29, 2009

The May 29th Cohasset Road Race Results...........

7 miles and 1,500 feet of climbing greeted the riders tonight for the Cohasset Road Race - and 8 riders took the challenge! Thank you ALL for coming out to this one! We'll definitely be doing this one again. And, although it looks like a Time Trial below, it's actually a mass-start event.....I just keep the clock running to get everyone's times.

For some video of tonight's event, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo/

Category "A" Results from the May 29th Cohasset Road Race:
1. Kyle Hughes 25:56 (New Course Record!!)
2. Steven Clipperton 26:21
3. Tyler Honeyman 27:06
4. Janeen Thorpe 29:54

Category "B" Results from the May 29th Cohasset Road Race:
1. Joaquin Garcia 30:32
2. Tom Murphy 34:26
3. Paul Stephens 36:45
4. Skip Lees 37:47

Rodney..............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Last Night's Aguas Frias 25-Mile Time Trial Results..................

Combined Results from the May 28th Aguas Frias 25-Mile Time Trial:
1. Jim Greenlee 1:05:52 (Split at 12.5 Mile Turn-around Marker = 35:58)
2. Jeff Ochs 1:06:50 (Split = 36:22) - New PR!
3. Ken Petruzzelli 1:07:14 (Split = 37:41)
4. Greg Watkins 1:08:37 (Split = 38:02)
5. Tom Murphy 1:14:47 (Split = 42:12) - New PR!
6. Joanne Gilchrist 1:15:28 (Split = 41:41)
7. Jim Mensching 1:15:35 (Split = 40:53)
8. Hal Tacker 1:15:58 (Split = 1:15:58)
9. Skip Lees 1:19:35 (Split = 43:32)
10. Margaret Bomberg 1:59:40

CATEGORY RESULTS FROM THE MAY 28TH AGUAS FRIAS 25-MILE TIME TRIAL:

Category "A" Men:
1. Jeff Ochs 1:06:50 (10 points + 4 = 14 points)
2. Ken Petruzzelli 1:07:14 (8 points + 4 = 12 points)
3. Greg Watkins 1:08:37 (6 points + 4 = 10 points)

Women's Category:
1. Joanne Gilchrist 1:15:28 (10 points + 4 = 14 points)

Women's Masters 45+ Category:
1. Margaret Bomberg 1:59:40 (10 points + 4 = 14 points)

Category "B" Men:
No Competitors. :(

Men's Masters 45+ Category:
1. Jim Greenlee 1:05:52 (10 points + 4 = 14 points)
2. Tom Murphy 1:14:47 (8 points + 4 = 12 points)
3. Hal Tacker 1:15:58 (6 points + 4 = 10 points)

Men's Masters 55+ Category
1. Jim Mensching 1:15:35 (10 points + 4 = 14 points)
2. Skip Lees 1:19:35 (8 points + 4 = 12 points)

MERCKX CATEGORY:
1. Tom Murphy 1:14:47 (10 points + 4 = 14 points)
2. Skip Lees 1:19:35 (8 points + 4 = 12 points)

CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE 2009 CHICO 25-MILE TIME TRIAL SERIES:

Category "A" Men:
1. Jeff Ochs 28 points
2. Ken Petruzzelli 24 points
3. Greg Watkins 16 points
4. Mike Smith 14 points
5. Eric Ayars 10 points
6. Jim Clark 8 points

Women's Category:
1. Joanne Gilchrist 42 points

Women's Masters 45+ Category:
1. Kim Agur 28 points
2. Margaret Bomberg 26 points
3. Grace Twedt 12 points
4. Sue Kamrar 10 points

Category "B" Men:
1. David Dura 28 points
2. Brian Ray 12 points

Men's Masters 45+ Category:
1. Kenny Price 28 points
2. Tom Murphy 24 ponits
3. Jim Greenlee 14 points
4. Hal Tacker 10 points

Men's Masters 55+ Category
1. Jim Mensching 42 points
2. Skip Lees 34 points
3. James Gilchrist 12 points

MERCKX CATEGORY:
1. Skip Lees 30 points
2. Tom Murphy 26 points
2. Kenny Price 26 points
4. Mike Smith 14 points
5. Brian Ray 10 points

INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2009 CHICO 25-MILE TIME TRIAL SERIES:

1. There will be more than 1 course used for this year's 25-Mile Time Trial Series. The courses will be around the Chico area - Aguas Frias Road, 7-Mile Lane and possibly others. The idea is to get a feel for the various 25-Mile TT routes around the area.....and just to challenge yourself a bit! Many of these Time Trials will be on Thursday evenings at 6:00PM - however, there may be one that is thrown in on a different weeknight - or on the weekend. ALL of these Time Trials will be flat to fairly flat. There will be 6 Time Trials that count towards this Series - 1 per month from April through September 2009.

2. ALL riders must sign in this year - Like all the events so far this year, you just need to sign in at the start in order to enter the event. And, as usual in these Time Trials, we will be going in 1-minute Intervals. Again, donations are always accepted and appreciated - but all of the events are FREE!

3. Rain and Wind will not cancel the Time Trials, unless specified by the Race Director. However, crudy air conditions(ex. - last year's Humboldt Fire) will cancel them.

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!! AND - Yes, Aero Equipment is allowed!! So.....wear an aero helmet!! Or just a regular one!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give one or two of these events a shot! It's amazing what kind of workout you can get in during a 25-Mile Time Trial! And it's just you against the clock!!

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in this particular Series(makes it easier for the promoter - sorry!). The point breakdown is as follows: 10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1-1, with an additional 4 points being given to each participant who completes each event. So, 10 points goes to the winner, 8 points goes to 2nd place, 6 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........everyone who finishes 6th or beyond gets 1-point for completing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the Chico 25-MIle Time Trial Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. Points will be broken down by Category. Once you enter and finish an event, you are entered in the Series. However, the Race Director reserves the right to DQ anyone at any time - usually for flagrant violations of common sense. ;)

7. The following Categories are eligible for a Series Championship Trophy:

Merckxian Category - NO aero equipment!
Category "A" Men
Women's Category
Women's Masters 45+ Category
Category "B" Men
Men's Masters 45+ Category
Men's Masters 55+ Category
Junior Men
Junior Women
(If the numbers allow it, more Categories will be added!) (Can not enter more than 2 Categories per event).

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy. If nobody - or very few folks are in one category - we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event). And, as usual, the Series Organizer reserves the right to re-classify you at any time(within reason and with plenty of notice though.....this isn't the UCI!!!)

8. Finally, remember - these Time Trial events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling. But, overall, they're no big whoop....no World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned race at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

9. Some articles on Time Trial Training & History:

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

http://cyclinginfo.co.uk/blog/timetrials/training-for-a-10-mile-time-trial/

http://www.addiscombe.org/time_trial/time_trial.htm

http://www.bike-tt.clanwest.com/history.htm

http://www.flammerouge.je/content/3_factsheets/constant/ttstrat.htm

Hope to see you out there!!

Rodney............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Thursday, May 28, 2009

4 More R.A.C.E. Events this week..............


Thursday, May 28th - Aguas Frias 25-MILE Time Trial - Race # 3 in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series! The Aguas Frias 25-Mile Time Trial will take place on Thursday, May 28th. Registration will open at 5:40pm just south of Dayton 4-Corners on Aguas Frias Road - looks for me at the Start with the clipboard. First riders will take off at 6:01pm, and we will go in 1-minute intervals for this 12.5 mile out, 12.5 mile back in, all-flat Time Trial. I will most likely be at the turn-around too, but it will be marked. A map of the course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Aguas-Frias-25-Mile-TT (RACE #3 in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series)

Friday, May 29th - Cohasset Narrows Mini-Road Race Registration will open at 5:45pm on Ryan Avenue on the north end of the airport - just to the west of the Fifth Sun parking lot(look for me on Ryan Avenue with the clipboard). Ride leaves at 6:00pm and will climb to just past the "Road Narrows" & "Share The Road" sign at the top of the "good" road - just go your own pace. The ride itself is only about 7 miles in length, but includes about 1,500 feet of climbing. I will be there with the sag vehicle if you run into a problem - and will be at the finish line to score you - I will have water too. This is a great little after-work ride to stretch the legs a bit for the weekend! An approximate map of the course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Friday-Night-Cohasset-Uphill-Race

Saturday, May 30th - Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00AM - This particular course was first used by the Chico Velo Cycling Club as a USCF RR course in 1984 during the Chico Omnium(which also included the 7-Mile Lane Time Trial and the Chico Downtown Criterium that year). Most groups did 2 laps of this course, but the Cat.1/2 guys did 3 or 4. However, I wouldn't do that to ya - we're only going to do 1 lap in this race - for a total of approximately 25 miles and approximately 2,100 feet of total climbing. (I wanted to make it just 1 lap too for those who ride out to the course and back to Chico - wouldn't wanna kill ya or anything!!) The course preview is located on Bikely.com here - and you can see the Course Profile by clicking on "Show" in the top left-hand corner........then clicking on "Elevation Profile":

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Old-Table-Mountain-Road-Race-Course

Like the Messilla Valley Circuit Race, this will have a Category "A" and a Category "B". The Start/Finish Line is located on Table Mountain Boulevard right by Table Mountain Ranch Road(see Bikely Map - this was the Start/Finish Line for the 1984 race as well - I'll be out there early, so look for the registration table). Each Category will do just 1 lap = 25 miles. Registration will open at 8:30AM with Category A going off at 9:00AM........and Category B going at 9:02AM. Women's Category will be scored separately. Parking is available on the unfinished freeway overpass at the Start/Finish Line.

Now, a word of warning - This course goes in a clockwise direction - meaning that you will be climbing up to Cherokee from Hwy. 70. Although the hill does not seem quite as difficult as from the other side(the Wildflower Century side), the descent off Table Mountain will be quite tricky. Make certain that your bicycle is in good working order and that you are comfortable on technical descents. The Road Race course goes through amazingly diverse sections and is quite scenic - but please look out for one another and for yourselves, especially on the descent and on the Highway. All USCF rules apply, as usual - you know, don't do stupid stuff, wear a helmet, obey the centerline, etc. Route Arrows will mark the course as well. Bottle hand ups and Feed Zones will be solely dependent upon volunteers - Feed Zone is pretty much anywhere on the course. Sag vehicles will be solely dependent upon volunteers as well. I will be sweeping the course at the end as well - so if I don't see you back at the Finish, I'm coming to get you! (Event #1 in the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series!)

Sunday, May 31st - Chico Airport Short-course Criterium - We'll be using our standard Tuesday Night Airport Criterium Course for this event. Registration will open at 4:45pm for this one, with the Start at 5:00pm. A map of this course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course . This event DOES count towards the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series. ****One note about Primes in this particular event - there will be much fewer Primes in this one compared to the normal Chico Airport Criterium events................however, the Primes that are called in this particular event will be worth BIG points(think 7 to 10 points PER Prime) This is a slightly shorter length Criterium than the Tuesday Night event too - Category "A" will go for 50 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. Category "B" will go for 45 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT!! (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

Rodney...............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Tuesday's Chico Airport Criterium Results...........

Below are the Category Results from Tuesday night's event, followed by the Current Overall Standings in the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series. REMEMBER also - the standings are always Preliminary for the first 24 hours after "posting" - so if you see an addition, subtraction, correction, deletion or any other "tions", please let me know! AND - sorry for the awful delay in getting these out!

CATEGORY "A" RESULTS FROM THE MAY 26th CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM:
1. Paul Sajben (7 points + 5 Prime Points + 1 = 13 points)
2. Greg Golet (5 points + 14 Prime Points + 1 = 20 points)
3. Steve Vickery (4 points + 3 Prime Points + 1 = 8 points)
4. Roy Steves (3 points + 1 = 4 points)
5. Tyler Honeyman (2 points + 8 Prime Points + 1 = 11 points)
DNP:
Mike Painter (8 Prime Points + 1 = 9 points)
David Kyle 1 point
Ben Bryant 1 point
Charlie Dawson 1 point

CATEGORY "B" RESULTS FROM THE MAY 26th CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM:
1. Matt Itamura (7 points + 4 Prime Points + 1 = 12 points)
2. Shawn Hughes (5 points + 4 Prime Points + 1 = 10 points)
3. Tom Embree (4 points + 15 Prime Points + 1 = 20 points)
4. Tom Murphy (3 points + 1 = 4 points)
5. Derek Moffitt (2 points + 1 = 3 points
6. Gary Fowler (1 points + 1 = 2 points)
DNP:
Scott Heather (4 Prime Points + 1 = 5 points)
Charlie Pelton (3 Prime Points + 1 = 4 points)
Joe Schlesinger (5 Prime Points + 1 = 6 points)
BJ LaRossa 1 point
David Klein 1 point
Mike Crumm 1 point
Margaret Jones (7 points + 1 = 8 points)
Clay Johnson 1 point
Jon Kayzer 1 point
John Wiesinger 1 point
James Hefner 1 point

2009 CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM SERIES CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS:

CATEGORY "A" OVERALL:
1. Jeff Galland 178 points
2. David Albrecht 120 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 99 points
4. Roy Steves 75 points
5. Mike Smith 73 points
6. Alex Blease 68 points
7. Greg Golet 50 points
8. Mike Cordova 48 points
9. Paul Sajben 39 points
10. Michael Jasinski 33 points
11. James Plummer 29 points
12. Kevin Speacht 28 points
12. Tim Creswell 28 points
14. Steve Vickery 24 points
15. Anthony Ferretti 23 points
16. Jeff Ochs 22 points
17. Pedro Brown 19 points
18. Mike Painter 17 points
18. Margaret Jones 17 points (1st Place Woman in Category "A")
20. Brad Foster 15 points
21. Tyler Honeyman 11 points
21. Michael Dufresne 11 points
23. Ryan Olson 10 points
23. Aren Timmel 10 points
23. Rob Bishop 10 points
26. Charlie Dawson 9 points
26. Kyle Hartelt 9 points
28. Ethan Black 8 points
28. Paul McIntyre 8 points
30. Ben Bryant 7 points
30. Geno Gruber 7 points
30. Josh Bullock 7 points
30. Dave Berman 7 points
34. Evan Carroll 6 points
35. Weston Crumm 5 points
35. Greg Melton 5 points
37. Jason Ziegenhirt 4 points
37. Jesse Rushing 4 points
39. CJ Humphries 3 points
39. Randy Moon 3 points
39. Mike Castaldo 3 points
39. Kenny Price 3 points
43. Janeen Thorpe 2 points
44. David Kyle 1 point
45. Scott Heather 1 point
46. Jim Clark 1 point
47. Morgan Bonar 1 point
48. Dain Melton 1 point
49. Dan Reymann 1 point
50. Kurt Haskins 1 point
51. Tom Embree 1 point

CATEGORY "B" OVERALL:
1. Shawn Hughes 187 points
2. Tom Embree 120 points
3. Matt Itamura 118 points
4. Charlie Pelton 111 points
5. Michael Dufresne 60 points
6. Mike Crumm 46 points
6. Frank Marinello 46 points
8. David Klein 31 points
9. Scott Heather 27 points
10. Joe Schlesinger 23 points
11. Mike Rodriguez 16 points
11. Jim Clark 16 points
11. Denny McKenney 16 points
11. David Weathers 16 points
15. Colin Moakley 15 points
16. Dain Melton 14 points
17. Tom Murphy 9 points
17. Rob Glatthaar 9 points
19. Ray Bransky 8 points
20. BJ LaRossa 7 points
20. Matt Carlson 7 points
22. Jim Mensching 6 points
22. Kareem Speake 6 points
24. Sandy Speake 5 points
24. Adam Tischler 5 points
24. Samuel Bransky 5 points
24. Jeff Ochs 5 points
28. John Wiesinger 4 points
28. David Dura 4 points
28. Clay Johnson 4 points
28. Brian Strukan 4 points
32. Derek Moffitt 3 points
32. Gary Fowler 3 points
32. Darrin Reichel 3 points
32. James Gilchrist 3 points
32. Jeff Davis 3 points
37. Jon Kayzer 2 points
37. Steve Kodad 2 points
37. Christopher Cook 2 points
37. Mark Hendry 2 points
41. James Hefner 1 point
42. Clay Johnson 1 point
43. Skip Lees 1 point
44. Ken Petruzzelli 1 point
45. Shawn Fisher 1 point
46. John D'Ewart 1 point
47. Johnny Jones 1 point
48. Walt Schafer 1 point
49. Greg Melton 1 point
50. Paul Begbie 1 point

WOMEN'S CATEGORY OVERALL:
1. Lisa Martens 42 points
2. Margaret Jones 41 points
3. Tracy Berman 27 points
4. Jenn Gruber 22 points
5. Janine Rood 20 points
6. Morgan Bonar 12 points
7. Christa Ritchey 7 points
8. Caryn Jones 10 points
9. Amy Dawson 1 point
10. Teresa Kludt 1 point
11. Kristen Schonauer 1 point
12. Shirley Huffman 1 point

AIRPORT CRITERIUM SERIES INFORMATION:

After the great turn-out at last year's Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium Series, we're going to be doing them again for 2009......but starting up a bit earlier this year. For those curious, the definition of "Criterium" is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criterium

This Series starts up next Tuesday, March 10th and will go through September 15th, 2009......just before our Chico Downtown Criterium on September 20th! Registration normally starts at 5:40pm - with the event starting at 6:00pm.

How does it work???

Okay, here are a few notes for this year's Airport "Crit" Series:

1. We will be using more than 1 course for the Crits this year......including throwing in some lefty-turn Crits to get a feel for those - and some Weekend Criteriums as well. For the time being, we'll be using our standard Tuesday Night righty-turn course starting/finishing at Convair Avenue - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course

2. ALL riders must sign in this year - There will be a small table on the sidewalk at the Start/Finish location on Convair Avenue - just sign in at the table and you are good to go! Sign-ins start at 5:40pm - the racing action starts at 6:00pm. We usually end the event by 7pm, at the latest - many times earlier than that - to get home before it gets too dark outside. RAIN AND WET PAVEMENT WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THE CRITERIUMS! In addition, last year we had some tremendous smoke from the Humboldt Fire in this area......which, in turn, would also cancel the Criteriums due to hazardous air quality.

3. The Category "B" races normally go for 45-50 minutes PLUS 3 laps.........while the Category "A" races go for 50-60 minutes PLUS 3 laps. There can be anywhere from 1 to 15+ Primes in the Airport Criteriums......just depends on the mood of the Dictator.....er......I mean, Director. ;)

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give this Criterium training/riding a shot! It's amazing what kind of workout you can get in during a 45 to 60 minute practice event.

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in the Series. The point breakdown is as follows: 7-5-4-3-2-1, with an additional 1 point being given to each participant at each event. So, 7 points goes to the winner, 5 points goes to 2nd place, 4 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........in addition to 1 more point just for doing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the Chico Airport Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. Also, Prime points will be given out during each of the Crits - these are just lap prizes......but in this case, the prizes are points. We will also be having some product Primes out there this year!

7. Last year, we had just two categories during the races - Category A and Category B. However, the Series itself has even more Trophy Categories, including:

Category "A" Men
Women's Category
Women's Masters 40+ Category
Category "B" Men
Men's Masters 40+ Category
Men's Masters 50+ Category

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy. If nobody - or very few folks are in one category - we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event).

8. Although donations to put on these events are always very appreciated and accepted, this Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Criteriums in 2009!

9. The Race Director reserves the right to DQ any rider for unsafe riding or unsportsmanlike conduct at ANY time. Also, PLEASE - NO colorful language will be used out there - especially with the little kids around watching the race(we have kids out there from ages 2 to 12 watching the racing action)!! ANY rider breaking these rules can be subject to Disqualification from - not only the race - but from the entire Series. So, please - just do what ya always do and just be cool!!!!

10. Finally, remember - these Criterium events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling skills. But, overall, they're no big whoop....no World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned Criterium at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

Hope to see you out there!!

Rodney............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series Announcement................

Hi Everyone!! With June almost here, there are a ton of upcoming Road Race events in and around Chico........which means, the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series is also about to begin! This Series will go on from May 30th to about mid-September 2009. In the next month, there are a total of 6 races slated to be on the Road R.A.C.E. schedule, with more to follow in July, August and early September. In all, there will be upwards of 20 events in this Series.:

Saturday, May 30th - The Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00AM - Trophy Event
Sunday, June 7th - Jonesville Road Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event - (Final Race in Rumpstomper Omnium)
Saturday, June 13th - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event -
Sunday, June 14th - Wheelock Circuit Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event -
Saturday, June 27th - LEESVILLE GAP "PRACTICE" ROAD RACE - 9:00AM - Trophy Event -
Sunday, June 28th - Butte City Road Race - 8:00AM - Trophy Event -

July, August & September events to be posted soon...................

2009 CHICO ROAD R.A.C.E. SERIES INFORMATION:

After the great turn-out at last year's various Chico Road Races, we're going to be doing them again for 2009......but this time, they will ALSO be in a "Series" format. For those curious, the approximate definition of "Bicycle Road Races" can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_bicycle_racing

This Series will go from Saturday, May 30th through mid-September 2009......just before the Henleyville Road Race on September 19th, 2009! Most of these races will be starting at either 8:00AM or 9:00AM on the weekends - but some could be as early as 7:00AM.......and others starting as late as 10:00AM(highly unlikely).

Why have this event???

Looking at cycle racing from an international view, "road racing" is one of the most prestigious aspects of bicycle racing. The greatest racing champions in the hisotry of our great sport - Eddy Merckx, Lance Armstrong, Bernard Hinault, Fausto Coppi, Greg LeMond, Miguel Indurain, Gino Bartali - the list goes on and on and on. These riders were great "road racing" champions. The road race itself requires great stamina, strength, speed, skill and sense to win - or to place. To win a road race - or place highly in a road race consistently - is the epitome of a great cycle racing champion. This contest will track the most consistent riders in the area for road racing. The winner of this event will have a great opportunity for bragging rights - plus, they'll win the Series Championship Trophy!!

How does it work???

Okay, here are a few notes for 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series:

1. We will be using a variety of courses for this Series - including some flat courses, very hilly courses, somewhat hilly courses, circuit race courses(no Crits) and so forth. The idea is to get a variety of course profiles going for the Series to test the riders a bit. Next year - 2010 - this Series will also be starting much earlier in the year in order to get a feel for different weather conditions as well.

2. ALL riders must sign in this year at the start of EACH event - There will be a small table at the Start/Finish location - just sign in at the table and you are good to go! Sign-ins normally start 30 minutes before the event takes place and closes about 1-2 minutes before the event starts. Rain or wet weather will normally not cancel the events. However, last year we had some tremendous smoke from the Humboldt Fire in this area......which, in turn, may cancel some of the Road Races due to hazardous air quality.

3. There will normally be 2 Categories racing at the Road Races - the Category "A" Event and the Category "B" Event. However, EACH Series Category will be picked separately(Women's, Women's Masters, Men's Masters, Juniors, etc.). Category "A" races will normally start first, with the Category "B" races starting a couple of minutes later. If there are enough racers to have a separate category start after the "B" event, we will make that happen as well.

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give this Road Race training/riding a shot! They're a GREAT workout!!!

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in the Series. The point breakdown is as follows: 25-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1, with an additional 4 points being given to each participant at each event. So, 25 points goes to the winner, 20 points goes to 2nd place, 18 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........in addition to 4 more points just for doing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. If one race proves particularly harsh.........ex. - the Jonesville Road Race on June 7th..............the point breakdown MAY be increased(35 to the winner, 30 to 2nd and so forth).

7. Although the races are advertised as having 2 Categories out on the course - Category A and Category B - the Series itself has even more Trophy Categories, including:

Category "A" Men
Women's Category
Women's Masters 40+ Category
Category "B" Men
Men's Masters 45+ Category
Men's Masters 55+ Category

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy. We will ADD Categories if enough riders show up out there - so tell your friends!! If nobody - or very few folks are in one category - we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event - this would have to be completely obvious to the Race Director).

In addition, trophies will normally be given out at EACH event for the winners in various categories............depending upon the budget of the Race Director.

8. Although donations to put on these events are always very appreciated and accepted, this Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Road R.A.C.E.s in 2009!

9. The Race Director reserves the right to DQ any rider for unsafe riding or unsportsmanlike conduct at ANY time. Also, PLEASE - try not to use colorful language out there - especially with the little kids around watching the race at the finish line and so forth. ANY rider breaking these rules can be subject to Disqualification from - not only the race - but from the entire Series. So, please - just do what ya always do and just be cool!!!!

10. Finally, remember - these Road Race events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling skills. But, overall, they're no big whoop....no World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned Road Race at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

Hope to see you out there!!

Rodney............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Monday, May 25, 2009

R.A.C.E. Events for this week...................


Tuesday, May 26th - Tuesday Night Airport Criterium - 6:00PM (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)
Wednesday, May 27th - Fast 50 - 6:00PM
Thursday, May 28th - Aguas Frias 25-MILE Time Trial - 6:00PM (RACE #3 in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series)
Friday, May 29th - Cohasset Narrows Road Race - 6:00PM

Saturday, May 30th - The Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00AM - Trophy Event (Race #1 in the Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series!)
Sunday, May 31st - Chico Airport Short-Course Criterium - 5:00PM (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

Tuesday, May 26th - Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium Series - Registration normally opens at 5:40pm on Convair avenue at the Airport - with the event starting promptly at 6:00pm. For the time being, we'll be using our standard Tuesday Night course starting/finishing at Convair Avenue - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course . Category "A" riders will go for 55 Minutes PLUS 3 laps, while Category "B" riders will go for 50 Minutes PLUS 3 laps - Women's Category picked separately. Lots of Point Primes offered in this one!! Must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT. (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

Wednesday, May 27th - FAST 50 - The long-running independent "Fast 50" Wednesday night rides! The starting spot for this ride is in the parking lot of Rosedale Elementary School located at 100 Oak Street here in Chico. The ride leaves promptly at 6:00pm from the parking lot area. Many different levels of cyclists out there, so hook up with someone and enjoy the ride! A map of the course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Fast-50255824 Rain does not cancel!

Thursday, May 28th - Aguas Frias 25-MILE Time Trial - Race # 3 in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series! The Aguas Frias 25-Mile Time Trial will take place on Thursday, May 28th. Registration will open at 5:40pm just south of Dayton 4-Corners on Aguas Frias Road - looks for me at the Start with the clipboard. First riders will take off at 6:01pm, and we will go in 1-minute intervals for this 12.5 mile out, 12.5 mile back in, all-flat Time Trial. I will most likely be at the turn-around too, but it will be marked. A map of the course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Aguas-Frias-25-Mile-TT (RACE #3 in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series)

Friday, May 29th - Cohasset Narrows Mini-Road Race Registration will open at 5:45pm on Ryan Avenue on the north end of the airport - just to the west of the Fifth Sun parking lot(look for me on Ryan Avenue with the clipboard). Ride leaves at 6:00pm and will climb to just past the "Road Narrows" & "Share The Road" sign at the top of the "good" road - just go your own pace. The ride itself is only about 7 miles in length, but includes about 1,500 feet of climbing. I will be there with the sag vehicle if you run into a problem - and will be at the finish line to score you - I will have water too. This is a great little after-work ride to stretch the legs a bit for the weekend! An approximate map of the course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Friday-Night-Cohasset-Uphill-Race

Saturday, May 30th - Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00AM - This particular course was first used by the Chico Velo Cycling Club as a USCF RR course in 1984 during the Chico Omnium(which also included the 7-Mile Lane Time Trial and the Chico Downtown Criterium that year). Most groups did 2 laps of this course, but the Cat.1/2 guys did 3 or 4. However, I wouldn't do that to ya - we're only going to do 1 lap in this race - for a total of approximately 25 miles and approximately 2,100 feet of total climbing. (I wanted to make it just 1 lap too for those who ride out to the course and back to Chico - wouldn't wanna kill ya or anything!!) The course preview is located on Bikely.com here - and you can see the Course Profile by clicking on "Show" in the top left-hand corner........then clicking on "Elevation Profile":

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Old-Table-Mountain-Road-Race-Course

Like the Messilla Valley Circuit Race, this will have a Category "A" and a Category "B". The Start/Finish Line is located on Table Mountain Boulevard right by Table Mountain Ranch Road(see Bikely Map - this was the Start/Finish Line for the 1984 race as well - I'll be out there early, so look for the registration table). Each Category will do just 1 lap = 25 miles. Registration will open at 8:30AM with Category A going off at 9:00AM........and Category B going at 9:02AM. Women's Category will be scored separately. Parking is available on the unfinished freeway overpass at the Start/Finish Line.

Now, a word of warning - This course goes in a clockwise direction - meaning that you will be climbing up to Cherokee from Hwy. 70. Although the hill does not seem quite as difficult as from the other side(the Wildflower Century side), the descent off Table Mountain will be quite tricky. Make certain that your bicycle is in good working order and that you are comfortable on technical descents. The Road Race course goes through amazingly diverse sections and is quite scenic - but please look out for one another and for yourselves, especially on the descent and on the Highway. All USCF rules apply, as usual - you know, don't do stupid stuff, wear a helmet, obey the centerline, etc. Route Arrows will mark the course as well. Bottle hand ups and Feed Zones will be solely dependent upon volunteers - Feed Zone is pretty much anywhere on the course. Sag vehicles will be solely dependent upon volunteers as well. I will be sweeping the course at the end as well - so if I don't see you back at the Finish, I'm coming to get you! (Part of the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series!)

Sunday, May 31st - Chico Airport Short-course Criterium - We'll be using our standard Tuesday Night Airport Criterium Course for this event. Registration will open at 4:45pm for this one, with the Start at 5:00pm. A map of this course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course . This event DOES count towards the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series. ****One note about Primes in this particular event - there will be much fewer Primes in this one compared to the normal Chico Airport Criterium events................however, the Primes that are called in this particular event will be worth BIG points(think 7 to 10 points PER Prime) This is a slightly shorter length Criterium than the Tuesday Night event too - Category "A" will go for 50 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. Category "B" will go for 45 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT!! (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

Rodney...............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Alluring Cycling Events! lol
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Friday Night's Cohasset Road Race Results...........

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We had a short Road Race here on Friday night - the Cohasset Road Race - consisting of a 7-mile course with 1,500 feet of climbing. 4 riders came out for this after-work-pre-weekend leg burst!! Below are the results of Friday night's event:

1. Brad Foster 26:01

2. Roy Steves 26:22

3. Michael Crumm 31:08

4. Joshua Pasos 35:26

Rodney.............

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

Thank you ALL for coming out to race and to watch tonight's Chico Airport Criterium!! We had some great racing action out there tonight - including a rare solo breakaway for a win by Shawn Hughes!! Shawn took off in the middle of the race and lapped the field solo to take victory in the Category "B" race.........while Mike Smith just outsprinted Santa Rosa's Pedro Brown to take victory in the Category "A" race!!

I would also like to thank Steve Vickery at the Madison Bear Garden for donating BEAR BUCKS for Prime Prizes for tonight's Criterium - for every 1 Prime Point that was won, 1 Bear Buck was also given away! And, as you can see from the results below, we gave away quite a few Primes tonight! Thank you Steve and Madison Bear Garden for donating to the event!!

Below are the Category Results from tonight's event, followed by the Current Overall Standings in the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series. REMEMBER also - the standings are always Preliminary for the first 24 hours after "posting" - so if you see an addition, subtraction, correction, deletion or any other "tions", please let me know!:

CATEGORY "A" RESULTS FROM THE MAY 24th CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM:
1. Mike Smith (7 points + 6 Prime Points + 1 = 14 points)
2. Pedro Brown (5 points + 13 Prime Points + 1 = 19 points)
3. Steve Vickery (4 points + 4 Prime Points + 1 = 9 points)
4. Roy Steves (3 points + 9 Prime Points + 1 = 13 points)
5. Jeff Ochs (2 points + 6 Prime Points + 1 = 9 points)
6. Mike Painter (1 point + 1 = 2 points)
FREE JERSEY WINNER = Mike Smith

CATEGORY "B" RESULTS FROM THE MAY 24th CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM:
1. Shawn Hughes (7 points + 13 Prime Points + 1 = 21 points)
2. Charlie Pelton (5 points + 2 Prime Points + 1 = 8 points)
3. Matt Carlson (4 points + 2 Prime Points + 1 = 7 points)
4. Mike Rodriguez (3 points + 12 Prime Points + 1 = 16 points)
5. David Klein (2 points + 1 = 3 points)
FREE JERSEY WINNER = Shawn Hughes

2009 CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM SERIES CURRENT OVERALL STANDINGS:

CATEGORY "A" OVERALL:
1. Jeff Galland 178 points
2. David Albrecht 120 points
3. Mike Trowbridge 99 points
4. Mike Smith 73 points
5. Roy Steves 71 points
6. Alex Blease 68 points
7. Mike Cordova 48 points
8. Michael Jasinski 33 points
9. Greg Golet 30 points
10. James Plummer 29 points
11. Kevin Speacht 28 points
11. Tim Creswell 28 points
13. Paul Sajben 26 points
14. Anthony Ferretti 23 points
15. Jeff Ochs 22 points
16. Pedro Brown 19 points
17. Margaret Jones 17 points (1st Place Woman in Category "A")
18. Steve Vickery 16 points
19. Brad Foster 15 points
20. Michael Dufresne 11 points
21. Ryan Olson 10 points
21. Aren Timmel 10 points
21. Rob Bishop 10 points
24. Kyle Hartelt 9 points
25. Mike Painter 8 points
25. Charlie Dawson 8 points
25. Ethan Black 8 points
25. Paul McIntyre 8 points
29. Geno Gruber 7 points
29. Josh Bullock 7 points
29. Dave Berman 7 points
32. Ben Bryant 6 points
32. Evan Carroll 6 points
34. Weston Crumm 5 points
34. Greg Melton 5 points
36. Jason Ziegenhirt 4 points
36. Jesse Rushing 4 points
38. CJ Humphries 3 points
38. Randy Moon 3 points
38. Mike Castaldo 3 points
38. Kenny Price 3 points
42. Janeen Thorpe 2 points
43. Scott Heather 1 point
44. Jim Clark 1 point
45. Morgan Bonar 1 point
46. Dain Melton 1 point
47. Dan Reymann 1 point
48. Kurt Haskins 1 point
49. Tom Embree 1 point

CATEGORY "B" OVERALL:
1. Shawn Hughes 177 points
2. Charlie Pelton 107 points
3. Matt Itamura 106 points
4. Tom Embree 100 points
5. Michael Dufresne 60 points
6. Frank Marinello 46 points
7. Mike Crumm 45 points
8. David Klein 30 points
9. Scott Heather 22 points
10. Joe Schlesinger 17 points
11. Mike Rodriguez 16 points
11. Jim Clark 16 points
11. Denny McKenney 16 points
11. David Weathers 16 points
15. Colin Moakley 15 points
16. Dain Melton 14 points
17. Rob Glatthaar 9 points
18. Ray Bransky 8 points
19. Matt Carlson 7 points
20. Jim Mensching 6 points
20. BJ LaRossa 6 points
20. Kareem Speake 6 points
23. Tom Murphy 5 points
23. Sandy Speake 5 points
23. Adam Tischler 5 points
23. Samuel Bransky 5 points
23. Jeff Ochs 5 points
28. David Dura 4 points
28. Clay Johnson 4 points
28. Brian Strukan 4 points
31. Darrin Reichel 3 points
31. James Gilchrist 3 points
31. Jeff Davis 3 points
31. John Wiesinger 3 points
35. Steve Kodad 2 points
35. Christopher Cook 2 points
35. Mark Hendry 2 points
38. Skip Lees 1 point
39. Ken Petruzzelli 1 point
40. Jon Keyzer 1 point
41. Shawn Fisher 1 point
42. John D'Ewart 1 point
43. Johnny Jones 1 point
44. Walt Schafer 1 point
45. Gary Fowler 1 point
46. Greg Melton 1 point
47. Paul Begbie 1 point

WOMEN'S CATEGORY OVERALL:
1. Lisa Martens 42 points
2. Margaret Jones 33 points
3. Tracy Berman 27 points
4. Jenn Gruber 22 points
5. Janine Rood 20 points
6. Morgan Bonar 12 points
7. Christa Ritchey 7 points
8. Caryn Jones 10 points
9. Amy Dawson 1 point
10. Teresa Kludt 1 point
11. Kristen Schonauer 1 point
12. Shirley Huffman 1 point

AIRPORT CRITERIUM SERIES INFORMATION:

After the great turn-out at last year's Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium Series, we're going to be doing them again for 2009......but starting up a bit earlier this year. For those curious, the definition of "Criterium" is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criterium

This Series starts up next Tuesday, March 10th and will go through September 15th, 2009......just before our Chico Downtown Criterium on September 20th! Registration normally starts at 5:40pm - with the event starting at 6:00pm.

How does it work???

Okay, here are a few notes for this year's Airport "Crit" Series:

1. We will be using more than 1 course for the Crits this year......including throwing in some lefty-turn Crits to get a feel for those - and some Weekend Criteriums as well. For the time being, we'll be using our standard Tuesday Night righty-turn course starting/finishing at Convair Avenue - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course

2. ALL riders must sign in this year - There will be a small table on the sidewalk at the Start/Finish location on Convair Avenue - just sign in at the table and you are good to go! Sign-ins start at 5:40pm - the racing action starts at 6:00pm. We usually end the event by 7pm, at the latest - many times earlier than that - to get home before it gets too dark outside. RAIN AND WET PAVEMENT WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THE CRITERIUMS! In addition, last year we had some tremendous smoke from the Humboldt Fire in this area......which, in turn, would also cancel the Criteriums due to hazardous air quality.

3. The Category "B" races normally go for 45-50 minutes PLUS 3 laps.........while the Category "A" races go for 50-60 minutes PLUS 3 laps. There can be anywhere from 1 to 15+ Primes in the Airport Criteriums......just depends on the mood of the Dictator.....er......I mean, Director. ;)

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give this Criterium training/riding a shot! It's amazing what kind of workout you can get in during a 45 to 60 minute practice event.

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in the Series. The point breakdown is as follows: 7-5-4-3-2-1, with an additional 1 point being given to each participant at each event. So, 7 points goes to the winner, 5 points goes to 2nd place, 4 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........in addition to 1 more point just for doing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the Chico Airport Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. Also, Prime points will be given out during each of the Crits - these are just lap prizes......but in this case, the prizes are points. We will also be having some product Primes out there this year!

7. Last year, we had just two categories during the races - Category A and Category B. However, the Series itself has even more Trophy Categories, including:

Category "A" Men
Women's Category
Women's Masters 40+ Category
Category "B" Men
Men's Masters 40+ Category
Men's Masters 50+ Category

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy. If nobody - or very few folks are in one category - we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event).

8. Although donations to put on these events are always very appreciated and accepted, this Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Criteriums in 2009!

9. The Race Director reserves the right to DQ any rider for unsafe riding or unsportsmanlike conduct at ANY time. Also, PLEASE - NO colorful language will be used out there - especially with the little kids around watching the race(we have kids out there from ages 2 to 12 watching the racing action)!! ANY rider breaking these rules can be subject to Disqualification from - not only the race - but from the entire Series. So, please - just do what ya always do and just be cool!!!!

10. Finally, remember - these Criterium events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling skills. But, overall, they're no big whoop....no World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned Criterium at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

Hope to see you out there!!

Rodney............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Antagonizing Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com

Today's Jonesville Uphill Time Trial Results..............

Beautiful weather and cool temperatures greeted the riders this morning for the Lomo To Jonesville Time Trial up by Butte Meadows today - this was also the LAST race in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series! This 10.2 mile Category 1 climb with approximately 2,000 feet of climbing ended the Series today - and man, what a course up there!! We'll be back for this Time Trial in May 2010 - but in the meantime, the Jonesville Road Race is on June 7th! -

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Jonesville-Road-Race-June-2009

35.5 Miles.................6,000+ feet of climbing!

Registration will open at 7:30am at the bottom of Humboldt Road here in Chico(right next to Stilson Canyon Road), with the "A" Category race starting at 8:00AM - and the "B" Category race starting at 8:02AM. This is a Trophy Event and is Race #2 in the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series.

I would like to give a HUGE Thank You again to Gary Fowler for starting the riders off again this morning - his help during this Series was invaluable, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate him and all of the other riders who helped start the riders off on these Hill Climb Time Trials - thank you all!!!

Below are the Combined Results from this morning's Jonesville Time Trial - and below that are the Category Results from this morning's TT.....and the Final Overall Standings in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series. We will be having a Trophy Ceremony this week for this Series, so stay tuned for details!! (Trophies go 3-deep in EACH Category).

COMBINED RESULTS FROM THE MAY 24th JONESVILLE TIME TRIAL:
1. Rich Thurman 34:04
2. Greg Golet 34:51
3. Brad Foster 36:45 (Happy Birthday Brad!!!)
4. Elizabeth Brent 42:54 (1st Place Woman!!!)
5. Mike Crumm 43:02
6. Jeanne O'Regan 43:04
7. Brian Ray 44:16
8. Gary Fowler 46:00
9. Sue Kamrar 46:26
10. Jeff Davis 48:46
11. Jim Mensching 49:46
12. Joanne Gilchrist 49:47
13. Renee Fiack 57:12

RESULTS BY CATEGORY FROM THE MAY 24th JONESVILLE TIME TRIAL:

MEN'S CATEGORY "A":
1. Rich Thurman 34:04 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Greg Golet 34:51 (26 points + 3 = 29 points)
3. Brad Foster 36:45 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)

WOMEN'S CATEGORY:
1. Sue Kamrar 46:26 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Joanne Gilchrist 49:47 (26 points + 3 = 29 points)
3. Renee Fiack 57:12 (24 points + 3 = 27 points)

WOMEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Elizabeth Brent 42:54 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Jeanne O'Regan 43:04 (26 points + 3 = 29 points)

MEN'S CATEGORY "B":
1. Brian Ray 44:16 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Jeff Davis 48:46 (26 points + 3 = 29 points)

MEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Mike Crumm 43:02 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)
2. Gary Fowler 46:00 (26 points + 3 + 5 = 34 points)

MEN'S MASTERS 60+ CATEGORY:
1. Jim Mensching 49:46 (30 points + 3 = 33 points)

CLYDESDALE CATEGORY:
No competitors. :(

AND........THE FINAL OVERALL STANDINGS IN THE BUTTE HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES AFTER ALL 10 EVENTS:

MEN'S CATEGORY "A":
1. Greg Golet 17 points + 15 points + 19 points + 21 points + 21 points + 25 points + 33 points + 33 points + 29 points = 213 points
2. Rich Thurman 19 points + 17 points + 23 points + 23 points + 27 points + 29 points + 27 points + 33 points = 198 points
3. Jim Roberts 15 points + 13 points + 9 points + 23 points + 15 points + 17 points + 19 points + 29 points = 140 points
4. Jesse Rushing 19 points + 15 points + 27 points + 27 points + 23 points + 27 points = 138 points
5. Brad Foster 11 points + 11 points + 13 points + 19 points + 23 points + 27 points = 104 points
6. Aren Timmel 13 points + 23 points + 33 points + 29 points = 98 points
7. Mike Smith 7 points + 13 points + 17 points + 25 points = 62 points
8. Rob Bishop 19 points + 27 points = 46 points
9. Nathan Younie 7 points + 4 points + 5 points + 15 points + 11 points = 42 points
10. Mike Cordova 11 points + 11 points + 19 points = 41 points
11. Joe Shelburne 5 points + 25 points = 30 points
12. Steve Vickery 5 points + 21 points = 26 points
13. Ethan Black 23 points
13. Tim Olson 23 points
15. Sean Molina 21 points
15. Jason Ziegenhirt 21 points
17. Mike Painter 9 points + 9 points = 18 points
18. Josh Bullock 17 points
18. David Albrecht 17 points
20. Bryan Larson 13 points
21. Greg Watkins 4 points + 4 points + 4 points = 12 points
22. Sean Dugan 9 points
22. Jeff Galland 9 points
24. JP Bergmann 7 points
24. James Plummer 7 points
26. Eric Ayars 5 points

WOMEN'S CATEGORY:
1. Christine Roberts 23 points + 23 points + 27 points + 27 points + 23 points + 29 points + 33 points = 185 points
2. Renee Fiack 19 points + 23 points + 23 points + 21 points + 33 points + 23 points + 27 points = 169 points
3. Sue Kamrar 19 points + 27 points + 33 points = 79 points
4. Joanne Gilchrist 17 points + 25 points + 29 points = 71 points
3. Margaret Jones 19 points + 19 points + 23 points = 61 points
4. Diann Harger 17 points + 17 points + 13 points = 47 points
7. Forough Molina 33 points
8. Lindsay Myers 27 points
9. Laurie Gallagher 21 points
9. Meagan Yates 21 points
11. Caryn Jones 17 points
12. Jenn Haffner 15 points
12. Tammy Watkins 15 points
14. Peggy Selkirk 5 points
15. Lori Cox 5 points

WOMEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Jeanne O'Regan 23 points + 23 points + 27 points + 23 points + 33 points + 29 points + 29 points = 187 points
2. Elizabeth Brent 19 points + 33 points + 33 points = 85 points
3. Mik Ruga 31 points
4. Teresa Kludt 27 points

MEN'S CATEGORY "B":
1. Jim Greenlee 23 points + 23 points + 23 points + 27 points + 27 points + 27 points + 33 points + 33 points = 216 points
2. Jeff Davis 9 points + 9 points + 13 points + 17 points + 15 points + 15 points + 21 points + 25 points + 29 points + 29 points = 182 points
3. John Touchette 15 points + 17 points + 19 points + 23 points + 23 points + 23 points + 33 points = 153 points
4. Samuel Bransky 17 points + 21 points + 21 points + 19 points + 29 points = 107 points
5. Charlie Pelton 11 points + 15 points + 17 points + 21 points + 29 points = 93 points
6. Ray Bransky 7 points + 11 points + 19 points + 13 points + 13 points + 23 points = 86 points
7. David Dura 7 points + 15 points + 13 points + 23 points + 27 points = 85 points
8. Clay Johnson 19 points + 19 points + 25 points = 63 points
9. Brian Oppy 5 points + 13 points + 9 points + 15 points + 7 points = 49 points
10. Jeff Nye 11 points + 7 points + 19 points = 37 points
11. Brian Ray 33 points
12. Frank Marinello 27 points
13. Andrew Merchant 4 points + 5 points + 5 points + 5 points = 19 points
14. Shawn Hughes 17 points
14. Andy Grayson 17 points
16. Alex Roberson 13 points
17. David Watkins 4 points + 4 points + 4 points = 12 points
18. Jeff Ochs 11 points
19. Joseph Lee 9 points
20. Dennis Schmidt 4 points + 4 points = 8 points
21. Matt Itamura 4 points

MEN'S MASTERS 50+ CATEGORY:
1. Mike Crumm 23 points + 23 points + 23 points + 27 points + 23 points + 33 points + 33 points
33 points + 33 points = 251 points
2. Gary Fowler 11 points + 22 points + 28 points + 27 points + 26 points + 34 points + 23 points + 34 points = 204 points
3. Bill Brent 19 points + 27 points + 27 points = 73 points
4. John D'ewart 13 points + 19 points + 15 points + 23 points = 70 points
5. Lee Altier 19 points + 30 points = 49 points
6. Steve O'Bryan 9 points + 17 points = 26 points
7. Greg Kallio 17 points
8. Dan Dominguez 15 points

MEN'S MASTERS 60+ CATEGORY:
1. Jim Mensching 17 points + 17 points + 17 points + 23 points + 21 points + 33 points + 33 points + 33 points + 33 points = 227 points
2. Jay Rawlins 23 points + 19 points + 19 points + 27 points + 27 points + 23 points = 138 points
3. Skip Lees 15 points + 21 points + 23 points + 19 points + 29 points + 29 points = 136 points
4. Walt Schafer 19 points + 23 points + 23 points + 27 points = 92 points

CLYDESDALE CATEGORY:
1. Tom Embree 23 points + 23 points + 23 points + 27 points + 27 points + 27 points + 29 points + 33 points = 212 points
2. Colin Moakley 15 points + 19 points + 19 points + 23 points + 23 points = 99 points
3. Paul Sajben 33 points
4. Lau Ackerman 19 points
5. David Miller 17 points
5. Tony Mainz 17 points
7. Brian Teal 13 points

AND - THE BUTTE SERIES HILL CLIMB INFORMATION IS BELOW:

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!! And, yes.....there will be a Summer Series as well.

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. Also, if you volunteer to be the STARTER for an event, you receive an additional 5 points for doing that task.

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. - COMPLETED!
Centerville to the Gravel - January 11 - Cat. 3 - COMPLETED!
Cherokee Time Trial - February 21 - Cat. 3 (Start at Coal Canyon Road @ Wheelock Rd. and go up 70, turn at Cherokee) - COMPLETED!
Cohasset to the Store - March 7 - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Pentz Road - March 14 - Cat. 2 - COMPLETED!
Coutelenc TT - April 5 - Cat. 2 (Just stay on Coutelenc Road) - COMPLETED!
Vilas Road Time Trial - April 18 - Cat. 1 (From Nicalog to the end of Vilas) - COMPLETED!
Honey Run Road - May 10 - Cat. 1 - COMPLETED!
Forest Ranch to Lomo - May 16 - Cat. 1(starts at Forest Ranch Store; ends at entrance to Butte Meadows) - COMPLETED!
Lomo to Jonesville TT - May 24 - Cat. 1 (starts at Hwy. 32 at entrance to Butte Meadows; ends at the snowmobile parking lot) - COMPLETED!

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
Womens 50+ 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

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.

Although donations to put on these events are always very appreciated and accepted, 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............
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Agonizing Cycling Events
Chico, CA
www.ChicoBike.com