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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Quad Copter Photo

Photo Complements of Joe Grinnell

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thompson and Nowlin Victorious at Baker Orchard CX

Elite Men Podium

Elite Women Podium
Eric Thompson won the Elite Men race, and Jennifer Nowlin won the Elite Women race at the 5th annual Baker Orchard Cyclocross Race. Off and on rain brought classic greasy muddy condtions, compared to the dry conditions of the previous 4 editions of the event.

Thompson (Mt. Borah Epic) led from start to finish, taking a dominant win over 2nd place Kesha Zavyalov (MCT) and 3rd place Jesse Rients (Trek Cyclocross Collective).

Nowlin (The Fix Studio) took the hole shot, but then got tangled with another rider, falling way back. That left Fix Studio teammate Corey Coogan Cisek leading most of the race, with company later from Kelly Catlin (Gopher Wheelmen), who last week earned 2 top 10 finishes at the Junior Road World Championships. Nowlin recovered the lead on the final lap, and took the win. Catlin finished 2nd (1st Cat 3), Coogan 3rd, and Carrie Sansome (GP/Donkey Cross) 4th.

Results can be viewed here: 2013 Results

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2013 Baker Orchard CX Preparations

A few things of note for this year's event:
  1. A circus tent will be provided to keep people dry.
  2. Chip Timing will be used this year.
  3. No parking will be allowed in the orchard.
  4. Start line call-ups are based on USAC rankings for pre-registered racers only.
  5. The start has been moved to allow for a longer run-out.
  6. The finish has been moved back, to eliminate the turn just before the finish line.
  7. More sand has been brought in to make the sandpit longer.
  8. Bike wash station will be available.
  9. Free brats and hotdogs to all racers.
  10. Orchard stand is open for business.
See you Saturday!