Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jordan Podiums at Red Barn CX

Cat 1/2 Podium (L-R): Jordan Cullen - 3rd, Adam Bergman - 1st, Pat Lemeiux - 2nd

Click here for Results.

Jordan had a frustrating race this weekend at Red Barn. He had a bad start, and was forced to chase on a course where drafting was a big advantage. He finished 5th overall, 3rd in the Cat 1/2's. 24 hours later, he is chipper, and has learned from the experience. I'm proud of you Jordan!

Watch for these recycling bins at the local MCF races! They are Jordan's Eco Project as part of the Clif Bar DEVO Team.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Jordan Cullen wins Cat 2/3's at Derby City Cup

Jordan wins USGP Derby City Cup Cat 2/3's Day 1

Jordan wins USGP Derby City Cup Cat 2/3's Day 2

Velonews Photo

Results can be viewed here.

Jordan had two great rides this past weekend, winning the Cat 2/3 races both days at the USGP Derby City Cup in Louisville, KY. Each race had close to 150 starters in the warm and dusty conditions. His main competition came from the 2 riders who split wins at the USGP Planet Bike Cup Cat 2/3's this year, Mark Parmelee from Michigan, and Andrew Coe from Kansas.

Jordan had much better luck than at the USGP Planet Bike Cup Cat 2/3 races a few weeks ago, where he finished 4th both days. His Ridley Xnight performed perfectly, and he did not need to pit during either of the races in Louisville.

The course was very cool, with a BMX style whoop, a flyover, 2 sandpits, steep bumps, fast pavement section, and some technical sections in the woods with run-ups. The course was too short on Saturday, resulting in a lot of lapped traffic. They lengthened it Sunday, which was much better.

In Saturday's race, Jordan had a 3rd row start, but was able to work his way to the front very quickly, and never looked back. Parmelee was chasing hard the entire race, with the gap fluctuating between 5-15 secs. Coe was in third, with a similar gap to Parmelee. The race for 4th was more than a minute back from the 3 leaders.

Saturday Cat 2/3 Podium (L-R): Mark Parmelee - 2nd, Jordan Cullen - 1st, Andrew Coe - 3rd

In Sunday's race, Jordan had 4th row start, but two kind-hearted riders in front of him offered up their spots, moving him up to 2nd row. Very nice gesture! Jordan hit the front at about the same point as Saturday, and again, it was Parmelee chasing hard less than 10 seconds back, for the entire race. Coe had some bad luck and crashed twice and had to switch bikes. By the time he moved into 3rd place, the 2 leaders were out of reach.

Sunday Cat 2/3 Podium (L-R): Mark Parmelee - 2nd, Jordan Cullen - 1st, Andrew Coe 3rd

Next up, Red Barn CX this Saturday!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jordan Cullen Win's Cat 1/2 Baker Orchard Cyclocross Race

Jordan outsprints Jon Toftoy to win the Cat 1/2's at Baker Orchard CX
Jordan and his proud Grandfather, race sponsor, Tom Nielsen.

Race results can be found here.

Photos here:

2010 Baker Orchard Cyclocross Race Photos

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CX Racers are Tough!

Brian Gaines - Faceplant in the mud - Wirth Classic Cyclocross.

Didn't slow him down one bit! Got up, shook it off, and kept racing. That's cross at it's finest! Way to go Brian!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Xnight is Good as New

Dave Anderson of Anderson Custom Bicycles did an amazing job repairing the broken chainstays on Jordan's Ridley Xnight. The drive side was cracked all the way through, and the non-drive side was cracked on one side. Not only is the frame good as new structurally, the paint job is even more impressive. He duplicated the "X" graphic and painted it such it looks factory new, and you can't see any sign of repair. He did this all in 1 week for a few hundred dollars. If you've got a broken carbon bike, give Dave a call. He can definitely fix it!

Jordan 2nd in JR Ranch CX Cat 1/2's

Cat 1/2 Podium (L-R: Pat Lemieux-3rd, Adam Bergman-1st, Jordan Cullen-2nd)