Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cross season is here!

Report filed on the front page of www.mcf.net.

Monday, August 29, 2011

2011 Baker Orchard Cyclocross Promo

Baker Orchard Cyclocross is back for the 3rd year running. This year's edition promises to be bigger and better. Famous for riding through the Barn, adding the Log Stair run-up last year, this year includes 75% more prize money, race announcer, vendor expo, and BBQ.

This race will be a part of the new and improved 2011 Lazer Sport Cyclocross Super Series, which includes series prize money and an official 8x5 starting grid. Start order will be determined by the 2010 Lazer Series Standings, then by order of registration. Fields which did not have a 2010 Lazer Series category, will start in order of registration.

Pre-registration is now open at www.BikeReg.com. No Rider Surcharge! Pre-reg fee is $25, $5 extra race. Juniors categories are free.

For latest updates, visit http://bakerorchardcross.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Border Battle this Weekend

Jordan is back racing his Mountain Bike this coming Sunday in River Falls, WI at the Border Battle.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

MN Match Sprint Championships

Men's Podium (L-R): Mike Hall - 2nd, Chris Ferris - 1st, Jordan Cullen - 3rd
Women's Podium (L-R): Sarah Huang - 2nd, Linsey Hamilton - 1st, Teresa Moriarty - 3rd

Chris Ferris (PJW racing) and Linsey Hamilton (Synergy) both retained their MN State Match Sprint Championships. Both riders proved to be unbeatable, each having the fastest flying 200m for their field, and neither of them losing a race all night.

The men's semi-final match-ups were defending champ Ferris vs. 16 year-old Jordan Cullen (MBRC/Flanders), and a heavyweight bout between Mike Hall (Behind Bars/LGR) vs. Ted Schmid (SpeedFix). Ferris and Cullen showed off their trackstand ability, having to be whistled off after a 30sec standoff. Ferris was forced to use the afterburners against Cullen's junior gear restricted, fast spinning legs, prevailing in 2 races, and taking the match. Schmid and Hall were the match-up of the night. Both savvy veterans of the event, they pushed each other hard, splitting the first 2 races, forcing a 3rd. In 3rd race, Hall opened up the sprint first, with Schmid getting to his wheel, but not having enough to come around. Hall moved on to the Gold Medal round against Ferris, with Cullen and Schmid racing for Bronze.

In the Bronze medal match, Cullen took advantage of the fact that Schmid was tired from a hard fought battle with Hall, going hard right from the start. Schmid got onto young Cullen's wheel, but Cullen persisted with a insane pace, even accelerating at the bell to drop Schmid. More of the same in the 2nd race, with Cullen taking the match.

In the Gold Medal match, Ferris had the upper hand against a battle weary Hall, but there were to be no gifts this night. The first race was a close one, with Ferris jumping Hall from behind. Hall did his best to hold the sprinters lane, but the Ferris afterburners were too much. First race to Ferris. In the 2nd race, Hall tried jumping first, and pulled away briefly, only to have Ferris come over in the backstretch for an easy victory.

The women did a round robin format to determine the final match-ups. The Gold Medal round was between defending champ Linsey Hamilton and 16 year-old Sarah Huang (ISCorp). The Bronze Medal round was between Teresa Moriarty (MBRC/Flanders) and Megan Kelly (Omnium). Kelly rode impressively against heavily favored Moriarty, but Teresa prevailed, winning the match in 2 races. The Gold Medal round was a good one. In race 1, a tactically savvy Hamilton kept young Huang on her right hip, preventing her from taking the sprinters lane, taking the easy win. Race 2 was much closer, with Huang following in Hamilton's slip stream. Huang attempted to come around in the final turn, but Hamilton was able to hold on to win race 2, and retain her state championship title for another year.

Mike Pribble was the winner of the Men's Cat 4/5 title.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday Night Cross is coming!

Photo by Rich Spielberg

Tuesday Night Cross starts August 30th and runs for 7 weeks. A great opportunity for new riders to learn the basics at the 5PM skills clinic. Not ready to race, come watch!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

For Sale: 2011 Ridley X-Fire 54cm $2000 - SOLD!

Sorry, it sold on 8/10/11.

2011 Ridley X-Fire 54cm complete bike w/SRAM Force and Zipp 440 Tubular Wheelset. (As pictured above) This bike is race ready. It was used as a back-up bike last season, so it is in excellent condition. Ridley frames run big, so this 54cm fits more like a 56 or 58 compared to other brands.

Price: $2000 firm

2011 Ridley X-Fire 54cm Carbon frameset w/integrated headset and full carbon fork
SRAM Force Group
DuraAce 7800 Crankset 172.5mm 39/46 chainrings
TRP EuroX Cantilever Brakeset
Ritchey WCS Bars, Stem, Seatpost
Fizik Tundra Saddle & Bar Tape
Zipp 440 Carbon Tubular Wheelset w/12-25 Cassette
Challenge Fango 34 Tires Glued and ready to race


Monday, August 08, 2011

For Sale: 2011 Ridley X-Ride 54cm $500 - SOLD

Sorry, it sold on 8/10/11.

For Sale (as pictured):
2011 Ridley X-Ride 54cm cyclocross frameset.
Check Ridley's Geometry Chart, because they do run big.

Frameset with full carbon fork and integrated headset.
2011 FSA Gossamer Mega Exo Crankset 175mm 36/46 chainrings
TRP EuroX Cantilever Cyclocross Brakeset, Black Alloy
Excellent condition. Hardly ridden, never raced.
Price: $500 firm. Retail value = $1280.

Jordan Meets a Cycling Legend

Jordan presents Steve Hed with his Tour of Rimouski climber's jersey.