Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alpine Shop Short Track Dirt Crit #2

Loreen Matson, in 2009, suddenly dove in to a small mud puddle and covered herself with mud. Not sure why, the trails were quite dry and dusty conditions prevailed. Just unsure about these elite racers. Same with the DRJ, frolicking in Kiefercoli Creek after last years most delicious epic race.


Oh heavens, it appears there may be.......MUD!
Now, let me go ahead and fend off early the left wing trail Yazi's. Those who think the trail will suffer irreversible damage if we ride in anything less than dusty conditions. Let me go ahead and lay out my opinion on the matter so those who want to jump on the "how could you even think about running a race in the mud" bandwagon, or better yet, the "that jerk is the killer of trails" locomotive--that which will surely get MTB's kicked out of every park in the universe.

The rule is this. First, Castlewood is a flood plane, kay? It tends to recover from the multitude of floods each year. Also, the winter and spring bring out those riders so motivated to cross the line on a daily basis, putting ruts in the trails and then freezing over. This is not that. This is a little moisture that will, unless torrential, make the surface tacky. The silt is the dust that you see. There will be no rutting. I am worried about the grassy areas, that which will leave an imprint on the park for several days if there is significant rain. I am not wanting to do that. So we will likely shorten the staging area today.

We will also visit with the Ranger in order to determine the conditions. This will take place a couple times during the day, and towards race time. If it appears that damaging conditions exist, it will be a no go. Let's not forget a couple times last year when we got caught in the middle. Yes, it was messy for the bikes and kits. No, it did not do significant damage to the park. (however, my group went back the next day and seeded and put hay down to fix the field).

So it is game on for now. Stay tuned. Will post periodically.


7-09-2010
Wow! Another good turnout. 156 raced, a couple got muddy, wild times had by all. There are numbers that don't have names. Pleas alert me to who they is. Pat Collier, you were showing 15th but there is no free lap rule on the dirt crits. Buddy relegated you like he did me for not wearing my helmet at the start of the B race. If you know where you were on the down lap, let me know. Great seeing you in from AZ, Collier used the be the schnizz.

What about that swag from Alpine Shop? Columbia Sportswear, Marin, holy cow.

Did anyone grab Bobby's cooler? I have two fold up chairs left somewhere around Justin Bowens group, Justin are those yours? In my car.

Huge thanks to the volunteers who helped break down, the officials for scoring well, everyone, too many to mention. Send me your fix it on the results. Series points will go up soon.

R

Dirt Crit Series 8-Jul-10
"A" Race
Place Name Team Bib
1 Chris Ploch DRJ 574
2 John Mattews DRJ 508
3 Bob Arnold DRJ 571
4 Eric Pirtle The Hub Giant 504
5 Tom Albert DRJ 562
6 Jeremy Brock 553
7 Dan McCarthy 599
8 Stu Robinson Ghisallo 588
9 Scott Ogilrie Dogfish 578
10 Greg Sandknop Team Seagal 513
11 Stewart Munsen 552
12 Paul Krewet DRJ 585
13 Brian Busvien Momentum 507
14 Ralph Pfremmer Big Shark/Pfoodman 598
15 Jeff Yielding Revolution 565
16 Todd Holtmann Ghisallo 568
17 Ron Bridal Bloomington Cycle 551
18 Zak Hafner Lindenwood 512
19 Matt Grothoff Team Seagal 567
20 Jeremie Meitz Big Shark/Pfoodman 564
21 Henry Peat Total Fee Awesome 576
22 John Pfeiffer Ghisallo 579
23 Craig Thrasher Big Shark/Pfoodman 505
24 Craig Hoeflinger 573
25 Matt Struckman Big Shark/Pfoodman 561
26 Andy Prunty Mesa 506
27 Scott Melies ICCC 511
28 Doug Plumer Big Shark/Pfoodman 510
29 Matt LaBerta 550
30 Scott Mortimer DRJ 572
31 Rich Pierce ICCC 556
32 Mike Bobelak Sr. 515
33 Barry Blumenkemper 557
34 Jeff Kloha Ghisallo 554
35 Marc Pauly Trek STL 509
36 Dan Miller Team Seagal 555
37 Patrick Gribbon Ghisallo 593
38 514
39 Ryan Lemmon Mesa 589
40 Bob Crow Dogfish 563
? Pat Collier Giant 558 1 lap down
DNF Justin Bowen Ghisallo 559

"B" Race
1 Rick George Mesa 670
2 Cody Jones Grand Slam 629
3 Adam Rybar 681
4 Jeff Sona Alpine Shop 606
5 B.J. Keane 634
6 Randall Stateler Bike Surgeon 577
7 Anatoly Zlotnik 689
8 Steve Friedman Wheelsports Bikeshop 628
9 Duff Yocum Sho - Air 675
10 Lee VanNorman 618
11 Christian Chellus 682
12 Loreen Mattson Mesa 658 1st Women
13 Darin Marlow Big Shark/Pfoodman 607
14 David Krajcovic HUB 610
15 Rob Ballou 604
16 Will Grumke 619
17 615
18 Mike Bufka 669
19 Douglas Grimm 683
20 Ben Tiefenbrun Dogfish 630
21 Craig Seibert BORC 645
22 Lars Valin 686
23 Joe Burke 668
24 Gregory Cuddihee Dogfish 688
25 656
26 Jim Davis Team Seagal 672
27 Brad Jones Grand Slam 691
28 Alex Boekholt 690
29 Patrick Gribbon Ghisallo 673
30 608
31 Shaun Turnbull 611
32 Nick Milla Momentum 674
33 Tom Valvo Big Shark/Pfoodman 678
34 Stephanie McCreary Big Shark/Pfoodman 600 2nd Women
35 Barry Gaines Big Shark/Pfoodman 679
36 Walt Steiner Gateway 654
37 Carrie Sona Alpine Shop 3rd Women
38 Alex Petkus 626
39 Brian Kuhla 671
40 Roberto Barrios Heckawee 676
40+ Jim Bellm 639
40+ Laura Scherff 685
40+ Garielle Renner 616 4th Women
40+ Joel Maisenhelder Ghisallo 624
40+ Christian Hon Trek 667
40+ Matt Kelsey 642
40+ Daniel Tiravo Metro East 660
40+ Phillip Husseg 659
40+ Tim Conway 684
40+Ben Erschen 647
40+ Lou Rohan 687
40+ 647
40+ Susan Kloha Ghisallo 665 5th Women
40+ Jim Bellen 639
40+ Curtis Denham 644
40+ David Conley Lone Wolf 680
DNF Christine Ford Mesa 652
DNF Stu Robinson Ghisallo 666
DNF Cory Hoots Grand Slam 640
DNF Mary Piper Momentum 646
DNF Blake Christo 612
DNF Jeff Brueggeman Team Munchkin 605
657

"C" Race
1 Denis Hawyman 714
2 Patrick Pigeon Revolution 706
3 Keith Baker Cowtown Cycling 776
4 Mike White 740
5 Clinton Rice IL 4000 for Cancer 750
6 Nate Davidson Slomotion 743
7 Jason Bridwell 754
8 Jarel Parr 786
9 Danny Gleason 758
10 Michael Kuehnel Team Grand Slam 755
11 Traci Berry Revolution 704
12 Bart Berger Lone Wolf 747
13 Kyle Hankinson 719
14 Sam Broadhacker 731
15 Kyle Crongle 784
16 Sally Struckman Big Shark/Pfoodman 700
17 Zach Kroupa 718
18 Emily Korsch 757
19 Kyle Fuller Slomotion 744
20 Mike Wise 780
21 Rich Peraud 774
22 Brodeur Medro 781
23 Matt Braun 772
24 Joe Stryjewski Alpine Shop 733
25 Luke Lamb Team Virtus 788
26 Paul Hyde 766
27 Tim Lawson 738
28 Bryan Niehaus 760
29 Jay Evans 778
30 Chip Westalk 789
31 Kyle Denno 768
32 Lisa White 734
33 Rick Christmann 773
34 Kevin Kroupa 775
35 Britt Whisenand Team Revolution 748
36 Amanda Leiah 785
37 Joll Vollmer 782
38 Brad Winchester 713
39 JD Pfeiffer Ghisallo 763
40+ Peter Carleton 767
40+ Casey Carter Mesa Cycles 737
40+ Mike Bubelak Jr. 702
40+ Walker Busken 769
40+ Zack Hafner Tandem Lindenwood 771
40+ Craig Hafner 783
DNF Peter Miquelon 735
DNF Erik Illies 787
DNF Rich McCarthy 777

8 comments:

Davey B said...

the show must go on (even if i have to miss it)!!!

next year i shall position myself in a job where i can race thurs nights... you heard it hear first :)

Trail Monster said...

Great race Ralph! Just enough moisture to make it sketchy in the corners.

B.J. said...

P.S. Had a blast!!!!

B.J. said...

I was 5th 634 B.J. Keane in the B Race. Not quite ready for the m'A'dness just yet. Have me as ?? in the A race.

Ben Erschen said...

Hey Ralph, not to concerned about this for my own benefit but could effect the C standings. I raced in the B and am part of the +40 crowd but am scored as 13th in the C race. Bib number 647. Great event, had a blast.

Anonymous said...

37 609
38 Alex Petkus 626
39 Brian Kuhla 671
40 Carrie Sona Alpine Shop 607
Hi-
I am number 609 not 607- Carrie Sona. Pretty sure I'm a woman so I guess 3rd woman behind Lo and Stephanie. You have Gabrielle and Mary P as 3 and 4.
Thanks- these are so fun.
Carrie

JasonZ 779 said...

I'm the last DNF for the C race. But I didn't even race. Had a mechanical before the race started. It's not a big deal but, don't you have to start a race to not finish it?

Carrie S said...

Hi,
I was the 3rd female and finshed 37th. I am number 609 not 607. 607 is a boy who finished higher up- 13th I think.
Thanks! These are a hoot.