Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 3rd

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Doll makes it two in a row, Ingrid's on the Board

Smokey day out at the Equestrian Park.  That didn't stop another big turnout for the Missoula Wednesday Night Cyclocross Series.

Big thank you to Alex Gallego, Tim Bechtold and the two other volunteers who helped with registration (Alpha Sarah).  Alex set a fun course with some nice technical features, including two trips to the beach.

In the men's race a large group formed at the end of one lap.  Doll, Beckner, Orion Berryman, Presta, and Hartman.  Doll and Beckner applied the pressure in the group and slowly pulled away.  Jessie won in a sprint, Beckner 2nd, and Orion 3rd.

In the ladies race Ingrid pulled away from other contenders and never looked back.

This weekend there is a race in Spokane on Sunday.  Several Missoula racers are attending.  They put on a great series.  The weekend after that is the famous Butte Battle! was not in attendance, so if anyone has photos and is willing to share let me know!

Ingrid showing the younger generation how it's done.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Night Cyclocross - TODAY - Equestrian Park

Race Start Time: 5:45pm - come early if you can, and if you have time print and fill out the USAC release form.

Parking: Please park inside the Equestrian Park, do not park on the road.

Cost: $35 for the series of $7 for the series, for non annual USAC members there is a daily charge for a one day license.

First time racer = B
Race other disciplines before but no CX = B
CX category 1,2,3 = A

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Last Chance Cross - Doll and Dingman Open Accounts

Great Divide put a nice early season course together.  The work on the course was evident.  It was a fast circuit with some Fort Missoula style features.

Helena Independent Record Article and Photos

Mark Brooke flew the team colors by winning the Masters A.  It was a tough field with Masters All Stars, Frank G, Stinky, and John Fiore.

Thunder Champion Anna Dingman looked in fine early season shape as she took the win in prep for Cross Vegas.  Hellgate's Ingrid and GAS's Angie filled the podium.

Beckner's crank arm fell off and the race dynamic changed.  Doll was free to fly and rode to the victory.  CX legend Proctor got close to Doll early, but it was a bit too much.  FYI, check out Geoff's new book here.  I just bought a copy, super pumped to check it out.

Nice battling in the men's 4.  Guy Mckenzie took the win, followed by MBW's Carnes, and Helena all star Aubrey Curtis.

Sorry for the poor quality on the photos.