Cap City Cross - Big Run Soap Box Hill

October 3, 2010

 Rider Team Place Field
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
1st 
Cat 3-4 
Team COBC / National Engineering 
2nd 
Women 1-2 
-
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
2nd 
Cat 4 
-
RideNet Development Team 
3rd 
Women 3-4 
-
Team Jeni's 
3rd 
Women 1-2-3-4 
Combo/Whole Foods-Powered By Roll 
4th 
Cat 4 
Team Jeni's 
7th 
Women 3-4 
B1 Bicycles 
9th 
Cat 1-2-3 
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
12th 
Cat 1-2-3 
ALAN North American Cycling Team 
13th 
Masters 40+ 
-
ALAN North American Cycling Team 
15th 
Masters 40+ 
B1 Bicycles 
19th 
Cat 3 
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Field 
Cat 3 
Trek Bicycles 
Field 
Cat 4 
OCLC Dublin 
Field 
Cat 4 
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Crash 
Masters 
  Tony "Mini Deal" Viton: 1st, Cat 3-4
Tony "Mini Deal" Viton
 
My first Cap City race and my second CX race went really well. I stay upright the whole time which was awesome because crashing sucks. The long paved straight away was great. Awesome course all around.

Sorry to see Marty crash. Hope recovery is quick.
  Nancy Henderson: 2nd, Women 1-2
Nancy Henderson
 
So much FUN!
  Tom Decker: 4th, Cat 4
Tom Decker
 
First Cross Race-Ever! Loved it.
Might be my fav so far
  Patrice Lehocky: 7th, Women 3-4
Patrice Lehocky
 
First Cap City Race of the season was great! Slight flat-track incline was deciving.
  Spencer Hackett: 9th, Cat 1-2-3
Spencer Hackett
 
First Cap City race and first A race. It felt good. I started strong, I stayed in contact with the Cleveland guys for the first lap and lost it going up the Soap Box Hill, hung with Kyle and Bruce until he took off. Kyle and I sprinted up the hill for 8th place. The rivalry began.
  Andy Hagueasaurus: 12th, Cat 1-2-3
Andy Hagueasaurus
 
It was cold and wet...perfect for cross! This was a great new venue and a challenging course. At least one crash was expected in this race and I fortunately got mine out of the way on the first lap on one of the off camber up-hill turns. I wanted to turn and my bike didn't, so I went sliding under the tape and collected at least one other rider behind me. The rest of the race, I traded positions with Garth and Phil Noble. I eventually beat Phil, but Garth has the skinny factor that helped on the soap box hill climb. At least it was nice getting to race in real cross weather, instead of the hot weather we have had so far.

The frites after the race were the best part of the day! Great idea Chris!
  Chris Freter: 13th, Masters 40+
Chris Freter
 
Rainy, windy, twisty w/ a sweet mtb type climb & descent. I started from the back of the group & had possibly the worst starts going up the Soap Box Darby hill. One by one I started catching riders and making up time on the technical sections. I caught Riedel on the second lap and then settle in with a good battle with a couple riders that lasted most of the race. I would get past on the long paved climb, pull them back during the grass section before the first dismount (crashed there 2nd lap) lose time. Start to bring them back in. Lose time on the 2nd up hill dismount. Past a number crashed rider on the off camber descent. Spin up the twisty climb by the Finish, power down the paved to grass descent, past the wheel pit. Into the woods, up the climb, bomb down the single track and catch up or put time on rider through the twisty, undulating section past the pits again and more off camber before the start finish line hill. They scored all masters together, so I will have to wait under Monday (or so) to find out how I did in the Masters 45+.
  Michael Patrick O'Shaughnessy: 19th, Cat 3
Michael Patrick O'Shaughnessy
 
good lord that hill. healthy yak afterwards
  Joe "Barefoot" Bonnell: Field, Cat 3
Joe "Barefoot" Bonnell
 
Great day for a 'cross race. Pretty cool venue, though it was tough to find. Did the 'B' race. Dropped the chain a couple of times but didn't go down despite slippery conditions. I have no idea where I finished. Wrenched my back at some point so I won't be training for a while - just the regular commute to work.
  Mike Teets: Field, Cat 4
Mike Teets
 
All this time in the Columbus area and I didn't know we had a soap box derby hill! Wish we could have raced it downhill but that just wouldn't be cyclocross... not nearly enough pain going downhill. Cool venue, and nice mix of pavement, grass and the single track hill bomb. Personally, this was quite painful as I had only ridden about 3 times the entire summer... no, running doesn't help at all for cycling fitness.
  Paul Lawmon: Field, Cat 4
Paul Lawmon
 
My first cyclocross race, harder than I thought it was going to be but I had a blast. Will train hard and hopefully do better next time.
  Marty Withrow: Crash, Masters
Marty Withrow
 
Slow start
Slippery downhill
Crash
Pain
Swollen knee
MRI
Surgery
12 weeks recovery
See ya next season.