We went to the final race in the Cap City Cross series this past Sunday in Upper Arlington. The weather was sunny, but cold and windy, and the course was bigger than the previous race we had been to. We arrived well after the racing had started, but made it in time to see the womens race and the elite mens. Cyclocross is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and it’s too bad more people do not show up to watch. I met some really cool friendly people, and now I just need to figure out racers names. I recognize faces, uniforms and bikes, but damned if I’ve figured out their names. So, if anyone knows any of the racers here, please email me and let me know. Enjoy the photos!
First Set of Barriers
First Set of Barriers 2
Pit Area...many cool bikes lying around here...the Salsa frame in the foreground belongs to the winner of the Elite Mens Race
Long ridgeline the planners made good use of...the banners are the finish line
Some Funky Drummers Drumming
Single barrier on the up hill.
RadDog...the best vegetarian/vegan vendor..period.
My RadDog (Vegan Brat w/sauerkraut, onions, peppers, and spicy mustard)....yyyuuuummm!!!
Womens: Barrier and run up
Womens: Downhill after run up
Womens: Christine MCcarthy TEAM AWESOME/ Jeni's Ice Cream
Womens:Christine MCcarthy TEAM AWESOME/ Jeni's Ice Cream
Womens:Hill/Finish (though this isn't the finish, she has a few laps to go)
Men Elite: Barrier hill combo
Men Elite: Barrier/hill combo (The two leaders...and eventual winners)
Men Elite: Barrier w/ hill run up
He was just as loud as his slick wrestling mask...good times
The winner on his final push. If I heard correctly, his name was Jonathan Card and he was from the Toledo/Southern Michigan area. He was sponsored by Saturn of Toledo and Jack's Bikes
Men Elite: Jonathan Card (SATURN OF TOLEDO) (right) took first
Jonathan Card (SATURN OF TOLEDO) showing his award to his children and taking in the moment
Hope you enjoyed all of the pictures from the race. The last two images of the winners, sadly no one stuck around for the ceremony, those that stuck around are all pretty much in the pics. Too bad, come on people you just stood around for an hour in the cold to watch these guys race…in the cold…show them some respect by sticking around for the awards ceremony. *I hop off my soapbox now*
Peace, Patrick – SSD Crew