Debuting a new feature, this morning. Haymarket Bicycles’ fast man Jared Nieters, before mixing it up in the elite CX … Continue reading Jared Interviews …
The MABRA Cyclocross Series dropped in on Chris and Fred Kelley October 4, 2009, to play in their backyard. Talk about a scene that would have driven my grandfather crazy, all those kids with their bikes on his property!
Kelley Acres ‘Cross featured lots of climbing, ridable barriers, and a Euro-style flyover. It was a great day in the country for cross racing. We caught up with some of those on the podium to see how the day went. Thanks for reading.
Note: All photos by Kevin Dillard of Demoncats Photography. Check out more sweet images by Kevin at www.demoncats.com. Continue reading “Kelley Acres: Podium Interviews”
The Breast Cancer Awareness Cyclocross Challenge presented by Antietam Velo Club took place Saturday, October 3, 2009. The first race in a weekend doubleheader for the MABRA Cyclocross Series, the course featured several hairpin turns, good off-camber riding, a sand pit made unridable by strategically placed barriers, and a mean little hill. We caught up with the podium finishers in several categories to find out about their day.
Photos courtesy of Lindsey Hillesheim of The Uff Da! Chronicles. Continue reading “BCA ‘Cross: The Podium Interviews”
Weston Schempf (C3‑Athletes Serving Athletes) began the defense of his 2008 Men’s Elite MABRA Cyclocross Series championship by winning the 2009 series opener, the Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross. The race benefits a college scholarship fund for Chris Sander, whose father was killed in a training accident. The late Ed Sander’s NCVC teammates put on the annual race at the Lilypons Water Gardens in Buckeystown, Maryland.
Schempf, C3 teammate Andrew “Bad Andy” Wulfkuhle, and the Haymarket Bicycles duo of Joe Dombroski and Jared Nieters, established an early lead group on the muddy, rutted Lilypons course. Wulfkuhle and Nieters dropped off the pace after a couple laps leaving Schempf and Dombroski to trade blows. In the finale, Schempf was able to outgun Dombroski, who pulled out of his pedal just as he started winding up for the sprint.
Along with being the reigning MABRA champ, Schempf is also the defending MAC Cyclocross Series champ and placed third at last season’s 30-34 U.S. National Cyclocross Championship. We caught up with Wes to get his thoughts on how the Ed Sander race played out. Continue reading “Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross: Wes Schempf Interview”
The U.S. Cyclocross Championships took place the week of December 9 in Kansas City, Missouri. Racers were met with a … Continue reading CX Nationals: The One With The Hills
The MABRA cyclocross series held its championship race in Taneytown, Maryland, November 30. Purists might say it was perfect cross … Continue reading MABRA CX Championship 2008: The One For The Mudders
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2. Pre-race ritual, warm-up, food, etc.? STEPHEN CUMMINGS: Amazing espresso from our hosts’ Super Automatic machine. Bagels with peanut butter … Continue reading Tacchino Ciclocross 2008: Where Are My Lucky Socks?
3. Did you overdress, underdress or get it just right? STEPHEN CUMMINGS: I think I did it right. Long-fingered gloves, … Continue reading Tacchino Ciclocross 2008: Dressing For Success
4. Describe your winning (or losing) move. WESTON SCHEMPF: After a not so great start I knew I wanted to … Continue reading Tacchino Ciclocross 2008: Sealing The Deal