Saturday, December 29, 2012

God's Country Dates for 2013

Save the date(s):
God's Country Off-Road Duathlon - 3/23/13
God's Country Mountain Bike Classic - 3/24/13

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cross News Shorts - 12/25/12

December has been a very busy month for any cyclo-cross enthusiast.  Iowa, Missouri and Kansas all crowned their 2012 state cyclo-cross champions earlier in the month.

Iowa Championship Results
Missouri Championship Results
Kansas Championship Results

Congrats to Christopher Locke of Cow Town for earning a silver medal in the Missouri State Championships.  Dave Wathen earned at 9th  in the Men's 40 -44 division.

Racing continued last weekend with the Lost Trail Cyclocross race.  A new event held at the Louisburg Cider Mill.  An interesting venue and fun race.  It brought back old memories of past cyclocross races with a very MTB friendly course.  Complete Lost Trail results
Congrats to Chris Locke for taking his first CX win in many, many, many years. 

Tige Lamb came out of cross retirement to earn 2nd place in the Masters 40+ class.

Interested in trying out some cyclocross races yourself?  Well right here in KC we have 3 events to pick from over the next week.

Boxing Day Cross - 12/26/12
Grote Prijs - 12/30/12
Cross off the New Year - 12/31/12

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Possum Scramble Success

The rescheduled Possum Scramble Mountain Bike race was moved into December.  It is not often that Mountain Bike races are held this late into the season due to cold weather. This did not deter the Whiteman Adventure Group from hosting a fun event at the Knob Koster State Park and they were rewarded with a perfect 68 degree day.  Proceeds from this event went to help continue to build the trail system there and groom their trails.  Hopefully this will encourage more riders to visit this beautiful park just East of Warrensburg, MO

The top rider on the day was none other than the climbing god Garet Steinmetz who navigated the hilly 8 mile course in under 30 min with a total winning time of 1:00:27.  Top women on the day was Amy Pych with a winning time of 1:53:02.

Special thanks to Andy Schuette for officiating and the Whiteman Adventure Group for hosting a fine event on a perfect fall day.  It is great to see more events held during the fall.  A trend that looks like it will continue into 2013 with more UFD Series events being planned.  Look for the 2013 MTB calendar to be out soon.

Class winners on the day:

Arturo Sotelo - 1st Marathon Men
Brian Prosser - 1st Cat 1 Men 40-49
Robert Loffler - 1st Cat 1 Men 50+
Marc Thierry - 1st Single Speed
Dylan Bartlett - 1st Cat 2 Men 19-29
Brad Crain - 1st Cat 2 Men 30-39
Michael McGaha - 1st Cat 2 Men 40-49
Rich Kiser - 1st Cat 2 Men 50+
Andrew Rau - 1st Cat 3 Men 19-29
Bryce Werner - 1st Cat 3 Men 30-39
Mark McBride - 1st Cat 3 Men 40-49
Mike Jacobs - 1st Cat 3 Men 50+
Tyler Mattoon - 1st Junior 13-18
Joe Vorce - 1st Kids 12-Under

Complete Results: 2012 Possum Scramble Mountain Bike Results