Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tis the season...

...for lots of Euro cross racing!  Major races every other day between now and New Year's.  The time change means most races start 8am CST or thereabouts.

26.12.11 Coupe du Monde UCI / UCI World Cup
28.12.11 GVA Trofee- Azencross / Cross des as
30.12.11 Fidea Cyclocross Leuven
01.01.12 GVA Trofee - Grote Prijs Sven Nys

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Learn from a pro's mistake

At the very beginning of this video of highlights from the Namur world cup, you can see Katie Compton trying to get her chain unlodged from between her frame and crank. On the starting sprint, she shifted from her big ring to small and, in the process, lost her race. It took her about a minute to get started again, but she still ended up third. If it were Andy Schleck, he'd still be standing there.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Points tallies updated through ten

With one race left in the inaugural season of the Arkansas Super-Prestige, the points races are hotter than ever.

JBar Cycling has posted a write-up of States, so check it out!
Photo courtesy of JBar Cycling

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Results for Natural State CX Champs are up

The results are clickable off to the right, in the ASP race class format.

Points will be updated in the next few days. Some of the points races are red hot, with one race to go! Remember that season-ending totals will count only the best nine races per person.

New URL for Arkansas Outside

They've gotten a new address,, and have a great new post up on Sunday's state championship race HERE.

There are a bunch of other great photos posted up on the Arkansas Super-Prestige page on Facebook, so go check 'em out. It was a stellar day of racing.

Results and points are being updated as you read this. Keep tuned, they'll be out in a day or two.

And mark your new 2012 calendar for the series finale on January 15. Details on that race will be forthcoming. The season ain't over yet!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shout-out to JBar Cycling

I forgot to link to THIS write-up of the Turkey Burn. JBar is a great supporter of all central Arkansas cycling, including cross!

Points tallies updated through nine

I think we're finally getting a handle on the one-dayers, license-applied-fors, and new licensees, but as always, if you see something weird, please let us know via stephen erickson temporary (no spaces) at gmail dot com. We got some points races that are heating up in the Battle for the Bells.

States are less than a week away!

Here's a course preview:

Arkansas Cyclocross Series Final Episode: State Championship from Bully Otter Sports on Vimeo.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jingle Bell results and coverage

It was a great day of tough racing. With all that mud, the course was a back-breaker, but there were a bunch of folks who didn't shy from the challenge.

Arkansas Outline was not scared away by a little rain, either, and has posted another great write-up and photo set.

Photo courtesy of

Results linkable off to the right. Next Sunday: States!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

KARK to live-stream Jingle Bell Cross

I have absolutely no idea how this came about, the level of coverage, or how rain-shy they'll be, but KARK is scheduled to live stream Jingle Bell Cross HERE.

There is a tab for Cycling that leads you to the coverage.

Now...don't let this keep you away from Boyle Park tomorrow! There is a spacious covered pavilion on high ground where you can enjoy all the action without getting rained on.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Chuck Emmons makes Bikerumor Pic of the Day

Model: Chuck Emmons
Photographer: Dan Lysk and/or Addie Teo
Bikerumor Pic of the Day

Check it out, it's cool. Get your bike ready for Sunday's JBC, yo!

Cody Wilkins' Turkey Burn result wasn't counted in the latest points tally, and it's been fixed. Turns out he has a one point lead in Fours. If you drop his and Nathan Bowers' lowest two races, it turns into a dead heat, and you'll also see a bunch of guys nipping at their heels. There are still three races left in the Battle for the Bells!