Joe Jacobs will be disappointed with the lack of mud. ;)
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
For details, see the links to the right under "Other dates of interest".
Get you some!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Please find series roster and points tallies after two races, off to the right. Note that in Race 1 (ASP Night Race), anyone in Masters, Fours, or Juniors who wasn't in the top three automatically was awarded 11 points.
If you find any discrepancies please contact steve at arkansascyclocross dott com.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
On Saturday night, you might recall that the city never did get those softball lights turned on. (There's some bureaucratic/technologic soap opera behind it, details of which I'm not even aware.) People were great sports about it, and it certainly was a fantastic evening of high spirits and fast racing, but it made scoring the races incredibly difficult. In the Masters, Fours, and Juniors classes, it was impossible to place racers with any degree of certainty beyond the top three places. The USAC official, the race director, and the ASP secretary have all agreed that the most equitable solution is to award 11 ASP points (what you normally get for 4th place) to all remaining racers in those classes. If you actually earned those 11 points, please accept our apologies.
No problem with the lights on Sunday, but we did see a lot of flats. It's tempting to say, "Well, that's just cross," but it bummed me out and surprised me, since we had similar conditions but nowhere near as many flats last year. My take is that (1) the overnight rainfall was truly exceptional and (2) greasy mud on top of sharp rock = high risk of flatting. As far as the merits of tubular vs tubeless vs tubes vs mud tread vs file tread vs low pressure vs high pressure blah blah blah, you can discuss amongst yourselves. Those of us who put on the race have agreed, we will reroute certain sections of the course if faced with similar conditions in the future.
After all that excitement and drama, the series takes a couple weekends off. The avid among you might be travelling to Tulsa, Memphis, or OKC during that time. But absolutely make sure to be at the double weekend of racing in Fayetteville, November 3 and 4, presented by De Pijp.
Results for the ASP Night Race are linkable to the right. Reservoir results and series points totals coming more toward the weekend.
There's a huge cash purse, which attracts a lot of elite talent, and also makes the amateur divisions very hotly contested.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
You can see over half the Reservoir course from the big covered pavilion at the top of the hill, which is also where registration and refreshments are located, right next to the start/finish stretch.
There will also be a bike-wash station.
It wouldn't hurt to bring your rain boots and umbrella. Be prepared and have fun.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
ASP Night Race presented by CARVE
Kanis Park, Little Rock
4:30pm Registration opens, course open for practice
6:30pm Kid's race
7:00pm Women, Masters (40+), Juniors (18-), Fours
Two Light and Motion lights to be raffled away!
Reservoir Cross presented by The Community Bicyclist
Reservoir Park, Little Rock
9:30am Registration opens, course open for practice
11:00am Women, Masters (40+), Juniors (18-), Fours
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Season-opener is in just over a week. This will be fun.