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Cross on the Rock News #15

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November 14, 2009 (Nanaimo, BC) – We had quite a bit of NEWS and information this week so we split it into two parts – the first you got (Cross on the Rock News #14) and this is the second, which you have as well now! In June of 2008, Wendy and I were at the package pick up for BCBR at Shawnigan Lake School. As we do everywhere we go we had our “Crossvision goggles” on and remarked what a great place it would be for a cross course. We laughed thinking there was NO way. Well a “WAY” has been found and we are heading there a week Sunday for our last race of Cross on the Rock.

Today, I was out at Shawnigan Lake School checking out the course and venue for our Series Final. The Island Champs! Double PointsCrossVega! Chris Dickson, Race Director Ian Criab, Dan Scott and Vegan Dave were out with me. First of all the venue is AMAZING! Note to all cross racers, spectators, super fans etc. – do NOT screw up this venue for us! Behave!! NO we are NOT allowed on the manicured lawns! Regardless of that restriction and another to stay OFF the playing fields we have a great course. As it is with cross; this course is different from the other 6 we have had this yearI have quadruple input for this one working with everything we are allowed to use… so we hope you enjoy it too!

SURVEY RESULTS from Cameron Cross
Series Sponsor Crankbrothers still the #1 pedal at the Cross on the Rock Series.

Pedal Brand Survey Results:
– Crankbrothers: 61%
– Shimano: 33%
– Time: 6%

Top model of Crankbrothers was any variation of the EggBeater Model. 75% of the Crankbrothers Pedals counted were Eggbeaters.

1) Series Points UPDATE
Check out the points update from after 5 races and with 1 to go. There has been a shake up in every single series category with the exception of Dave Holden in Masters. With one race to go and not taking out the always interesting LOW SCORE DROP:

– Intermediate: Roland Rabien
– Masters: Dave Holden
– Women: Jen Erlendson
– Expert: Craig Ritchey

With DOUBLE POINTS a factor at the last race as well as the LOW SCORE DROP… well really anything can and has happened! It is a tight battle out there!

2) Wouldn’t it be nice…
I was looking at how many people we have ranked this year for the series… meaning that they have done at least one of the races in a category other than beginner and finished the event to score points… so far we have 175 Ranked riders Vs. 134 last year. Then I started to think about how nice and fun it would be to have EVERYONE show up at the same race… It would be incredible.our fields would look like this for numbers:

– Intermediate: 65
– Masters: 44
– Women: 22
– Expert: 44

With that many riders we would be able to afford $$ for the open women and expert men at every race (Thanks again Action Motorcycles for the $$ last weekend). If we had that many women racing we would be able to have both an intermediate category and an open women category. It would be great!

With that I would like to thank those that have made a solid effort to recruit new riders out to the series this year. It has been great to see some new faces and we hope that they come back. If you have not yet.bring someone new out to the series final! Last chance this year!!

3) Another (SMALL) VICTORY for Cyclocross
After I sent my last note out about our recent small victory for cross at Cycling BC she informed me of ANOTHER small Victory… from our friend Tanya Campasano: “

“Also a VP CX will be a new board position so CX will no longer fall under Road maybe another small victory..?? As it’s a new position and the bylaws have to be amended and submitted, it is an assigned position this year, and then up for election next year.”

4) Rabien!
Many of you noticed the headline from our last update with the results from the Double Cross weekend. As fans of cyclocross and knowing the sport it was super exciting to see Roland Rabien win the intermediate category at Cameron Cross. Roland has come from the back of the pack to the front in very gradual but steady improvements. Those of you that race know that in every category at every level it is a race, there are always people you are trying to beat and always someone trying to beat you… and the intermediate category is no different!

We asked Roland to let us know a bit about his race, his weekend and what he has done differently to move up this year.

Seems like I have quite the fan club. Norm asked me to do a mini race/ training report, so here it is:
Following an epic battle in the corn between Jordan Maynard, Geoff Pendrel, Guy Gensey, Michael Brinton and I on Saturday, I was expecting the same on Sunday. After checking out the course, I put my money on Geoff. I figured his pro downhill skills would get him down the treacherous descents faster than anybody else. Kevin Knock attacked right off of the start, opening a gap on the first climb. My legs felt dead from Saturday, I couldn’t stay with Kevin, even though climbing is my speciality. The decent was as bad as I expected, lots of people fell. My goal was to just stay upright.

My legs were feeling fine by the second lap, so I attacked on the climb and managed to take the lead and open a gap. Now I was my own worst enemy. Usually when I’m in the lead, I get too excited and do something stupid to take myself out of contention. I needed to stay calm. By lap 4 the course had changed, the grass was gone and the corners were all slick mud. I fell 4 times within a few minutes. I started riding more cautiously, a lot slower in the corners, but I figured everybody else was going slower as well, so it would be ok. Turns out it was, and I won my first cross on the rock race in 18 starts.

I did a few things differently this year which really improved my
– Improved my technical skills. Starting mountain biking regularly, even after Vegan Dave took me to “The Dump” and broke my leg.
– Bought a new bike to replace my ancient Cannondale. First an Empella
(RIP) and then an Everti (Best bike ever).
– Riding road more often, but shorter and more intense with Tripleshot Cycling Club. 6am three times a week.
– Stopped going for the hole shot, let somebody else find the tricky corners.

Thanks for all the cheers!

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6) We still got Stuff for Sale!!
We have a few things for sale.either me, Mag 3 Auger award winner Stefan or Wendy.

Wendy: If you are interested in any of the team clothing items that I had at the last event but did not have any cash let me know and I can bring them to another event.

REDUCED. REDUCED!!! Mag 3 Auger award Winner Stefan.
I am selling my Fuji Cross bike.when you can not ride one bike because of a broken wrist… 2 seems more than excessive.
Details: 58 cm Fuji Cyclocross bike – $600 – well ridden but super solid. Never crashed. New rear rim and drive train last winter. Great starter cx bike!

Frame & Fork
– Frame Construction: TIG-welded
– Frame Tubing Material: X-Fusion Quaternary Aluminum
– Fork Brand & Model: Fuji Custom Cyclocross
– Fork Material: Carbon fiber composite w/aluminum steerer, aero crown

– Brakeset: Avid Shorty 4 brakes, Shimano 105 STI Dual Control levers
– Shift Levers: Shimano 105 STI Dual Control
– Front Derailleur: Shimano 105, bottom-pull/clamp-on 28.6mm
– Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 SS
– Crankset: Ritchey Pro Cross, 38/48 teeth
– Pedals: Shimano 959

IFFFF you are interested let me know as I can bring it down to Duncan for you to check out. NO you can NOT race it to try it out!

REDUCED. REDUCED!!! I am selling one of my 56cm Major Jake’s . Scandium Frame. Alpha Q Fork. Super NiCE! Dura Ace Shifters and rear DR. FSA.Brand new wheels..$1600. Pro Level bike at mid level price. If you want more details or for me to bring this bike to Shawnigan Lake let me know ahead of time.

7) Series Schedule
– HISTORY: September 13th. Series Race #1 FSA Cup at Beban Park
– HISTORY: October 4th. Series Race #2: Kona Kup at Bowen Park in Nanaimo
– DONE and HISTORY!!: October 18th. Series Race #3. Crosstoberfest at Providence Farm in Duncan.
– UNBELIEVABLY FUN!!: October 31st. Nutcase Intercontinental Single Speed Championships of the Universe! Was at Fletchers Farm.
– SO DUN and still washing my gear: November 7th and 8th. Series Races #4 Children of the Corn Cross (EPIC) and #5 Cameron Cross will be in Victoria. #4 at a new venue at Slugget Farms in Central Saanich and #5 a new course at JDF
– November 22nd. Series Race #6 and Series FINAL. OrganicAthlete-egan Dave and Ian Craib are organizing a new venue and thus a new course at beautiful Hogwarts Castle. OK it is not Hogwarts but it is Shawnigan Lake school which should be awesome!

Sanctioned by Cycling BC.

Cross on the Rock 2009 Series Standings after 5 Events
Updated: November 9, 2009

Intermediate Men
1. Roland Rabien Triple Shot 81 points
2. Guy Gensey 71
3. Michael Briton 70
4. Dylan Tremblay Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 57
5. Dave Shishkoff OrganicAthlete 46
6. Kevin Knock Everti 46
7. Jordan Duncan Kona Grassroots 44
8. Chris Dickinson Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 43
9. Andy Petre Me Team 36
10. Geoff Pendrel Wheelers 34
11. Matt Dilay IRC-Cameron Law 33
12. Shepart Stewart Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 30
13. Jordan Maynard 28
14. Halldor Gunnarsson Riders Cycle 25
15. Steve Doreen 20
16. Morgan Harker 19
17. James Cameron Cycles 17
18. Erik Madson 16
19. Scott Mitchell Pro City Cycles 14
20. John Berrow Velocity 14
21. Gavin Eaton Triple Shot Cycling 13
22. Fergus Lavelle Devo-Escape Velocity 10
23. Derek Steel Arrowsmith MTB Club 10
24. Paul Kane 10
25. Ian Beveridge 10
26. Chris George PT Performance 10
27. Robin Dutton Frontrunners 10
28. Kent Duncan CVCC 9
29. Taylor Smith Oak Bay Bikes 9
30. John Rogers 9
31. Derek Prout 8
32. Regan Pringle Macs Cycle Center 7
33. Justin Wolfe Riders Cycle 7
34. Andrew Dye Fig Rolls Racing 7
35. Rob Williamson Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 6
36. Ian MacLeod Frontrunners Nanaimo 6
37. Ian Ross Organic Athlete 6
38. Wade Smith 6
39. Craig Logan Aviawest 4
40. Andy Brinton 4
41. Jak New Jak New 4
42. Mike Sevcov Everti 4
43. Patrick Burnham Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 4
44. Alexander Ritchie 2
45. Jeffery Doyle Aviawest 2
46. Argus Prittie Capital 2
47. Greg Olson 2
48. Brian Young 2
49. Geoff Wong Triple Shot 2
50. Brian Payne Schwalbe 2
51. Mark Allison 2
52. Dave Lantaigne 2
53. Shayne Alexander Riders Cycle 2
54. Gary Croome Frontrunners 2
55. Mark Wieler AMC 2
56. Mark Power Fig Rolls Racing 2
57. Spencer Burns 2
58. Aaron Grant Penticton 2
59. Eric Matheson 2
60. Derek Brain Experience Cycling Club 2
61. Marc Power UROC 2
62. Dan Curtis 2
63. Jeff Gallimore 2
64. Ken Jones Frontrunners 2
65. Cliff de Scheppen 2

Masters Men
1. Dave Holden Trek-Pro City Racing 89 points
2. Paul Brend IRC-Cameron Law 57
3. Bill McMillan 57
4. Brent Stubbs Schwalbe 56
5. Michael Harvey UROC-Simons Cycles 51
6. Jamie Emery Pro City Cycles 43
7. Barry Rempel Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 42
8. Aaron Bremner Schwalbe 39
9. Peter Wellsman Pro City Cycles 39
10. Graham Cocksedge 36
11. Brad Collins Sugoi 33
12. Derek Tripp IRC-Cameron Law 23
13. Ray LaChance Glotman Simpson 22
14. Aaron Dusseault Russ Hayes 20
15. Bob Welbourn Glotman Simpson 20
16. Jim Pearson Aviawest 17
17. Russell Stead Mighty CX 17
18. Mike Pollock Everti 17
19. Justin Mark Steed-Helly Hansen 17
20. Jeremy Hart IRC-Cameron Law 16
21. Trevor Perkins Faront Cycle-CVCC 16
22. Brian Griffen Team Alliance 14
23. Guy Ridler 13
24. Patrick Beckstead Mighty CX 13
25. Gary MacGregor CVCC 11
26. Dave Morris Arrowsmith Island Racing 9
27. Michael McArthur Glotman Simpson 9
28. Robin Willard Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 8
29. Chris Paul IRC-Cameron Law 8
30. Ron Hewitson Nanaimo MTB Club 7
31. Lee Blais Ozzie Cycles 7
32. Kurt Knock Everti 4
33. Corey Piket Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 4
34. Ian Beveridge 2
35. Shane Isbister Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 2
36. Dave Nowak Trail Bikes-CVCC 2
37. Jay Loder Mighty Cycling 2
38. Sean Clark Argon 18-Craft 2
39. Mike Sevcov Everti 2
40. Tim Watson 2
41. Michael Achuff 2
42. Doug Kranenberg 2
43. Dave Lantaigne 2
44. Raymond Tse 2

1. Jen Erlendson OrganicAthlete 68 points
2. Kristenn Magnusson Arrowsmith Cycling Club 60
3. Glenowyn Carlson Team Alliance 57
4. Tanya Berg Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 49
5. Katie Duncan Rabien Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 47
6. Chelsea Bilsbarrow Local Ride Racing 45
7. Charlene Hay Healthy Habits 43
8. Allison Sydor Rocky Mountain 40
9. Mical Dyck Trek Toronto-Terrascape 34
10. Kelly Jones Sugoi 33
11. Dawn Anderson Oak Bay Bikes-Everti 32
12. Michelle Lantaigne Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 32
13. Rita Wania OrganicAthlete 26
14. Bobbie-Jean Taylor Arrowsmith 15
15. Heather King Active Life Multisport 14
16. Amanda Wakeling Trail Bikes-CVCC 13
17. Cathy Graham 13
18. Karen Fedorak Hardcore Cycling 12
19. Clare Squires 11
20. Shannon Baerg Russ Hayes 11
21. Sarah Hall Experience Cycle 10
22. Sue Handel Nanaimo MTB Club 8

Expert Men
1. Craig Ritchey Blue Competion Cycles 77 points
2. Normon Thibault Frontrunners-Nanaimo 67
3. Dylan Tremblay Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 56
4. Jeff Riemer Arrowsmith Cycling Club 53
5. Tyler Trace Trek Red Truck Racing 50
6. Jason Eagles Six Up Cycling 37
7. Kevin Noiles La Bicicletta Pro 35
8. John Fokkema Trek Pro City Cycles 34
9. Rob Britton Trek-Pro City Cycles 33
10. Mat Dawes Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 29
11. Mat Hewitt Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 27
12. Steve Doreen 27
13. Robin Dutton Frontrunners-Nanaimo 23
14. Bob Welbourn Glotman-Simpson 23
15. David Huntley Experience Cycling Club 22
16. Graham Cocksedge 20
17. Troy Woodburn Pro City Cycling 20
18. Trevor Jones Experience Cycling Club 17
19. Drew MacKenzie IRC-Cameron Law 17
20. Russel Anderson Everti-Oak Bay Bikes 16
21. James Cameron Cycles 16
22. Fred Hodgson Island Cycle 16
23. Dan MacDonald Total Restoration 16
24. Jeff Beeston Trail Bikes 15
25. Tom Skinner Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 15
26. Jon Benskin Hardcore Racing 14
27. Nic Hamleton Trek Red Truck Racing 13
28. Peter Stevenson Experience Cycling Club 11
29. Sean Cruichshank Aviawest 10
30. Nick Berry Mighty CX 10
31. Daniel Sessford Blue Factory 10
32. Vaughn Hildebrand Island Racing Club 9
33. Steve Bachop IRC-Cameron Law 9
34. Michael Jordon 8
35. Austin Horn Pro City Cycling 8
36. Jean Sebastion Lareau Oak Bay Bikes-Victoria 6
37. Dan Scott Oak Bay Bikes Victoria 6
38. Nick Holatko Team Hack and Chop 5
39. Kenyon Campbell Fort Street Cycles 4
40. Emmaneul Lint Oak Bay Bikes-Nanaimo 4
41. Menno Jongsma 2
42. Basse Clement H&R Block 2
43. Brad Collins Sugoi 2
44. Brent Hambleson Sugoi 2


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PAST WINNERS of the Series
– Intermediate Men – Bill McMillan (2006), Ben Glassen (2007)
– Masters Men – Robin Dutton (2006), Sean Cruckshank (2007)
– Open Women – Trish Sinclair (2006), Dawn Anderson (2007)
– Expert Men – Troy Woodburn (2006), John Fokkema (2007)

Number of Ranked Riders: 175

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