After two races where the Wicked Wash pop-up stood only to offer shade, the team was excited to be using it to keep the rain off.
The third week of the Super-8 Series went down at Rosaryville State Park for the Tacchino Cyclocross race. Rain in the forecast had the team swapping tires and crossing their figures some great cyclocross conditions. The rain tapered off by race day, leaving perfect conditions for the 4/5 race at 8am. Andy demonstrated how much much fun you can have on a ‘cross bike, sliding around the corners perma-grin affixed.
The Kromis Kids came out with the promise of mud. Racing as a little Belgian and Braden crushed a full lap!
The junior race was stacked as always, with a large contingent of Miller School athletes on the start line. Noah had another great start. Hammering out the first lap in the front group. A mechanical offered the opportunity for the dreaded “cyclocross duathalon” Noah hustled back to the pit, took the B-bike and powered on. Next lap he got his bike back almost good as new, and nursed it around the course, picking a number of spots back up. That’s cross right? Sometimes you’re the bug, sometimes your the windshield. Either way, he grabbed some more series points, and is currently sitting 11th!
The most exciting race of the day was probably the Stahl vs Stahl battle in the men’s 45+ elite. The clear winner was definitely the promotor! That’s low hanging-heckling fruit!
Tacchino also brought out the elusive pit shoe/bike change. A good teammate doesn’t just offer up their bike, but their shoes too! I don’t know who that was, but it was awesome.
Killer-Bs were at it again. Chris lined up #3, hoping for a good start. He got it and kept it clean and fast. Haymarket’s George Shultz set a blistering pace, stretching the field after the first lap. Chris and C3-Twenty20’s Jeremy Burkhart made the selection with a few HPC juniors. The battled for a number of laps and Chris hung on for third. The third place finish put him in second for the Super-8 Series
Awesome racing by everyone. Race results are up on Race Works Gruppetto’s Page Remember before you clean the mud off your bike make sure your cleaner is tubular friendly. See you at DCCX!
Results: Tacchino Cyclocross – 10/12/2014