This weekend is the Superior Morgul Classic which includes the resurrection of the Morgul Bismark road race. Part of this weekend of racing is the Friday night Street Sprints. This is something a little different and I expect to be a great spectator sport. Below are a list of the rules for the Street Sprints.
Race Start and Staging: The start of the Street Sprints will be just west of the Community Park on Coalton Rd and South Indiana St. Racers will head east on Coalton Rd and finish at the intersection of Coalton Rd and Rock Creek Circle.
Staging will be continuous throughout the event. Please adhere to staging volunteer and officials’ instructions.
If you have placed in a sprint and progressed to the next round, please proceed directly back to the start line. Missed starts will constitute a DNF result.
With 50% chance of thunderstorms and plenty of thunderheads around the forecast for getting the race rolling was questionable as it usually can be the first month or so of racing but when go time came for all categories the weather held back leaving some good racing back at the Colorado Research Park. I personally toed the line in the Single Speed field which was surprisingly small and loosely organized at the back of the men's B field.
While results are not yet up for last night, usually takes a few days, last week is up and this URL appears to be bookmarkable for future reference
Yesterday the race organizers and sponsors met with the race director, Brian Hludzinski, to discuss the big race coming up this weekend.
Remember that this race is by far not just for the competitor despite this being one of the more racer supported event many Colorado racers will get the chance to do in 2010. Friday night things get kicked off with street sprints, live music and food (check out the schedule for Friday). The street sprints (something rarely witnessed in Colorado) will take place on Coalton Road in front of Community Park starting at 4pm and lasting until 8:30. The pasta dinner kicks off at 6pm and the band takes the stage at 7pm. With Osker Blues being one of the sponsors you will be sure to find me around 7pm with 1-2 beers in me and 1 in the hand watching the sprints roll down the street!
On the way home from work I stopped by the CU Short Track race #1. My time was limited so I only got to watch the Women Cs and the Juniors. Looked like a lot of fun. Time to dust off the mountain bike.
One of Colorado largest races went off yesterday, Deer Trail, also one of the few remaining road races in Colorado which might explain it's continued high attendance despite its remote location. This year's course was somewhat new and as always out there, weather played a big factor which usually is testing riders ability to ride with wind.
According to the ACA results times where below record times with yesterday's winner coming in with 43:26 and the current record is 41:19 but given the conditions those times are still relatively fast. In your words how did this race play out?
I took these pictures about a mile into the climb. Looks like it was pretty muddy toward the top of the climb. Other Photographers
This, the fourth and final USA Cycling Collegiate National Championship completed the 2009-10 collegiate cycling season and secured Fort Lewis College’s place atop the national collegiate team Division I rankings and Mesa State College’s spot ahead of all other Division II schools. Both of those teams finished in the top five of their respective divisions at Road Nationals to seal the overall season victory.