When and Where: 6:00 PM, College Rd. & Cedar Rd.
Our Ride is posted on MBRA Weekly Rides: http://mbraforum.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=46
Route Map: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/mi/mason/238126755889478574
Garmin Map: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/27203409
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
As for the scoring, the suggested change by Cary was welcomed by all. Our two team concept will stay intact, but each rider can only score once for the night. In a duplicate win for one rider, the scoring will default to the second rider across the line. This worked out well with six different riders taking sprints. The scoring for the night ended up 16 white and 5 black.(someone double check this)
Totals to date are:
"there are a thousand stories in the Naked City".... great movie... there were also many stories from a Frankenmuth weekend. If you want the cold hard numbers, the results are posted on the MBRA site. If you want the rest of the story, here is some of it. First off, I knew nothing about the goings on of the Dog Bowl, now I do and I am still traumatized. As for the racing, 15 CFT riders made the journey with many fine showings. In the cat 5's Tanner had his inaugural RR experience. Thanks to a course marshall snafu, I am sure it did not turn out as planned, but he has the bug now. Joe Kennedy had a good showing in the 5's, Bryan Waldman and Kevin Gamper had superb showings crossing the line in 1st and 4th place, only to be told otherwise, (see aforementioned comment about the course marshall snafu). Both took the disappointing news in stride. In the 4's, Craig Newell and John Gracely had nice showings and both finished in the points in what proved to be a very fast field finish. Also in the 4's Brad Neagos suffered through a mechanical issue at the start and watched from the sidelines. But, as one passer buyer stated to Wade as he saw the issue unfold, "your rider handled the situation with class". Nice thing to hear about a teammate. In the 45m's, Mustapha and Mike Williams (good to see Mike racing) finished in the field as did Mark in the 55's. In the 35 masters the ZACADOWA train (my new acronym for wade, doug, zack and cary, get used to it) was a major factor in the race. Although each of them said separately they were a little disappointed in not getting Cary to the line first, the ground work is laid for the future. In talking with Cary he said it was an "awesome sight" seeing 4 black CFT jerseys come to the front of the field with 1 mile to go and take control of the finish. End result 3rd place for Cary and a superb effort for the team.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
As for the scoring, by executive decision, with no objections, last nights scoring has been ruled a "bye" week. I think we are all in agreement that we are accomplishing all we want to accomplish with the scoring and the two team concept. We are learning tactics, team riding and enhancing our finishing efforts. But, we think we can make it better. Currently the brain trusts are huddled in a darkened cave and pondering some variations. We will have a conclusion by next Monday and will then unveil it to the masses.
A solid weekend of racing for the CFT participants, here are the results for the 4/5
The week before had some outstanding results also.
Greg Hughes took 5th in his age group at the 6 hours of Stoney Creek
John Wlodarczak (TNR regular, racing for Einstien Bagels) took first in his age group in the 12 hour race.
thats all for now. See follow up entry with Brad Neagos' weekend summary.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
1. A group ride is leaving at 7:30 am from the church parking lot right across from the fire station at corner of Marshall and Saginaw. If you drive your car, park in the far easterly end of the lot, as the west end is reserved for the event. This group will do roughly a 3 hour ride and end up at the Beaners (biggby if you prefer) on Grand River in East Lansing at 10:20am.
2. A second group ride will leave from the church at 8:30am from the same church. Same drill, this group will do roughly a 2 hour ride and rendezvous with the first group at 10:20am at the Beaners.
So, pick your group, first group will probably be riding a little faster overall than the 2nd, and yes, you guessed it, they will be riding for an hour longer.
3. Once we rendezvous at the Beaners we will then ride as one group to the fire station. At the station we will be introduced and then continue on with helping with the event. If you can't stay for the whole event to help, then just stay for as long as you can. Your time will be appreciated by all.
Note, to best of my knowledge there is no existing route planned for the above rides, but end goal is to be at Beaners at 10:20.
All should wear your kits. Black. See you tomorrow, its suppose to be sunny and warm.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
For Dave Jessup, it was not the same soft landing. Dave was part of a 3 man up break on the run into Mason. The break was just about to get caught as we cleared the final hill and Dave thought it was a good time to see how well his helmet worked. His helmet bounced pretty good after smacking the pavement. Luckily, one of Ingham County's finest was passing by and we waived her down. One hour later Dave is in Sparrow Hospital making sure he still knows what city he is in. The report this morning form Dave's wife is that he has a concussion, but all else is well. Dave and his wife wanted to let everyone know they are very grateful for the response from all teammates on getting Dave taken care of. Well done! Hopefully we will see both Dave's back out very soon.
To think years ago we never even considered wearing helmets, and didn't. Maybe that is why so many of us over 50 guys are so warped.
As for the sprint totals for the night. It went white, black, white, white and black,, with no score on the Mason run. 3 week total now is.
I promised some new twists this week, but all I came up with was the double points. Next week though,,we will really have a new fresh twist,, I know you can't wait.
DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE RIDE OF SILENCE TONIGHT,, RICK (ONE OF THE OVER 50 GUYS) SENT OUT A REMINDER.
ALSO, THE HELMET FOR KIDS THIS WEEKEND, I WILL SEND OUT A DETAILED INFORMATION BLOG BY TOMORROW MORNING.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Annis Rd. 4
Blackman Rd. 5
Kinneville Rd. 3 DOUBLE POINTS AVAILABLE 6 TOTAL
Catholic Church 2
Potter Rd. 6
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
"Solid", that is what my son says when you ask him how something is going and it is going well. This past TNR was a solid night. The weather was solid. The rider attendance of 28 was solid. The pre-ride rehash of the past weekend's racing was solid. The ride safety was solid*, and the lack of mechanical delays for the most part was solid.
The night was part 2 of the black/white/eots team sprint competition. It proved to be close to even with the sprint wins, white took 3 sprints, black 2 and eots 1. The difference in the point totals were the value allocated to each sprint: the numbers played out as follows:
black pts 7
eots pts 3
2 week total
next week we will throw a little wrinkle into the scoring. Stay tuned to the blog for details.
Weekend CFT race summary. Below are the results we know of.
Cary Roseth, 2nd M35
Bryan Waldman 3rd cat 5
Robin Allen 3rd M55
Craig Newell 4th cat 4
Eric Phreed 16th M45
John Gracely 9th cat 4
John Draminski 10th cat 5
Doug Derdowski and Wade Burch, top dozen of M35, lead group, but we did not see result for final placing.
Well done. Cat 5's time to upgrade and help the 4 effort!
*I saw one blatant yellow line violation, not just a violation, but a violation to advance position. Not cool! Think twice next week, you know who you are.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Below are sprint points allocation for tonights ride
Annis Rd. 3pts
Blackman Rd. 4pts
Kinneville Rd. 1pt
Catholic Church 2pts
Potter Rd. 5pts
2 EVENT REMINDERS
FARM DAZE THIS SATURDAY 8AM AT THE PAVILION
"HELMETS FOR KIDS" SATURDAY, MAY 19, 10AM MARSHALL STREET FIRE STATION.
see you tonight
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
East winds @ 8mph
Let me first say a few things about the weather. All day long the forecast for the afternoon was 70 degrees, sunny and zero chance of rain. Well the sun was not seen all day, it may have cracked 60 for a few moments and we got sprinkled on. All this leads to further proof that there is no science to weather forecasting, it is a crapshoot done by idiots. Ok, I am done whining, now for the ride. It was the first night of team scoring for the May/ June shoot out. Maybe there was some "hangover" legs from the weekend for black, and if so, white showed no mercy with a dominant performance.
Annis Rd, white (cary) took the sprint for 5 points.
Blackman Rd., when the field snoozes, someone will react and that is what happened on the next sprint. An EOT rider ( and I am sorry I do not know your name, but I put in a name disclaimer many blogs ago, and for the purposes of this posting you are the unknown to Steve EOTS rider) took a lone flyer with Joe Kennedy (black) trying to latch on. In the end EOTS got the 3 points.
Kinneville Rd, was another 2 points for white.
Black came back to grab the Catholic Church Rd., sprint (Craig) and get on the board for the night with 4 points.
Potter road, although only worth 1 point tonight proved to be a nice team effort by all squads. Five or six riders got away after the big sweeping right turn. White had Zach and Wade, black had Jay and Craig in the mix. At the line Zach took the sprint for white and the 1 point.
The roll into Mason with the wind at our backs turned into a white train after the last hill. Numbers can rule the day when you have them and that proved to be the case as Cary was delivered to the line for 6 more points for white.
Hopefully I have all my facts straight regarding the scoring, let me know of any corrections.
Tally for the night