There is ALSO an informal cross event TOMORROW (Sept11) & all Bellas are welcome to check it out! If my work schedule cooperates, I hope to be there!
After a nice long break the Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor Cyclocross Series is back for Round #4.
Round #3 was the largest JP race yet. Much thanks to the Caldwell's for putting on another spectacular race. The weather was perfect and the racing was intense. The sleeping dragon Blair Dudley wrestled himself awake to handily walk away with the win. Rodger Bowser came on strong to take second. The identity of the third place was lost in the ensuing mayhem. Despite the new names the overall series leadership changed little. With his second 2nd place in a row Rodger Bowser pulls into the series lead, followed by the stalwart Rich Stack, and Jason Lummis pulls into third, slightly edging out Brian Rosewarne despite his swiss army knife like utility.
All this brings us to the fourth round of the series: Vindication at Vets.
The race will take place Thursday, September 11th, at Vets Park
The start/finish will be near the parking lot off of Dexter Road, which is also the best place to park. This race will be the truest cross race of the season yet; there will be barriers and the course will be the approximate length of a traditional cross course. If enough people show up, the race will likely be broken into two groups (A and B). The A race will be 60 minutes and the B race will be 45 (racers can race in whatever group they want). The A race will go off at 6:30 and the B quickly after that. Special for this event is the venerable course designer Coach Primehunter. As always the prizes for this event will be graciously provided by Two Wheel Tango, Mighty Good Coffee, and Morgan & York. Please plan to stay around after the race for an award ceremony, of a sort.