8 to 10 inches of snow are all that is left, last year it was 2-4 feet.
The shoveling has begun for CultCross 2009 with a couple of hours or so of work getting done today. There is already alot of mud showing and the snow continues to melt fast out at the Fairgrounds. Stay tuned for the latest and the greatest.
MY ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN INCLUDES MAKE IT EASIER FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DRIVE FROM THE FRONT RANGE BY DROPPING ENTRY FEES TO $20, USE THE EXTRA $5 FOR GAS. I'M ALSO GOING TO CONSOLIDATE CATEGORIES THIS YEAR TO KEEP THE RACES MORE "BUSY" FOR THE RACERS AND OFFICIALS. THAT GETS YOU ON YOUR WAY QUICKER AS WELL...DO NOT FRET IF NOT ALL ACA CATS ARE HERE, THIS IS CULT CROSS 2009, NOTHING MORE THAN A REALLY FUN WAY TO KICK OFF THE SEASON, NO BAR OR BAT POINTS, JUST A CROSS PARTY.
Juniors/First timers 2 laps 8:50am 30min FREE
SM 45+,55+,65+ 9:30am 45 min $20
SM Men 35 /SS 10:35am 45 min $20
Cat 3/4 Men 11:30am 45 min $20
ALL WOMEN CATS 12:30pm 45 min $20
Pro 1/2 Open Men 1:30pm 60 min $20
This should answer most questions guys and gals. I'm heading to Fla. for a week and will be getting started on course design and probably a bit of shoveling when I get home. Things look very good for the time being with MUCH less snow on course. It's gonna be a new course design for race #1, however, I will try and incorporate some type of "Abominable Snowrun" for your suffering pleasure, Cult Cross style once again, but the idea is to keep it shorter (much) than last years as pictured in the header. Stay tuned for more info as it comes. We (Mafia and myself) are trying to create as big a race feel as we can for the series. Subaru and Go Fast are both talking about being there with their "rigs" and of course Mafia will have their trailer and shwag as well...which means lots of PBR. I of course will be stocked with SQUIRT LUBE handouts for many!
ATTENTION FIRST TIMERS.
I and the rest of the partcipants encourage you to come and enjoy Cult Cross 2009. One of the most satisfying accomplishments of last years series was the number of first time racers who showed up, and were immedaitely hooked on the vibe of Cyclocross, bring your familys and friends, race the "first timers" race free, and then jump in another cat later if you enjoy it, you will.
Also, the truth or dare" bridges will be made a bit wider this year, last year was little on the "edge" (all though everyone rode them awesome!) and I want it SAFE and FUN for everyone. Or should we leave them the same? Comments welcome.
A pretty large blow to the Cult Cross 2009 series today as our largest sponsor from last year Maxxis Tires has pulled out. In a "bummer" type vibe e-mail from Ben Burgess at Maxxis, he announced that they will not be able to support grass roots events such as Cult Cross this year as their budgets and work force have been dramatically cut back like everyone else's this year. What does this mean for you? It means you come race your ass off, have fun, hang out and drink more PBR in the true spirit of Cult Cross 2009. I'll get what shwag I can for you guys, but it's really TOUGH this year all the way around. There WILL however be plenty of SQUIRT Lube to go around and I'll try and get ALL racers who race both races a bottle for your troubles....
Today I had to make the executive decision to do both Cult Cross 2009 races at the Eagle Fairgrounds. The application process on the front range was a bit monstrous to tackle in such a short period of time and I just could not commit to the front range for that reason. The town of Eagle makes it VERY easy to work with them. Boulder's application for special events is 18 pages long...so perhaps next year I can start that process six months ahead of time instead of four and a half weeks. All the same, get your arses up here and experience a great venue at the Eagle Fairgrounds in March!
I was out at the Eagle Faigrounds today assessing the snow situation which if you raced last year you know was DEEP. We've had alot of early snow here this year but the moderate temps have reduced the snowpack down to about 10-12 inches on the course. Last year we had 2-4 feet. It's shaping up to be absolutely perfect for CX conditions, hopefully real soggy and snow free by March 15th and 22nd. I'm still working on a front range venue for the 15th, stay tuned, but Eagle looks like it should be perf by race day. Look for some new course features this year which may include "air or scare" in the form of a gap jump, you know, something CultCross like. Just when you thought CX season was over....