2012 (Final)
2011 (Final)
2010 (Final)
2009 (Final)
2008 (Final)
2007 (Final)

Results

316 4:01 Jerry Dufour
356 4:10 Jamie Alexander
365 4:14 Will Fyfe
308 4:16 Randy Kerr
352 4:18 Jaifer Beizer
366 4:23 Ross Livingston
321 4:26 Shey Linder
355 4:26 Mike Flowers
324 4:26 Pete Edmonson
363 4:31 Mike Wozniak
390 4:31 Jimmy Prentice
361 4:36 Will Hibberts
306 4:36 Hardwick Gregg
332 4:38 Mike Hurley
319 4:39 Jacob Smith
317 4:39 Chris Davis
327 4:40 Derek Richesin
357 4:41 Mark Fisher
387 4:41 Jimmy Smith
331 4:41 David McDuff
325 4:42 Hefin Jones
320 4:45 Chad Hungerford
338 4:46 Bo Nolen
359 4:46 Dustin Phillips
345 4:49 Alex Newton
360 4:51 Marcus Campbell
373 4:51 Mary Sickler
351 4:55 Chris McGrath
326 4:57 Nicholas Patterson
341 4:58 Mike Enervold
385 4:58 Michael Balliet
362 4:58 Ron Williams
372 5:01 Jen Nichols
382 5:03 Tim Hayes
310 5:03 Randall Martin
305 5:05 John Schwab
328 5:06 Wayne Price
343 5:10 Mike Lackey
311 5:13 Robert Eslick
383 5:17 Wes McWorter
335 5:19 Rebert Brunshof
332 5:21 Randy Charles
389 5:22 Max Diaz
388 5:23 Jonathan Crain
358 5:24 Andrew Boyd
384 5:26 Lee Neal
301 5:27 Paul Blanton
329 5:27 Michael O’Kelley
371 5:28 Maaike Everts
322 5:36 Chris Reed
386 5:38 Ross Porter
323 5:38 Travis Johnson
318 5:38 Todd Rosser
302 5:46 Nick Kirby
336 5:47 Landon Voller
309 5:47 Doug Littrell
350 5:55 Zach Riggins
330 6:03 Will Black
366 6:08 Marty Mitchell
304 6:08 James Hall
339 6:16 Pete Foret
333 6:16 Josh Frank
354 6:35 Zach Davis
307 6:44 David Green
303 6:44 Terry Johnson
344 7:05 Josh Crosby
353 7:33 Colin Smith
347 7:47 Lucas Miller
349 8:07 William Hereford
dnf dnf Mike Garner
KOM Jaifer Beizer
QOM Mary Sickler
DFL William Hereford

SE2014

Man, another one is in the books. It finally felt like the event has roots, maybe just from the business end of the stick… What I mean is that I really did not have much time or energy to put into organizing the event this year. Jacquelyn, Matt and Lindsey were in the same boat. All of us have been super slammed with our real jobs, not to mention M & L are expecting…soon. So, we relied on our previous two years of work shaking out details and knowing the ropes.  I needed the COGS volunteer team to be money and they delivered in spades. Hell, they even brought more volunteers into the fold this year and ran a new twist of their own-poker run!. I don’t think there are enough words to express my gratitude for their support for this event. But, when I step back and look at it, it’s not just the event, these folks are immensely proud of what they have built and what is possible with the playground they call their turf. Steve Nichols and Sean Williamson stepped up to be big players in making the show happen. We hope you enjoyed the food, that would not be possible without our head chef, Jackie Burks and the support of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe.

 

Pre-reg looked pretty good this year and we were excited for a healthy crowd representing several states. It’s always interesting to me how much interest there is from the Gulf States, Florida always and this year Louisiana. I guess if you think about it, this is one of the closest endurance races with real elevation for them. We are always happy to see them and show them a good time.

 

The Saturday night camp out was per usual with a few more tents and trailers scattered about. We cooked out, shot the breeze and then turned down for what seemed to be a plesant evening…and then it happened…the dogs…the dogs!!! After a lively rousing from one unamused camper and then me chasing a dog into the woods with a bike light, things calmed down for a bit and a few z’s were had by all. 4 am and the psycho rooster had his turn to shine…oh, well, it was pretty close to my time anyway.

 

Sunday was upon us and the weather was uncharacteristically good. Cars startedd rolling in at 5:30 and we started to get nervous that we were going to run out of supplies if many more cars rolled in. The final start list was 7o deep, a nice bump from previous years. The heat was present in all categories and the heat was hott! We got going right at 8am and the game was on. Knowing that we had missed a sign last year and how bad that made me feel for changing the dynamics of the race, I spent waaay more time on Saturday marking everything. When the riders were off, I punched it over to the exit of the singletrack to ensure that everything was good. The first riders went through and I punched it to the entrance to “Ogletree” – this is the secret trail where Kyle was detoured last year. Everything was good as the riders went through. I watched Jerry, Jamie, Will and Chad roll through smiling. Then Jaifer, Will H. and Shey rolled through with a 3 min gap. I then punched it Bo Duke style to the exit of Ogletree where Jaifers group was exiting and Jaifer yelled that there was no sign at the exit. I screamed a bloody expletive that was heard on the moon and just then spotted Jerrys group confused. I yelled at them to come to me through the woods. They did and got back on course. If the gap held true through Ogletree it was a 3 min mishap. I found the signs thrown in the woods and got them back in place so no one else missed the turn.

I then had to “Bo Duke” it through wiregrass to get in front of the riders and make sure the Rocky Mtn Church turn sign had not been tampered with. I did not catch Jerry or Jaifers group…holy crap they were motoring… I mean, I really can’t imagine rolling that strong, freaking motorcycle speed.  The two signs were missing, My heart sank, the pessimist in me knew that this was going to be a disaster, my worst nightmare. I don’t fear failure, I accept it’s possibility in everything I do, but I could taste it, It was upon me. I hung my head, just pointing the riders in the right direction as my mind raced…how would I fix this? There was no contingency plan for this big a mistake. I texted Aid station 2 and told them what had happened, I asked them to just ask the first group throu if they were Jerry. What seemed like hours passed and then the text came through, “Jerry thru”…I almost cried. I found the sign in the woods and got it back in place. Things were back to normal…enough. I know that in these situations I can count on the top dogs to help with sorting thing out as needed in the end. But, just as it was last year – all small mistakes will be rectified on the skyway, the skyway will reveal the winner…always.

Texts started coming – “16 yr old at the turnaround”, “16 yr old thru bulls gap”, “16 yr old onto Ogletree” and finally mine ” Jerry is going to set the course record”. Jamie and Will were locked in their own battle for the podium and the riders started to stream through. After that it was back to the trailhead to start preparing for podiums and monitoring the course workers texts about riders still battling the skyway and wiregrass. That was a hearty group of racers and they all accomplished more than I know I could on the bike. The course workers had a long day as usual and did it all with a smile. Staying until the last rider was through and cleaning the course of materials after them.

Everyone hung out, ate some great food and told tall tales about the skyway. This is my favorite part of the event, not just because I know the goal is close to being met again and I can go ahead and add another notch in my hobby job belt. But, because the riders are having a great time and reveling in their accomplishment. Podiums were done, sponsors were recognized and the awesome trophies (created by Bo Nolen) were distributed.

I really enjoyed this year and I know that we are ready for the next step – 100 mile option and a Saturday event. The planning will be more comprehensive, no resting on our experience this time. The hwy crossing and dealing with the state DOT has kept me off of it previously. But, it’s time. I hope you will join us again n ’15. We promise to give you a real good time.

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors. It doesn’t matter if it was money, pro bono design or cookies, we can’t do what we do without you, we just can’t. We want to give the racers an experience that we would want to have and that is how it gets done.

 

Word to ya moms, 2015 will drop bombs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2014 SKYWAY EPIC!


Hardwick Gregg, National CX champion

We at BAMACROSS want to congratulate one of our own – Hardwick Gregg, our newly crowned NATIONAL CHAMPION!!!!


BAMACROSS 2013 Series Results

Bamacorss Results 2013_After Sloss_Final Series Standing


BXFY

she was a good one, she always is…that slosscross. UCI officials would have croaked = what american cyclocross means to me.

 

NOLA/ATL/WA all came to get some, and the gettin’ was got. It was a weird season with Alabama cyclocross being stretched into forms it’s never seen before and I think it was good, for the most part. The one thing I noticed missing was atmosphere. For some reason the festive side took a shot and it seemed to be much more about racing, just straightforward racing…like a bike race? But I missed it, it made me wonder. Then sloss came around. All the love lost was found again, the baby woke up, the baby heckled,the baby was inhebriated, the baby was back.

 

Hobo fires, cookouts,mud,creepy critter woods art,turns,barriers,beers,cheers.

 

That’s my report.

 

Till next year. Till next year.

 

BXFY!


Tannehill Recap

TANNEHILL RESULTS

RESULTS (DROP RACE FACTORED IN)

 

The hardcores were out with force this weekend. This season has been a dry one, until it wasn’t. The first heat raced on a relatively normal course with a few wet roots to battle. Maaike and Kim had a good little battle with Maaike pulling away early and Kim clawing her way back to striking distance with one to go. The masters races were good ones as usual with Wael Amara and Mike Powell (45/35) battling it out to the end.

I was stoked that the juniors fields were solid in the race conditions. Jolie Dufour proved that there’s something in the water at that house (can I get a drink), while Savannah Meredith wore the leaders jersey proud and battled within seconds to the end. also, newcomer Libby Davis had a strong race and learned plenty about handling skills on a super technical course. Campbell Holley and William Seitz crossed swords once more with Campbell flying the leaders jersey for the w; Jack Phelps rode like a lion on his 24″ redline getting rad in all the turns.

In the women’s C race Gretchen Mcelveen and Holly Carmichael did their thing battling back and forth with Gretchen taking the w again; there was a gret battle close behind for third with Michelle Campbell and Andie Thompson throwing down.

The single speed race has been a good one all year and this one did not disappoint; Gavin and JD were very close the entire race with Kyle Campbell close behind. Gavin pulled the w with JD 100m behind.

The men’s C race was one of the most exciting of the day to witness, with multiple lead changes. A Mellow Mushroom rider took the holeshot and had a big lead, but within a couple of laps he was back in the fold. With one to go, Sean Williamson had the lead, but only just. He was able to keep it upright and take the w with Brian D and Joe Ortega charging the line close behind.

The C35 race was tight, with Jeff McCord, Russell Brown and Doug Littrell swapping licks until a winner emerged in Jeff (I smell a bagger).

The A/B race is when the sky opened up and pops of lightning were all around. We were checking several different weather apps trying to decide if we should delay the race or not. The decision was made to let them race on time. Mike Lackey charged the first turns and showed the way until Jerry Dufour took over the controls. Jerry and Joseph Dabbs pulled a slight gap on Mike, but it was an ebb and flow the entire race with Mike pulling into reach several times. Mike probably couldn’t tell, but Pat Casey was so close behind him the entire race and crushing it to connect. The race ended with Jerry taking it with Joseph close for second and Mike rolling in to round out the podium.

This weekend is the finale, Sloss Cross. I don’t need to tell you that it is not to be missed. The afterparty at Bottletree will be half season end party and half Xmas party. Bring yer party pants.

Braaap, Braap, Hup, Hup!!!


BAMACROSS #5 Presented By BRANNON HONDA

 

SLOSS WEEK!

 POST RACE PODIUMS AND SERIES AWARDS @ BOTTLETREE CAFE\


BAMACROSS #4- Presented By BRANNON HONDA


Results for BAMACROSS #3- Presented by BRANNON HONDA

After the 3rd race in the BAMACROSS Presented by BRANNON Honda series which saw some fast lap times on what turned out to be very tough technical course in Cullman, the following is run down of the series standings in each category.

  • Scott Staubach from Momentum has extended his lead in the Master’s 35 with Craig Tamburello of Brick Alley Bikes and Marcus Campbell of GSMR in tight battle for 2nd and 3rd.
  • Wael Amara of GSMR is proving that you only need 1 gear and a consistence podium finish each race to lead the Master’s 45 series, GSMR teammate David Sanders and Randy Kerr of Momentum are in another tight battle for the other 2 podium spots.
  • The Junior Boys series continues to be an exciting series with the podium spots going  to Campbell Holly in 1st, William Hereford of Bici Coop in 2nd  and William Seitz of GSMR in 3rd.
  • Savannah Meredith of MG&G has strong hold on the top podium step, but she now has another young racer in Jodie Dufour racing for Steel City She in 2nd.
  • In the Singlespeed series Randy Kerr of Momentum has come on strong over the last couple of races to take the lead and only 1 points separates Peter Reed of Absolute Racing and Philip Thompson of Tria for 2nd and 3rd.
  • The Men’s C series has turned into a 2 man race between Zachery Riggins in 1st and Joe Ortega of MG&G in 2nd, with Matt Pittman holding onto the last podium spot.
  • Joseph DiChiarchio of East Ridge Mtn Mafia current sits in 1st in the Men’s C 35+ series, with Stephen Kelly of Team Magic in 2nd and Doug Littrell in 3rd.
  • The Woman’s AB series is be led by Maaike Everts of Steel City She, with her teammate Jennifer Humber in 2nd and Kate Stribling of Bici Coop in 3rd.
  • The Women’s C series is turning out to be another tough battle between Melissa Daniels in 1st, Michelle Campbell of GSMR in 2nd and Gretchen McElveen of MG&G currently in 3rd.
  • The Men’s B series is being led by young GSMR racer Reid Richesin with Michael Powell of Momentum and Marcus Campbell of GSMR in a tight battle for 2nd and 3rd.
  • Who knew that Joseph Dabbs’ acrobatic save in a failed bunny hopping attempt over the barriers was enough to help him hold onto his lead in the Men’s A series.  Mike Lackey of Tria moved in the 2nd spot and the 3rd podium spot is currently being shared by Jerry Dufour of Momentum & Chris Edmonds of Tria.

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