Brookside, Alabama has invited us to come out and use their park for multiple cx races this year. If you haven’t been to John Bensko park you need to get out there and check it out. I think I have either ridden out there with a group or taken the kids out there to ride every weekend for the past two months…it’s that awesome.
The grand opening for the new campground is next weekend 9/9 – 9/10 and we are going to have an official BAMACROSS practice out there on Sunday the 10th at 10am. Camping out on Saturday night is encouraged, I’ll be there with the full Marshall clan. On Sunday we will set up barriers for dismount/mount practice and I will give assistance and answer any questions that newcomers may have about cyclocross racing. We will do barriers for 30min and then have a timed race simulation on a short course to get you acclimated to a 45 min effort on dirt. Brookside will have a festival going on at the same time, so it will be friendly for the whole fam as well as the rowdy crowd. If you don’t live close to Bham and haven’t had a chance to ride the course….this is your chance.
The park has bathrooms, showers, playground, hiking trails, creek beach, rope swing…
If you are planning to join us camping, make reservations with the town of Brookside. Primitive site is 10 bucks and improved sites are 20.
Let’s get it on!
Omar, Jan, Driskell, JD, Barton, Malone, Stanley, Laythan, Campbell, Zach, Hubbard, Jacks, Schmidt, Woods, Cross
If you haven’t, why not?
Rules have been updated. Let the strategery commence.
There will be a few changes this season, most of you already know about…more races, longer season, single speed category. I will be doing some ‘tweaking’ to the points structure to integrate some of these changes. The cat 3’s will once again race with the 1,2’s but they will be scored seperate and have their own competition. The single speed cat will have their own cat as well with some substantial points getting. The 3’s point structure will be formed for potential upgrading in mind as per usual. But, the single speed cat points will be non-transferable. The team competition has become one of the more interesting focuses for bamacross from my perspective and I want the great feel that we have at all of our races to benefit from this competition. I’ve thrown several ideas around on this topic…best grill out, costume points, volunteer points…I’ll have a twist this year that I hope will benefit the ‘scene’ and give even the small teams a fighting chance to go for glory (aka – the badass trophy).
That being said, we have a huge year planned and I am more excited about the opportunities being offered than ever before. Last year we had a great opportunity presented to us by Hugh Stump in Gadsden and this year the Mayor of Brookside is on board with our little thing. I hope you all are as excited as I am for the 2011 season.
Brap, Brap, Brap!
Yes, 6 weeks in a row (right off the bat) is a bit much…i know. i’m going to pull 2 of the race dates from oct and put them into january…yes january.