Reporting on local races is interesting, especially when you have stuck a fork in your own season and aren't attending said races. People are very keen on getting their results posted here for all the world to comment on, some so much so that they send you text messages after getting results to make sure you are aware and give them their full "due". More on that in a min...
On Sat at the Central Park Nationals (™ HSH), aka the CRCA race, Zach Koop of Blue Ribbon narrowly beat out Dylan Lowe (BH/CC) and Gavin Robertson (Foundation) in the A race, Stefan Singer of siggi's beat Noah Gellner (Sid's) and Stephen Chang (CyclelifeUSA) in the B race, Fabienne Gerard won the women's race and David DeSimone won the C race. Full results here. I would like to take this time to abuse my power here and thank the current CRCA board for an excellent and extremely well run season. Kudos for working hard and continuing to bring great racing to the area and spending many thankless hours doing so. Across town at the Kissena Fall Classic, someone named Katz Katz won the Kissena Men's field, Chase Goldstein won the 1/2/3 race, Scott Mills won the 4 race and Billy Wherley took the 5 race. Full results here.
On Sun, people went in circles around FBF. Mike Anderson (siggi's) won the cat 4 race with a daring solo attack with a few laps to go that stuck. Ariel Mendez-Penate (Champsys) also pulled a late solo attack (he's a cat 1, did you guys know that?) that stuck for the win in the 1/2/3. I know this because Ariel decided to text me on sun to gloat about how awesome he is. He also later sent me a gchat message to make SURE I gave him a shout out here. Here it is Ariel, your shout out to the masses. Now go and use that payout to buy a razor and shave that ridiculous hipster moustache you have been cultivating. It looks stupid.
You may be done with racing, but that doesn’t mean racing is done with you.
It was a weekend’s worth of racing that I shall now type about, so here is the typing that I will do.
I leave the area for a week, and it seems that everyone has forgotten how to snipe away about other riders sandbagging and cutting courses. What has become of the internet?