– Ladies and gentlemen may I have your attention… Elvis has left the building. Thanks again to Bevery Bike-VeePak, Psimet, and Team Pegasus for helping to make Elvis Cross a success. The weather was hotter than a Hound Dog, which had a bunch of riders getting All Shook Up, leading to a few Heartbreak Hotels… but at the end of the day we think everyone had a great time. Congratulations to Steve Paslawsky from Cary, IL who won this week’s Sister Sprocket Flying Pig Award. Thanks also for the peanut-butter and banana sandwiches and fried chicken!
– This coming weekend is the CCC’s first ever double race weekend with Psycho CX on Saturday in Wauconda and Carpentersville in (you guessed it) Carpenters’ Park in Carpentersville. Online pre-reg for both races closes Thursday night at midnight. Look for the double course preview on Thursday morning at 9am.
– Just a reminder that we start closing down registration on race day 30 minutes prior to the start of each category. If you show up 5 minutes before your race is scheduled to start you will not have time to reg and get to the starting grid. We make every effort to get every rider we can into each race, but if you are tardy it throws a wrench in our gears and throws off the schedule for the entire day worse than 2 meters of yellow caution tape wrapped around your rear cassettes. So… please be courteous to all your fellow racers and be on time so we can all stay on schedule.
– It was brought to our attention this week that there are numerous categories where several riders are tied on Overall Series Points. In situations like this we rank riders based on their most recent placing. However, going forward if there are racers in the top ten who are no shows on race day and there are extra spots available in the front row we will call up those riders tied for 10th place to fill the front row.
– And finally… Bicycling Magazine will be hosting a screening of The Cyclocross Meeting at the Music Box Theater on Monday, October 25, at 7:30 pm. Brian Vernor and Barry Wicks will be there for a Q&A, and there will be an after party as well. Seating is limited and advance tickets are on sale now via www.brownpapertickets.com. The Cyclocross Meeting is a documentary on the sport of ‘cross (and the human connections it inspires around the world) by Brian Vernor who has previously filmed such treasures as Pure Sweet Hell, Where Are You Go, and We Just Work Here.