Thursday, April 25, 2013

RESULTS: SMSS Round #1, Big Flat HC (east side), Apr 24

It's 2013.  It's spring.  It's time once again to determine South Mountain club supremacy. 

My weather forecasts proved to be optimistic, as we did indeed encounter rain.  For 3-4 minutes, really HARD rain, and accompanying strong wind gusts.  However, there was no lightning, and we're not afraid to get our bikes wet.  Well, at least 12 of us aren't.  

Actually, it was archetypal summer thundershower band (without the thunder).  We started riding in calm, warm weather.  A few sprinkles turned to rain which turned to hard rain with wind gusts and a drop in temperature which quickly gave way to a gentle rain that in 15 minutes or so was spent and then, glory be, the sun began to pop out again and the temperature rise.  Of course, all of it may have seemed a bit abbreviated for me, as I was traveling east to west through the duration.

Anyway, to learn more about the SMSS, see the SU Cycling Club website.  Strava segment for yesterday's ride here.  Results below.

SMSS #1, Big Flat HC (east side)
April 17, 2013 
 1 Nathan Goates           Round Here Racing   ~30 min

 2 Eric Diamond            AVC                
 3 Jere Ballard            South Mtn Velo
 4 Christopher Woltemade   AVC
 5 Tim Rohrbaugh           South Mtn Velo
 6 Mike Spinnler           AVC
 7 Joe Kaehler             South Mtn Velo
 8 John Lancione           AVC
 9 Jim Hartnett            South Mtn Velo
10 Kyle Irwin              Ship Cycling
11 Pat Hankins             South Mtn Velo
12 Garrett Myers           Ship Cycling
 1 AVC                                         12 pts
 2 South Mtn Velo                              15 pts
 3 Round Here Racing                           27 pts*
 4 Ship Cycling                                35 pts*
 5 All other competing teams                   39 pts*
* When a team doesn't field a unit on a given day they're given a score as if they did have three riders present, but finishing after all other scored riders.

AVC takes the early lead in a squeaker over South Mountain Velo.  Shaping up to be an exciting battle between those two!

Unfortunately, with the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championship event this weekend, many of the SU students were absent.  I'm assured they would have been out in force otherwise.

I don't know what RHR's excuse is (I'm looking at you, Jon, Micah).

Thursday, April 18, 2013

RESULTS: Ironmasters ITT, April 17

The Ironmasters Individual Time Trial Series returns!

Second Wednesday of every month, April through September (except in April we postponed it a week to the third Wednesday).  For more details, including the summer schedule, visit the SU Cycling website.

Results from last night:

April 17, 2013
Men - Aero
1 Brian Hopkins                   23:49
2 Joe Kaehler      SMV            26:48
3 Jim Hartnett     SMV            27:33
4 Frank Ulrich                    29:20  
Men - Merckx
1 Jeremy White     Ship Cycling   27:09 
2 Kyle Irwin       Ship Cycling   27:29
3 Chris Townsley   AVC            29:02
4 Rick Ackerman                   29:19
Women - Merckx
1 Denise Vaughn                   33:54

Thanks to Les Engle for timing and recording results.  If you see an error or omission, send me a note or make a comment below.


South Mountain Summer Smackdown Race #1.  Big Flat HC (EAST SIDE!).  Wednesday, Apr 24.  6:00 pm.

Meet at the Arendtsville Fair Grounds.  A map.

ECCC race wkd #6: The Shippensburg Scurry

A BIG race weekend!

I mean, it was our home race, so obviously a super BIG event for the SU VelociRaiders.  (Do you like that?  I just made it up.  Two seconds ago.)

A lot to say (and it's pretty late in the saying), but I'll reserve this post to documenting results.

And results we had...two big wins from Lori Incitti in the Women's Intro (time to move to C's?) and some great results from freshman Kevin Griffin in his first collegiate event, including a win on the Horse Killer RR course in the Men's DII.

A few pictures here.  For many, many more pictures (all courtesy of Dr. Michael Drager), click here.

Read race reports on the pipes here, here, here, and here.  Or peruse the ECCC blog reel here.

There are also photo streams wandering about...some are linked on where, incidentally, you can also find full results.

Many thanks, again, to all who participated, either as racers or volunteers.  Thank you!

April 6

Men's A, Campus Criterium

Alan Royek (9/41)

Men's C, Campus Criterium
Jeremy White (20/54)
Kyle Irwin (32/54)
Michael Poland (44/54)

Men's DII, Campus Criterium
Kevin Griffin (4/26)
Sean Severt (5/26)
Ben Heisey (21/26)
Tyler Lee (22/26)
Erik Danielwicz

Women's Intro, Campus Criterium
Lori Incitti (1/5)
Heather Diehl (3/5)
Alyssa Wentz (4/5)
Tatyana Thomas (5/5)

Men's A, South Mountain HC
Alan Royek (13/33)

Men's C, South Mountain HC
Michael Poland (25/55)
Kyle Irwin (31/55)
Jeremy White (38/55)

Men's DII, South Mountain HC
Kevin Griffin (13/19)
Sean Severt (16/19)
Ben Heisey (19/19)

April 7

Men's A, Horse Killer RR
Alan Royek

Men's C, Horse Killer RR
Kyle Irwin (20/64)
Jeremy White (26/64)
Michael Poland (48/64)

Men's DII, Horse Killer RR
Kevin Griffin (1/27)
Sean Severt (13/27)
Ben Heisey (25/27)

Women's Intro, Horse Killer RR
Lori Incitti (1/4)
Alyssa Wentz (3/4) 
Heather Diehl (4/4)