Thursday, July 14, 2016

Calling an End to the 2016 Practice Crits

Given the poor turn out for last night's practice crit (21 riders total - both A and B race), and the fact that we started late so that we could get the minimum number of corner guards (looked like we might have to cancel), we have decided to call it a season.

Please look for a end-of-season survey to be posted here shortly so we can get feedback for next year.

Thanks to all who came out, and particularly to those of you who were regular volunteers.

See you in 2017.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Important Practice Crit Update

The organizing committee for the practice crit has decided that we are taking a 3 week hiatus because many of the core people responsible for setting up and organizing the practice crits will be gone over the next three weeks.

There will NOT be practice crits on the following dates: June 22, June 29, or July 6.

We will finish the season with 3 final practice crits which will lead up to and help get racers ready for the LAPT omnium and the State Championship weekend.

The final practice crits will be: July 13, July 20, and July 27.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Great 2 Weeks of Racing!

Weather has been perfect the past two weeks and with the nice weather, out came the racers - we had about 50 racers 2 weeks ago and about 40 racers last night!

We will be racing next week (but not June 22).

As a reminder, in the event of sketchy weather, I will post by about 4:30 pm whether the practice crits are on or off for the night.

A couple shots from last night.

Lining up for the A race.

Second lap and the A race already strung out.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Crit Cancelled for Tonight

Given the forecast and the likelihood for rain, we are canceling the crits for tonight. (It better not end up being warm and sunny tonight!)

See everyone next week.

Crit Weather Update

I will post about 4:30 pm whether the crit tonight is a go or not as the forecast looks iffy at the moment.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great Night of Racing!

Turned out to be a gorgeous night, and we had the largest fields so far this season!  Sunny and warm weather, and of course the Soho food cart, must have been all we needed.

A few spectators grabbing some food.

Hope to see even more people out next week!

The B race had a good sized field and it stayed together for much of the race despite the pace! And a break attempt ion the A race also coming into Turn 3. A few pics are below.

B racers coming into turn 3

Turn 3

Strung out a bit coming into turn 3 in the A race.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tomorrow Night looks Perfect for Racing!

Forecast looks great for tomorrow. sunny and mid 60s, with little wind. We will also have the Soho food cart there tomorrow too.

I made a "plug" for the crits at the Capital Brewery ride earlier tonight, and hopefully a number of those riders will also show up to check out the crits.

For those of you planning to come who are new, be sure to read some of the previous blog posts as they contain information and details about the crits, location, cost, etc.

Again, the practice crits are a great way to practice and develop bike handling skills, gain fitness, and check out what crit racing is all about. We will also have experienced racers there to coach as well.

A couple pics from last week - The B race getting started, and post race munchies courtesy of Slide food cart.